Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.UWMC ANESTHESIOLOGY has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME ANESTHESIOLOGY TECHNICIAN 2 (Rotating/Variable Shifts) in our UWMC Surgical Unit. We are looking for a health professional with experience in providing excellent direct patient care with anesthesia prior, post, and during medical procedures. The Anesthesiology Technician 2 assists the operating room physician in preparing patients for surgical operations and procedures, examines patient vital signs, gathers data from monitors, assists physicians in the operation and maintenance of anesthesia equipment and devices, and observes patients post procedure. Patient age groups include newborn, infant, pediatric, and adults. The Anesthesiology Technician 2 is an integral and essential member of the Operating Room Team and performs detailed procedures critical to the care and well-being of UWMC patients.Additional responsibilities include:Maintain, operate, and troubleshoot equipment used for patient care and monitoring that is related to anesthesia. Equipment includes blood pressure monitors, EKG's/EEG's, and clinical analyzers.Maintain, operate, and troubleshoot equipment used as ancillary support to Anesthesia, such as, but not limited to, computers, computer peripherals, diagnostic, or quality controls.Obtain blood samples and provide blood parameters to medical staff as directed. (This requires acquiring a MA-Phlebotomy certification from the State of Washington within the first three months of employment. This certification is required to perform expected and necessary duties of an Anesthesia Technician at UWMC.)Low-level and high-level disinfection of all anesthesia equipment.Identify, understand, and be able to communicate physiological information pertinent to the performance of the roles of an Anesthesia Technician at UWMC.Assist UWMC OR staff with training of medical staff in routine and emergency use of anesthesia monitoring and resuscitation equipment.Related duties as trained and required to support Anesthesia Services.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.