Aug 02, 2021

Anesthesia Technician - Surgical Services

  • St. Joseph Health & Covenant Health
  • Eureka, CA, USA

Job Description

We are looking for an Anesthesia Technician for the Surgical Services Department at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka. Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Location: Eureka, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Evenings

Job Summary:

Under the direction of nursing management, the Anesthesia Tech employs intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills to assist the Anesthesiologists. Duties include preparation and management of anesthesia machines, provision and maintenance of anesthesia supplies to ensure optimum safety and quality patient care for the infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.

Essential Functions:

  • Checks anesthesia machines to ensure accurate full function:
  • All anesthesia machines are checked including OB, backup machines and those in full service for all functions.
  • Cleans anesthesia machines on a daily basis including terminal disinfecting on a routine basis:
  • Anesthesia machines are cleaned according to clinical standards.
  • Stocks anesthesia machines and anesthesia carts daily:
  • Orders and maintains an adequate supply of stock and non-stock anesthesia supplies for the OR and OB C-Section rooms on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrates skills necessary to act as liaison between physicians and vendors with reporting duties to department director.
  • Maintains anesthesia-related equipment all anesthetizing areas:
  • Anesthesia equipment will be maintained clean and available for use in a timely manner, placed in the appropriate OR suite according to Anesthesiologist and preference.
  • Performs patient transport duties according to clinical standard utilizing safety measures and age appropriate criteria.
  • Provides assistance with induction of anesthesia for the infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient under the direct supervision of the Anesthesiologist:
  • Utilizes aseptic technique practices.
  • Utilizes safety techniques for positioning patient.
  • Resource Utilization: Ensures that appropriate supplies and equipment are available, accounted for and used in a cost-effective manner.
  • Safety:
  • Helps to provide a clean, comfortable environment for customers and others by taking appropriate safety precautions:
  • Practices personal safety standards.
  • Follows guidelines for infection control in the surgical setting.
  • Maintains equipment, initiates appropriate measures for repair or replacement of faulty equipment.
  • Identifies and takes appropriate action and responds to urgent situations effectively.
  • Productivity:
  • Organizes, prioritizes and completes activities and assignments in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrates initiative in assisting others and performing other duties based on skill level and training orientation.
  • Uses all work time productively in work-related activities.
  • Quality Improvement Program: Participates in department problem solving, suggests improvements, and facilitates change.


  • Ability to ensure patient confidence and comfort.
  • Efficiently communicates with physicians, nursing staff, patients and other employees both in person and by telephone.
  • Reads and comprehends written instructions, able to interpret medical orders, correspondence, memorandums and medical records.
  • Applies deductive and common sense reasoning ability to problem solving

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: H.S. Diploma or GED

Licenses/Certifications: Current CPR certification is required for the transportation role.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: Experience in the healthcare setting.

National Geographic Traveler calls Humboldt County one of the world's top ten great places while the USDA declares this area to be "America's Most Scenic Rural County."

It's also home for St. Joseph Hospital, located in Eureka and serving the community since 1920. We're a full-service, state-of-the-art facility with 145 licensed beds including a 15-bed Acute Rehab Unit.

Redwood Memorial Hospital is located in the Eel River Valley in the southern part of Humboldt County.

Redwood Memorial Hospital fosters a healing and welcoming environment by taking a holistic, patient-centered approach to medicine.

To learn more about our facilities and all Humboldt County has to offer, please visit:

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.

Company: Humboldt County Entities

Category: Anesthesia Techs

Req ID: R335402