Travel Anesthesia Tech Jobs
Make a Difference as an Anesthesia Tech Traveler
Anesthesia technicians are vital members of the anesthesia care team, providing critical support to anesthesiologists and nurses. As an travel anesthesia tech, you have the benefit of doing the job you love while filling in some of the spaces around the country where you’re needed. Additionally, you’re in high demand. You can earn a high salary while exploring your passion for travel and living in other cities.
What does an anesthesia tech do?
An anesthesia technologist is a health care professional who assists anesthesiologists in providing anesthesia to patients. They prepare and administer anesthesia, manage patient care, and support the anesthesiologist as well as the entire team of healthcare professionals in the operating room. Some anesthesia techs may also work in settings such as dentistry or pain management clinics.
Typical Anesthesia Tech Job Responsibilities
- Set up and calibrate anesthesia equipment for surgeries, ensuring all machines and devices are functioning properly to deliver anesthetic effectively
- Prepare the operating room for anesthesia procedures, ensuring necessary supplies, such as anesthetic gases, intravenous fluids, and airway devices, are available and properly arranged
- Assist with preoperative patient preparation, which can involve placing monitors, establishing intravenous access, and assisting with nerve blocks or regional anesthesia techniques
- Monitor anesthesia machines during surgical procedures, ensuring there are no malfunctions or issues that could impact patient safety
- Assist anesthesiologists during the administration of anesthesia, providing equipment or supplies as necessary
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Anesthesia Tech Travel Jobs
Competitive payTravel anesthesia techs are in demand. The travel industry offers competitive weekly pay for travel jobs that allow you to work in and explore your new location.
Per diemAs a travel tech, you can receive a per diem each week. It’s tax-free and helps you cover daily expenses, like transportation and meals.
CertificationsCertifications & CEU's are a must, why not help get that cost covered while being a medical traveler!
Travel lifeWhen you’re a medical traveler you get the best of both worlds. Traveling to new places and working where you want to work allows you to combine your passions and learn new skills.
Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel anesthesia tech a great way to gain experience in the healthcare career you’re aspiring to, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Fusion wants to help! We’ll find you the training you need and the financial assistance to cover the cost of licensing and certifications.
Degrees and Certifications
Licensing and certification info… where do you even start? Since degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty, we have compliance experts and career specialists ready to work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all relevant credentials required for our travel anesthesia tech jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online trainings, and workplace safety exams
How much do travel anesthesia tech jobs pay?
The salary of anesthesia technologists can greatly vary depending on factors such as geographical location, years of experience, certification, and the specific healthcare facility. Payscale.com reports that as of September 2021, the average salary for anesthesia techs in the United States is approximately $39,000, with a range typically between $33,000 and $46,000.
How do I become a travel anesthesia technician?
You can start by pursuing an associate's degree in anesthesia technology and then earning healthcare experience through entry-level roles in healthcare facilities. The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians (ASATT) offers a Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) credential that is preferred by many employers. To earn this certification, you need to meet certain educational or experiential prerequisites and pass an exam.
It is recommended that you have 12-18 months of experience in clinical settings before applying for travel anesthesia technician jobs.
Are there any certifications I should consider?
Along with anesthesia technician certification, it is recommended that you are credentialed in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ACLS), and possibly Ped Advanced Life Support (PALS).
What is the interview process like for travel anesthesia tech jobs?
With travel anesthesia technician jobs, it is all typically over the phone because it’s not feasible most times to have a face-to-face. It’s important to read the travel anesthesia technician job description before the interview and ask questions on what is important to you so that you have a good idea about what you are stepping into.