At the University of Connecticut Health Center this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the maintenance and supply of operating room/anesthesia equipment and for assisting the anesthesia staff in the care of surgical patients.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Sets up and keeps operating room equipment and carts stocked to appropriate levels;
Rotates sterile items which may be in storage;
Maintains a clean and orderly work area including all operating room/anesthetizing locations;
Decontaminates equipment and replenishes carts to prepare rooms after surgery;
Ensures all equipment is kept clean;
Prepares equipment for decontamination and/or sterilization as needed;
Ensures sterile items are not outdated;
Tests anesthesia equipment to determine proper functioning;
Assists operating room personnel in setting up equipment;
Distributes drugs to various locations;
Assists anesthesia/operating room staff by transporting blood samples and/or other specimens to appropriate laboratories;
Retrieves needed items while operative procedures are in progress;
Locates and retrieves equipment from other areas of hospital;
Prepares broken equipment for repair by clinical engineering;
Performs other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of basic hospital practices (i.e., aseptic techniques, lifting techniques and medical terminology);
oral and written communication skills;
keep records and prepare reports;
follow oral and written instructions;
learn operating room and anesthesia practices, sterilization, drugs and medical gases;
work in a stressful environment;
Manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience working in a hospital or nursing home setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Completion of a formalized training program for Certified Nursing Aide/Assistant may be substituted for six (6) months of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a moderate degree of environmental discomfort from exposure to operating room odors and human specimens and may be exposed to a moderate degree of physical discomfort from walking, standing, bending, lifting and moving equipment.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Operating Room Anesthesia Technician (40 Hour) in Salary Group FK 14 approved effective December 4, 1995. (Reviewed for content and revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-275