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Anesthesia Technician Lead

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Job ID: 86986
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Anesthesia Technician Lead for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. 

The salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $29.82 – $44.77. The hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to education, training, work experience, terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, seniority, etc.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functions for assigned area. Assists with ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines met and service excellence provided in all aspects of work. Subject matter expert. This position is responsible for performing a variety of technical and supportive patient care tasks to assist attending anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists in performing anesthetic procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Assign work; plan and manage priorities, provide technical assistance, oversee staff schedules, monitor quality of work, monitor team projects, mentor staff, provide constructive feedback, oversee staff training, ensure quality improvement, provide leadership feedback on staff performance, and assist with goal setting for the team.
  • Prepare, supply and equip the operating room to meet anesthesiologist and surgery room requirements for surgical procedures. This includes assisting in room setup and room turnover, stocking supplies and obtaining supplies and equipment as directed.
  • Clean machines, monitors, and equipment following established infection control procedures.
  • Assist in patient care/patient monitoring as directed by RN or Anesthesiologist. Assists with department coverage as necessary.
  • May assist with patient laboratory tests and results.
  • Identifies problem documents and works with appropriate staff to correct and clarify.
  • Project leader on specific projects/tasks as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Preferred: Associates Degree Anesthesia Technology.


  • Required: Minimum of 2 year operating room experience as an Anesthesia Technician or related experience.
  • Required: Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs
  • Preferred: Previous Lead experience.


  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support  
  • Required: Certified Nurse Assistant - Washington  
  • Preferred: Certified Anesthesia Technologist


  • Ability to work independently and with others in a high-volume challenging environment (Required)
  • Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others (Required)
  • Well organized, detail oriented and self-motivated (Required)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills (Required)
  • Good communication skills (Required)
  • Basic computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

St. Joseph Medical Center:

  • Additional Essential Functions:
  • Serves as the anesthesia technologist expert in cardiovascular surgical procedures and the liaison between vendors, anesthesiologists, and perioperative services leadership.
  • Responsible for researching and remaining current on best practices. Uses this knowledge to provider or arrange continuing education and training of anesthesia tech team members.
  • Manage and maintain machines, monitors, and equipment following manufactures recommendations and established infection control procedures.
  • Assists with maintaining and updating OR/Hospital protocols related to anesthesia.
  • Additional preferred License/Certification Certified medical assistant preferred, or Licensed Practical Nurse preferred.

Working Conditions


  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment and perform precise procedures.
  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Frequent reaching/ bending/ squatting/ kneeling/ grasping.
  • Lift/Carry: Frequently up to 15 lbs. Occasionally up to 20 lbs.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 20 lbs. force. Occasional up to 30 lbs. force.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.


  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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