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DEPARTMENT: Anesthesia; Geisinger Community Medical Center
WORK SCHEDULE: Rotation
WORK TYPE: Flex (PRN)
Prepares, operates, cleans, cares for, and restocks anesthesia supplies and equipment; assists in line placements and patient care as required by nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Orders and picks up local drugs and inhalational agents from Pharmacy. Stocks block carts with needed drugs. Requires knowledge of generic and current trade names of all pharmaceuticals used by the department. Prepares monthly special order supply list as assigned. Stocks and cleans all assigned areas daily. Performs decontamination procedures. Stocks, cleans, and replaces all anesthesia equipment and supplies as necessary. Sets up all special monitoring lines for the Surgical Suite. Operates Level One Rapid Infuser Pump. Assists in setups for all emergent and non-emergent procedures, including open hearts and traumas. Changes soda lime in canisters weekly and as needed. Performs leak check procedures and proper disposal of exhausted chemical. Coordinates basic upkeep and maintenance of anesthesia machinery. Sends blood to stat lab for analysis. Performs laboratory procedures for labeling, container selection, lab slip preparation, and techniques for tube operation. Obtains and prepares all equipment needed for transport of critically ill patients and assists in their transport. Assists in lifting and positioning of patients. Assists anesthetist during the induction of anesthesia as required. Maintains all specialty carts in the department. Setup and calibrate machines that are transported to outside areas. Assists with inspection and repair of equipment. Obtains used Medtronic Dual Channel Pacemakers. Cleans pacemakers, changes battery and bags. Ensures pacemakers turn on and are working properly.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Communication Skills, Computer Skills
High School Diploma or Equivalent -Required
Minimum of 1 year Clinical -Preferred
Basic Life Support Certification
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER-COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (G-CMC), Scranton, Pa., is an acute care hospital licensed for 297 beds and houses the only Level II Trauma Center in Lackawanna County and Scranton’s only neurosurgery program and adult in-patient behavioral health unit. It is also home to comprehensive cardiovascular and orthopaedic services, as well as a broad range of other surgical and radiological services.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.