Houston, Texas

Work Shift: EVENING - (3-11PM)

Work Week: M - F


Job Summary

At Houston Methodist, the Anesthesia Tech (AT) provides support to the anesthesia providers and other members of the interprofessional health care team and is directly involved in patient care before, during and after procedures. This position assists with anesthesia-related procedures, troubleshooting of anesthesia-related equipment, and set up, operation, and initiation of patient monitoring in all anesthetizing locations e.g., OR, Cath Lab, Endoscopy, etc., as well as, in preoperative units, post anesthesia care units, and intensive care units as deemed necessary or as assigned.  The AT is familiar with all anesthetizing locations, anesthesia supplies, and anesthesia and other related equipment ensuring that assigned locations and items are ready, available, and in good working conditions at all times. 

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
    • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
    • COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
    • ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
    • RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
    • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 
  • Focuses on patient/customer safety
  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE – 25 %

  1. Contributes to a positive work environment and to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the interprofessional health care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and date in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
  2. Works well with others to make contributions to the work effort as a whole and facilitates problem resolution.  Communication to promote both work efforts and problem resolution is clear, and professional. (EF)

SERVICE – 25 %

  1. Performs anesthesia support activities in all monitoring and anesthesia locations including but not limited to operating rooms, catheterization laboratories, intensive care units, and other patient care areas where anesthesia is performed.  (EF)
  2. Performs complete operating/procedure room patient monitoring and anesthesia equipment set up. (EF)
  3. Sets up, calibrates as necessary, and checks the performance of all monitoring and anesthesia equipment before connecting to the patient. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY – 25 %

  1. Cleans and disinfects equipment and work areas between patients, following infection control standards and department procedures. (EF)
  2. Organizes the work flow, problem-solves and manages ongoing priorities, with minimal supervision, seeking guidance when needed.  (EF)
  3. Reports “near misses” and inputs error promptly into PSN to improve processes and identify trends.   Contributes to identification of corrective actions and improvement activities, and contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)

FINANCE – 15 %

  1. Ensures that anesthetizing areas and anesthesia services work stations are put back together, organized properly, and ready for use as soon as possible after each case, including but not limited to, keeping monitor cables stored neatly, ensuring that anesthesia gases are turned off, unused supplies are restocked properly, and equipment are put back in designated places.  (EF)
  2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies.  Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime.   (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION – 10 %

  1. Participates in committees and task forces as assigned and action items are appropriately performed.  Follow up on action items as necessary to ensure completion of assignments. (EF)
  2. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on   continual development as a Technician/Technologist.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)   

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • One (1) year of hospital experience; no experience required for Anesthesia Tech’s certified candidates through the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians. (ASATT)

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • American Heart Association BLS
  • Anesthesia Tech’s certification through the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Possess basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital/Anesthesia systems and Microsoft Office products to maintain patient documents
  • Progression towards organizational and problem solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components and actively participating in problem solving with minimal supervision
  • Progression towards demonstrating time management skills
  • Ability to progress towards independence and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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Company Profile

Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. The growing campus offers nearly 200 beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1300 employees, with access to the most innovative medical and surgical care available, including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, full-spectrum heart care, state-of-the-art imaging, cancer care, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency services. 

Houston, Texas

At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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