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Anesthesia Technician Lead - Operating Room

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  10 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Anesthesia Technician Lead - Operating Room for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 10 Hours.

Req ID: 187050 



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.



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Clean machines, monitors, and equipment following established infection control procedures.
  4. Assist in patient care/patient monitoring as directed by RN or Anesthesiologist.  Assists with department coverage as necessary.
  5. May assist with patient laboratory tests and results.
  6. Identifies problem documents and works with appropriate staff to correct and clarify.
  7. Project leader on specific projects/tasks as necessary.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Associate degree in Anesthesia Technology preferred.



  • Minimum of one 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.



Clinical Roles:

  • Current license/registration/certification as required by State to practice.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Nursing Assistant Certification (Washington only)
  • American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians Certification preferred




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




  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as kitchen knives, scalpels, etc.; or dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.       
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).           


There may be more than one opening on this posting.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


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To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 10 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $24.63, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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