Anesthesia Technician Job at Main Hospital - New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Main Hospital - New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick, NJ

Job Description

Job Overview:

Provides assistance to the licensed anesthesia providers in various settings by acquisition and preparation of the equipment and supplies required for the administration of anesthesia. The anesthesia technician performs cleaning, disinfection, stocking and maintenance the routine anesthesia equipment and monitoring devices.



  • High School Diploma required
  • Knowledge of septic technique, medical terminology and clinical equipment application and function required.


  • 1-3 years of experience as an Anesthesia Technician

Scheduling Requirements:

  • Evening shifts with on call and weekend requirements

Essential Functions:

Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the anesthesia storage/work areas and all anesthesia workstations on a daily basis

Inspects, maintains and replaces as necessary, a safe and secure sharps disposal system

Ensures cleanliness of equipment cleaning area

Maintains supply stock in all anesthesia workstations

Carbon dioxide absorbers and cleaned/exchanged weekly

Ensures proper handling of equipment to maintain usability and safely, troubleshoots and reports needed repairs inclusive of checking returned equipment.

Ensures availability of necessary equipment for each operating room.

Prepares and assembles necessary equipment

Assembles and assists with operation of any specialized equipment

Maintains composure and performs well during emergent situations

Demonstrates timeliness in all duties, particularly, preparation for emergency procedures

Assists anesthesia professional staff as requested

Assists and anticipates needs of anesthesiologists in invasive monitor insertion and procedures, fiber optic intubation and/or difficult airway situations

Anticipates need for invasive monitoring according to daily OR schedule

Prepares OR for daily caseload according to licensing restrictions inclusive of: preparation of laryngoscope and intubation equipment and supplies, set up of IV warning device and preparation of additional monitors

Demonstrates dependability in department technician call coverage and overtime coverage as reasonably requested

Provides interoperative auto transfusion services as requested for non-cardiac elective and emergency procedures

Participates in call coverage for the provision of interoperative auto transfusion services

Prepares and assembles disposables and operates auto transfusion equipment consistent with departmental policy and procedural guidelines

Maintains cleanliness and preparation of auto transfusion equipment and supplies

Provides estimate of blood loss via auto transfusion unit and total volume re-infused

Assists with monitoring and evaluation of auto transfusion service quality and effectiveness

Promotes and maintains positive relationships with all contacts

Facilitates resolution of conflicts and problems as appropriate

Promotes interpersonal and interdepartmental relationships

Adopts team approach to duties

Maintains professional attitude toward patients, physicians, staff and visitors

Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively and cooperatively

Complies with all departmental and hospital policies and procedures

Adheres to hospital and departmental code of conduct

Complies with conditions of employment

Conforms to hospital policies related to allocated time period for breaks and meals

Limits non-emergent personal calls to breaks and meal times.

At RWJBarnabas Health, our market-competitive Total Rewards package provides comprehensive benefits and resources to support our employees physical, emotional, social, and financial health.

    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Medical and Prescription Drug Insurance
    • Dental and Vision Insurance
    • Retirement Plans
    • Short & Long Term Disability
    • Life & Accidental Death Insurance
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Wellness Programs
    • Voluntary Benefits (e.g., Pet Insurance)
    • Discounts Through our Partners such as NJ Devils, NJ PAC, Verizon, and more!

Choosing RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the premier health care destination providing patient-centered, high-quality academic medicine in a compassionate and equitable manner, while delivering a best-in-class work experience to every member of the team. We honor and appreciate the privilege of creating and sustaining healthier communities, one person and one community at a time. As the leading academic health system in New Jersey, we advance innovative strategies in high-quality patient care, education, and research to address both the clinical and social determinants of health.

RWJBarnabas Health aims to truly make a unique impact in local communities throughout New Jersey. From vastly improving the health of local residents to creating educational and career opportunities, this combination greatly benefits the state. We understand the growing and evolving needs of residents in New Jersey whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Tags

Temporary work, Part time, Work experience placement, Local area, Flexible hours, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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