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Position Description Title: Paediatric & Adolescent Anaesthesia Technologist – Grade 3 (P & A A T Grade 3) Department: Paediatric Anaesthesia & Pain Management Agreement: Health Services Union of Australia – Health & Allied Services, Administrative Officers – Victorian Public Sector – Multi employer Certified Agreement 2006 Classification: Grade 3, TF14 Responsible to: Manager – Anaesthesia Paramedical Officer The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world’s great children’s hospitals. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff of more than 3,900, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria. We also provide specialist care for children from Tasmania and southern New South Wales, and other states around Australia and internationally. When it comes to training and research we partner with the very best. Our campus partners the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and The University of Melbourne are on site with the hospital in Parkville. At the RCH, we are entering an exciting stage in our history with the Victorian Government building a brand new hospital, right next door to our current site in Parkville. The new hospital is well underway with an estimated completion date of end 2011. The new RCH will provide wonderful, world class facilities for patients, families and staff. At RCH, we are committed to providing care for children and supporting their families to the highest possible standard. This is at the heart of our continuing vision to be a Great Children’s Hospital and our values of Unity, Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Respect. Further information on RCH is available at http://www.rch.org.au Purpose • Anaesthetic Technician who specialises in one or more clinical areas and provides expert anaesthetic technician support to others • Regarded by peers and industry as an expert Responsibilities As per Anaesthetic Technician duties, however at an advanced/expert/high level plus • Train and mentor students • Coordinate/allocate staff including matching skills to case load • Sick leave replacement • Collaboration with surgical services • Collaboration with outside areas where relevant • Provide non-routine advice to peers • Organise and conduct original inservices • Support education • Participate in and conduct research • Published papers in relevant media • Identify, develop and implement quality improvement activities • Active involvement in conferences and seminars • High level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills • High level complex problem solving skills • Ability to work at a high level in crisis situations • Provide high level of leadership to staff within work group • May undertake auto-transfusionist duties (The auto-transfusionist works independently alongside the surgeon and anaesthetist under their individual scope of practice to provide a multidisciplinary approach to jointly contribute to the overall safe delivery of the clinical service) Duties specific to autotransfusion may include: • Provide relevant information to the surgeon and/or anaesthetist that could adversely affect the patient • Maintain, perform pre-use checks, calibrate and set up all equipment • Maintain, perform pre-use checks and provide haemo and plasma filtration equipment • Perform auto-transfusion • Provide advice and support for medical equipment inside the hospital • Clean & disinfect equipment • Maintain service, calibration & maintenance records. • Perform minor servicing e.g. filter changes, oxygen sensor changes, conditioning batteries • Maintain knowledge of the working principles, features and limitations of equipment • Performance of audits • Knowledge of policies, regulations and Australian Standards As per Anaesthetic Technician duties, however at an advanced/expert/high level plus • Responsible for allocation of staff • Support training and education • Escalation of issues • Input into performance evaluation of staff • Provide input into matters affecting service delivery Other responsibilities • Be aware of and work in accordance with Hospital policies and procedures, including Occupational Health and Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity, Confidentiality, Consumer and Community Participation. • Be respectful of the needs of patients, visitors and other staff and maintain a professional approach to all interactions. Qualifications / Experience • Diploma of Paramedical Science (Anaesthesia) or recognised equivalent • Possession of other relevant qualifications or professional development experience relevant to the industry. For example; o Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment o Attendance at specialist seminars or conferences o Auto Transfusion Training o Laser training • Will maintain and upgrade his or her knowledge and skills with continuing education activities Developed: July 2008 Developed by: Manager – Anaesthesia Paramedical Officers