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Anesthesiology Technician

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Life Sciences
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Responsible for the care, cleaning and preparation of anesthesia supplies and equipment. Assists with patient care activities as assigned without actual administration of anesthetics and medications. Maintains and prepares monitoring and special equipment and assists in restocking and storage of supplies. Assists in transportation of patients as necessary.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Prepares and restocks anesthesia cart with necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Prepares anesthesia equipment anticipated for specific patient needs according to scheduledoperations. Sets up special equipment as needed.
  • Assists anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist during cases where special equipment is used.
  • Cleans, decontaminates and sterilizes anesthesia equipment and checks anesthesia machines forleaks, empty tanks, etc.; prepares anesthesia equipment for next case.Informs anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist of deficiencies in stock.
  • Maintains awareness of safety hazards during use of equipment and reports malfunctionsimmediately.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
  • Assists clinical personnel in transferring patients to or from beds, chairs, wheelchairs, stretchersand/or tables.
  • Utilizes proper judgement in decision making.
  • Interacts, establishes cooperative working relationships, and communicates effectively with coworkers.
  • Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • High School or equivalent.
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.

Minimum Experience:
  • One-year recent experience in an acute care facility as a nursing assistant or equivalent.

Required Courses/Training:
  • Medical terminology. Basic mathematics.

Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • Current BLS (AHA) certificate.

Requirements: Other
  • Patience/tact in dealing with co-workers. Work under close supervision.

Experience: Other
  • Other Anesthesia, operating room, laboratory or respiratory therapy experience preferred.

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Full Time

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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