Anesthesia Support Specialist

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: Dec 23, 2019

Job Description

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 60506
Competent turnover of OR rooms
Knowledge, maintenance and basic trouble shooting knowledge of anesthesia equipment
Set-up of gas machines, including set-up for malignant hypothermia cases, OR, OB, ECT, MICC, XRAY, MRI, CV, Lab, POCC, and PACU
Deliver anesthesia supplies and drugs to ORs
Demonstrates understanding of their role in developing and maintaining an environment that is safe for patients, visitor and employees
Supply and maintainoxygen tanks, in conjunction with surgical support specialists for patient transport, MRI, ECT, PACU, POCC
Change nitrous oxide tanks that supply OR rooms
Test defibrillator machines daily
Monthly restock Dr. Blue trays
Restock specialty carts and baskets
Orientate SRNAs to anesthesia workroom and assist with learning of anesthesia equipment


High school graduate
Preferred, graduate from a Certified Nursing Assistant Program


Inhalation therapy or equipment service experience preferred

Good communication skills
Knowledge of medical terminology
Knowledge of anesthesia materials
Must meet physical criteria

Nursing Assistant or Central Processing certificate preferred

Work Schedule

Casual position however, full time hours available on evening shift after orientation period
Evening shift is typically 2pm - 10:30pm with occasional night shift and weekend shift
Not benefit eligible

*** Orientation is 40 hours a week for 8 weeks - day shift

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.
Located in Minneapolis
Population = 380,000
Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Employment Type

  • Casual

Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407