Jan 21, 2022

Anesthesia Tech - Surgical Services, Full Time, Days

  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Lake Forest, IL, USA
Anesthesia Care

Job Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


The Anesthesia Tech reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Aids team members with patient positioning and comfort activities.
  • Assists anesthesiologist with exams, blood draws, inductions, epidurals, spinals and blocks.
  • Prepares for invasive line procedures.
  • Places monitoring equipment on patients.
  • Assists with intubation.
  • Prepares anesthesia carts per physician preference and routine, ensuring that all emergency equipment and supplies are available.
  • Organizes instruments and supplies based on the needs of the patient.
  • Maintains anesthesia equipment, reports malfunctions and contacts repair service as needed.
  • Maintains stock inventory and records of all drugs, IV solutions, instruments and supplies used by the department.
  • Cleans and sends equipment to sterile processing for sterilization/High Level Disinfection.
  • Maintains inventory of anesthesia stock supplies; anticipates department needs and orders supplies accordingly.
  • Contacts Supply Chain management and manager regarding physician requests for specific supplies and equipment.
  • Tests anesthesia machines per manufacturer guidelines.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • BLS through the American Heart Association
  • One to three years of related work experience


  • Completion of an accredited CNA program and listed on the state of Illinois CNA Registry

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.