Anesthesia Technician

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Posted 2024/01/24 07:32:52 Expires 2024-03-24 Ref: JB1100044018

Job Description

Job Description


Major Duties and Responsibilities


  • Ensures through his actions, either directly or indirectly, that a superior quality of medical treatment, compassion and understanding is given to every patient served at the NMC Hospitals and Clinics.


  • Assists in all anesthesia procedures according to policy.


  • Audits the anesthetic equipment and materials to ensure that they are working

      effectively and reports deficiencies immediately to the Anesthesiologist.


  • Reports faults in equipment or deficient supplies to the head of department or designate.


  • Interacts with other departments regarding non-clinical request i.e. inventory,

maintenance and biomedical.


  • Prepares purchase requests for the department.


  • Must abide by department policies and procedures as well as hospital by-laws, rules and regulations within the Quality Program.


  • Assists Anesthetist with assembling in the O.R. or where required, supplies and equipment for administration of anesthesia and patient monitoring for elective and emergency surgery.


  • Assists during induction of anesthesia and tracheal incubation as well as during maintenance of and recovery from anesthesia.


  • Understands sequence of procedures required for rapid induction and incubation used in emergency cases to prevent vomiting and aspiration. Performs Sellick’s Maneuver (Cricoid Pressure) as required.


  • Positions patients for surgery and those requiring spinal or epidural anesthesia with awareness of requirement of a sterile field sterile technique for the procedure.


  • Draws blood via an arterial line as per written procedure or by direct venipuncture for blood gases or chemistry.


  • Between cases removes soiled material from Anaesthesia Machine and Anaesthesia Cart and replaces same with clean or sterile material as required.


  • Maintains Anaesthesia Machine in state of readiness by keeping adequate fresh supplies available.


  • Changes soda lime and compressed gas cylinder as required.


  • Replaces EKG electrodes, breathing circuits and suction apparatus after each case.


  • Learns and keeps current with the names of equipment, supplies and pharmacological agents and is familiar with location of same.


  • Assists Anesthetist with starting I.V. infusion.


  • Cleans at end of day individual anesthesia carts and anesthesia work room and ensures that work room is left neat and well organized for the following day.


  • Understands procedures used and assists with C.P.R. in the O.R.
  • Receives delivery of supplies and pharmaceuticals and stores them in proper location.


  • Performs general cleaning of anesthesia machine, monitoring equipment and storage spaces.


  • Checks anesthesia machine every morning prior to surgery to ensure that the gas


  • Scavenging system is attached and the suction apparatus is attached and functioning.


  • Attaches monitoring devises such as EKG electrodes, B.P. cuff and temperature probe to patient prior to anesthesia.


  • Washes and sterilizes re-usable material.


  • Shares “on-call” rotation to provide assistance for emergency surgeries during other than normal working hours, i.e. nights, week ends, and holidays.


  • Knows how to set-up, calibrate and operate all anesthesia equipment and monitors.


  • Maintains awareness of safety hazards and takes necessary action to prevent accidents.


  • Attends monthly staff meetings and daily morning communication   meeting


  • Attends Annual Infection Control In-Service.


  • Maintains confidentiality of patient records and activities in the O.R.


  • Participates in fire and disaster plan drills.


  • Answers phone and relays messages.


  • Complies with hospital dress code.


  • Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of the employee’s knowledge, skills and abilities.





A minimum of:

  • Graduate of an accredited training program for anesthesia technicians.  Current license certification in the kingdom.
  • Registered Nurse with current license or higher education


  • Two (2) years hospital clinical experience after graduation.


  • Fluent in verbal and written English.


  • Exhibits professionalism and excellent interpersonal communication skills.


  • Knowledge of computer application.


  • Good in customer care.


  • Team work.


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Job Details

Job Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job Role Paramedical
Employment Status Full time
Employment Type Employee
Number of Vacancies 2

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Mid Career
Residence Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nationality Saudi Arabia

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