Anesthesia Technician Job at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Type, TX

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  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Type, TX

Job Description

Anesthesia Technician Full Time 10:45 AM to 7:15 PM

Why UT Southwestern? With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees. Ranked as the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the fifth consecutive year, we invite you to continue your healthcare career with us at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles.

Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC).
  • Anesthesia Technician Certification (ASATT) preferred.
  • Able to operate basic/standard anesthesia equipment. 
  • One (1) to two (2) years or greater experience as an Anesthesia Tech. 
  • Able to serve as a professional and technical subject matter expert. 
  • Graduate of a formal program or documented on the job training.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Job Duties

  • Perform daily care and maintenance of CVIR/OR anesthesia machine by inspecting machine for proper working order, cleanliness, appropriate pipeline supply of gases and cylinder gas pressures, proper valve and circuit controls, leaks, and proper calibrations. Removes improperly working anesthesia machines from service and immediately notifies the CVIR/OR leadership.
  • Assist the Anesthesiologist with patient transport, technical and support services, and patient care during the induction process. 
  • Assist the Anesthesiologist with set-up and placement of invasive monitoring lines and dressing application relative to age specific concerns for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.
  • Assists in performing blood gas assessment analysis, labs as appropriate, and distribute results to the CVIR/OR in an efficient and timely manner. 
  • Perform proper end-of-procedure anesthesia decontamination procedures. Discards all disposable patient care items in the appropriate color coded bag and decontaminates reusable anesthesia equipment using an appropriate hospital grade disinfectant. Cleans the anesthesia machine and prepares CVIR/OR for the following procedure by replacing all disposable items. 
  • Exhibit a positive attitude in support of the hospital and management including decisions made by the administration and/or management. Refrains from making negative comments about UTSW, medical staff, managers, and/or coworkers.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of CVIR/OR anesthesia supplies and equipment in a cost effective manner. Stocks CVIR/OR anesthesia carts to appropriate PAR’s, assists in transporting patients as needed, and assists in room turnover as needed. 
  • Communicate unresolved issues (relative to staffing, the environment, and performance) to CVIR/OR leadership in an objective and timely manner. 
  • Operate, clean, and process anesthesia equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions. Perform routine maintenance on anesthesia related equipment to ensure proper working order and report all safety hazards. 
  • Serve as a professional and technical subject matter expert, resource person, and/or preceptor to new staff and complete written clinical performance evaluation form in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure adequate oxygen supplies are in CVIR/OR. Not to exceed compartment requirements. 
  • Organize and prioritize anesthesia tasks based on identified need and perform anesthesia duties in a manner that is cost effective without compromising quality patient care. Participate in unit performance improvement activities.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimum require prior approval of the Vice President for Human Resources, or his/her designee. 

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit 

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: 

Job Tags

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