BASIC FUNCTION: Working under the direction of a Staff Anesthesiologist, administers anesthesia to patients rendering them insensitive to pain during surgery.
Monitors the patient's physical reaction to the anesthetic and informs the physician of any adverse condition. Administers emergency measures when complications arise.
ACCOUNTABILITY: No Direct Reports
NATURE AND SCOPE: This position communicates with staff physicians, peers and other departments within the facility. Interpersonal skills to work with peers on a close unit and also with patients and patients' family.
ACCOUNTABILITIES: Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.
Obtains a comprehensive patient history and performs relevant elements of a physical exam.
Discusses findings and anesthetic plan with anesthesiologist before induction of anesthesia.
Reviews patient's condition with anesthesiologist immediately prior to induction of anesthesia.
This includes changes in patient's condition, review of administration of any pre-anesthesia
medication, selection of anesthetic agent and technique.
Pretests and calibrates anesthesia delivery systems.
Administers anesthetic drugs, adjuvant drugs and accessory drugs.
Assists anesthesiologist with the implementation of medically accepted monitoring techniques,
epidural anesthetic procedures, spinal anesthetic procedures and other regional anesthetic
Recognizes and takes appropriate action for abnormal patient responses during anesthesia,
including resuscitation, until patient regains control of vital functions.
Administers blood, blood products and supportive fluids. Provides post-anesthesia recovery
care to the patient for as long as necessary, keeping anesthesiologist informed as to the
Displays title of Anesthesiology Assistant as a means of identifying the individual's authority to practice.
Other duties as assigned.
CORE COMPETENCIES: All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position: World Class
Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that
enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner
Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including
adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as
organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and
guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies
and communication skills.
Managerial Responsibilities: Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by
individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all
inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar
nature or level of responsibility.
Physical Demands: Medium Work - Lifting up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis (less than one lift every three minutes) and/or carrying up to 25 pounds while walking. Pushing or pulling up to 75 pounds infrequently or up to 115 pounds occasionally (no more than once per hour).
Ergonomic Risk Factors: Repetition: Repeating the same motion over and over again places stress on the muscles and tendons. The severity of risk depends on how often the action is repeated, the speed of the movement, the required force and muscle involved
Awkward Posture: Posture is the position your body is in and its effect on the muscle groups that are involved in the physical activity. Awkward postures include repeated or prolonged reaching, bending, kneeling, squatting, working overhead with your hands or arms, or holding fixed positions.
Working Conditions: Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Risk Category A - WILL have exposure to blood or body fluids