Anesthesia Assistant
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Comox Valley Hospital Courtenay, BC, CA
1d ago
  • In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone;
  • as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

    Reporting to the Manager or designate, under the clinical supervision and direction of the anesthesiologist and in accordance with the standards of practice and guidelines of the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society (CAS), the Anesthesia Assistant functions as a member of an integrated surgical team by providing technical support and clinical assistance with induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    Education, Training And Experience

    Graduation from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy. Completion of an accredited post-graduate Anesthetic Assistant Program and three (3) years recent, related acute care experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Comprehensive knowledge of current anesthesia theory and practice, and knowledge of the Canadian Anesthesiologists Society (CAS) clinical practice guidelines.

    Eligible for Anesthetic Assistant membership with the CAS.

    Basic Cardiac Life Support certification.

    Skills And Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability and skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to assess patient responses to care and respond appropriately
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations
  • Ability to use critical decision making skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to carry out work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate equipment and procedures
  • Ability to operate related equipment, including computers utilizing a variety of software applications
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