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Providence Health & Services Anesthesia Support Technician in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Anesthesia Support Technician (Anesthesia, Variable Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Anticipate the equipment and supply needs of Anesthesia staff, initiates actions to expedite the surgery and assist in the care of the patient as needed by the anesthesiologist and the RN. Maintains adequate equipment needed for anesthesia staff use.

  • Clean, maintain, stocks, and stores anesthesia equipment. Decontaminates and cleans anesthesia equipment between cases, and terminally cleanse anesthesia machines at the end of the day. Completes daily cleaning records and maintain assigned logs.

  • Assist RN’s working if needed and available. Will assist in positioning, transporting, prepping, answering phones, and running errands if needed.

  • Assist with setting up anesthesia equipment and supplies in each operating room. Cleans and decontaminates equipment used in the anesthetic care of patients. Turns over anesthesia circuits between cases.

  • Organize & restock storage areas within the anesthesia workroom.

  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies in the anesthesia carts according to the established schedule, including medications and compressed gasses. Assess all safety factors associated with anesthesia machines and hoses and electric considerations.

  • Maintain a safe environment for patients, families, and co-workers.

  • Communicate effectively with the Anesthesiologist and the RN or other caregivers regarding patient issues, family issues, MD issues, and equipment. Communicates in a compassionate manner to patients, families, and visitors.

  • Check and restock supplies and emergency equipment and replaces as instructed. Maintains and operates multiple pieces of equipment in a safe and effective manner.

  • Identify malfunctioning equipment, troubleshoots equipment problems, and refers more serious equipment problems to appropriate technical repair personnel.

  • Respond to pager or radio phone in a prompt manner.

  • Support and assist with orientation and/or preceptorship of new staff and/or students.

  • Complete Competency Plan for assigned job and department.

  • Competency include mandatory unit required competencies and BLS.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • BLS

  • 1 year external candidates must have one year clinical experience in a hospital or equivalent

  • Internal candidates must have equivalent competencies of an Operating Room Assistant II

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completed training as a Certified Nursing Assistant

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Anesthesia Techs

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 303179