Clinical Specialist Anesthesia

Clinical Specialist Anesthesia


Job ID: 20-14258
Type: Regular Full-Time
Salmon Creek Medical Ctr campus


You may not interact with patients, but your compassion and attention to detail will be felt as they receive expert care. Our team will look to you as a resource for equipment and resources related to anesthesia. Through your skilled work, you will be helping to fulfill the Legacy mission of making life better for others.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is Southwest Washington’s most modern hospital, offering the latest technology in a setting designed for comfort and care for the whole family. We feature innovations in joint replacement, robotic surgery, pelvic health for women, cancer care, intensive care for newborns, neurosurgery, medical care for children and more.



Skill, knowledge and use of all equipment are optimized to provide usage and availability to appropriate staff. Maintains all equipment used by the Department of Anesthesia.

Inspects and maintains readiness of anesthesia equipment at scheduled intervals. Equipment may include: intra-aortic balloon pump, external cardiac pacemakers, anesthetic gas machines and monitors, sectrometer, autologous blood retrieval system, and ABG analysis system.

May sets up and operates intra-operative blood flow meter and autologous blood retrieval system (cell saver).

Performs cardiac output determinations. Tests external cardiac pacemakers.

May set up and control the operation of the intra-aortic balloon pump in order to sustain hemodynamic function for a patient in cardiac failure. Provides coverage for angiography and main surgery; provides trouble-shooting assistance for ICU.

Assists in setting up IV lines, fluid warmer, Doppler’s, humidifiers, CVP lines, intravenous pump and fiber optic scope.

May witness identification of patients and blood for blood transfustion after completion of Blood and Blood Administration SLM with passage of post-test at 80% or higher. This activity is authorized in operating suites only.

Assists in changeovers as needed.


Clinical competency is demonstrated through current knowledge and technical expertise.

Assesses self-learning needs and participates in educational programs as appropriate.

Demonstrates accepted aseptic practices.

Maintains an individual educational profile that documents that educational requirements are met.

Accurately documents equipment maintenance.

Functions as a preceptor in orientation and training of new personnel as directed by manager or designee.

Seeks supervision and guidance from professional staff when problems, questions or changes occur.


Job responsibilities are completed/fulfilled in a manner that minimizes risk to self and others.

Demonstrates consistent use of body substance isolation and infection control procedures.

Demonstrates proper body mechanics; takes appropriate action when task exceeds personal capabilities.

Identifies safety issues and takes appropriate action.

Maintains clean and orderly work environment.


Supplies are maintained to ensure availability for physicians, nurses and other hospital personnel.

Maintains the operating rooms and other designated areas with anesthesia supplies and ancillary equipment assigned in the Anesthesia Department.

Restocks supplies in the operating rooms and other areas providing anesthesia.

Cleans external surfaces of anesthesia related equipment.

Maintains PAR levels and checks for outdated drugs and supplies in all anesthesia carts, workroom and storeroom.

Supports and assists physicians, nurses and other hospital personnel with supplies and equipment.


Written and verbal communications are accurately delivered and received in a timely, clear and appropriate manner so that customers have information to meet their needs.

Demonstrates appropriate communication skills.

Demonstrates awareness and compliance with staffing and scheduling policies and procedures.



Associate’s degree in Health Sciences field or equivalent experience.


One to two years invasive cardio-pulmonary, operating room, cardio-vascular technology or related experience.


Demonstrated attention to detail a must. Self-starter, able to function well without constant supervision. Solid verbal and written communication skills.

Prefer prior knowledge of invasive cardiovascular procedures, cardiovascular system, anatomy, monitoring equipment and knowledge of basic electronic principles.

Basic familiarity with computers preferred.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Legacy Health
Salary Range
$43,000.00 - 92,000.00
per Year
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Vancouver, WA 98686, US