UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Sr Anesthesia Tech- Variable Days

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/23/2018 1:27 PM)
    7040 Anesthesiology Surgery
    1st, Days
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    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 a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    Patient Care / Anesthesia

    • Provides basic patient care consistent with nursing unit and Anesthesia standards.
    • Assists the Anesthesiologist with intubation and extubation. 
    • Assists with transport of patients.           *CA


    • Commitment to Co-worker
    • Reports clear information to surgical team and Anesthesiologist.

    Ethical Behavior

    • Deal effectively and respectfully with a diverse age, cultural, and ethnic mix of patients, visitors and staff

    Growth & Development

    • Mandatory in-services
    • Unit/hospital in-services
    • Continuing education
    • Unit and/or hospital committee participation
    • Respect for patients right to participate and determine plan of care
    • Act for the well being of the patients and the members of the Hospital community
    • Provide fair, equitable and appropriate treatment in accordance with the law


    Checks schedule at beginning of shift. 

    Checks Pharmacy and Stores par levels and expiration dates. Places orders and picks up from pharmacy or Stores as necessary.

    ·         Delivers anesthesia carts to appropriate OR (physician specific).  Plugs in gases and scavenging.  Places clean CO2 tubing on CO2 monitors.  Calibrates O2 sensors.  Stocks carts with supplies.   

    Assists M.D. with intubation and extubation.  Assists in the positioning of patients during regional blocks.

    Secures Anesthesia carts and Anesthesia workroom supplies at end of shift.

    Performs other related duties as required.

    Spikes IV’s for PSA if needed.



    Typically works indoors in an air-conditioned aseptic environment requiring special attire. Hours of work may extend to call coverage, nights, and weekends.



    Education Background

    • High school diploma or GED required. 
    • Prefer Associate degree in related field (RN, LPN, or EMT preferable). 

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • BLS Certification required.
    • Anesthesia Tech Certification preferred.

    Work Experience

    • At least one year experience in a related O.R. or healthcare position, required

    Special Training/Skills

    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department.

    Physical Abilities

    • Must be able to handle a fluctuating workload.
    • This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.

    Physical Demand Level:  Heavy

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

    Lift / Carry

    50 to 100 pounds occasionally

    25 to 50 pounds frequently

    10 to 20 pounds constantly


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.



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