Anesthesia Technician – Operating Room



We are looking for an Anesthesia Technician for the Operating Room at St. Joseph Hospital Orange.

Location: Orange, CA

Work Schedule: On Call/ Per Diem

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Anesthesia Technician assists the Anesthesiologist in clinical settings such as: the Operating Room, Labor and Delivery, Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology, Endoscopy and Ambulatory Surgery Suites. The anesthesia tech must have a thorough knowledge of the set-up, operation and troubleshooting of anesthesia delivery systems, monitors and ancillary devices. Must demonstrate practical knowledge and expertise in all general areas of anesthesia, guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by all regulatory compliance organizations.

Essential Functions:

Performs first level maintenance on anesthesia equipment. Cleans, disinfects, stocks, calibrate, test, inspect and maintains the routine anesthesia equipment and supplies.

Assists Anesthesiologist in clinical settings such as: Operating Room (OR) Labor and Delivery (L&D), Interventional Radiology (IR), Endoscopy and Ambulatory Surgery.

Prepares and assembles transducer lines and equipment necessary for invasive monitoring as necessary or as requested. Has a working knowledge of hemodynamics.

Assists with operation and demonstrates detailed technical knowledge and troubleshooting ability for anesthesia delivery system, scavenger system, gas analyzer, EKG, pulse oximeter and rapid infusion device.

Assists Anesthesiologist as requested:

Preparation and draping of patient for invasive monitoring.

Assist in invasive line insertion, regional anesthesia and fiberoptic intubation during difficult airway management.

Demonstrates speed and timeliness in all duties, particularly in preparation for emergencies and trauma procedures.

Demonstrates dependability of participation in on-call coverage.

Demonstrates knowledge of guidelines, policies and safety requirements as determined by relevant regulatory compliance organizations.

Participates in department Quality Improvement; development and continuous updating of departmental policies and procedures as it relates to anesthesia technical staff and performance duties.

Recognizes and adheres to Joint Commission National Safety Goals.

Maintains an inventory of equipment used by anesthesia to track repairs, loaners and demos.


Understands medical terminology as it relates to anesthesia patient care.

Understands basic aseptic technique, infection control, and standard precautions.

Understands limitations of roles or practice area.

Demonstrates an understanding of the anesthesia equipment and related supplies.

Ability to delegate responsibilities to other members of the anesthesia team.

Demonstrates ability to coordinate the daily routine of the technical anesthesia staff.

Preferred knowledge of invasive line, set-up, and preparation.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Experience: 3 years experience as an Anesthesia Technician.

Licenses/Certifications: Basic Life Support.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Coursework/Training – Graduate of American Society of Anesthesia Technologist Program (ASATT).

Licenses/Certifications: ACLS.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Compassion. Dignity. Justice. Excellence. Integrity.

These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

Clinical Excellence

When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one “America’s Best Hospitals” for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.

A haven that feels like home.

St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.

Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

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