The primary role of the Anaesthesia Assistant (AA) will be to perform in-depth assessment of the Endoscopy patient’s respiratory status, initiate airway therapy/management, oxygen and therapeutic respiratory interventions in the Endoscopy department and in Diagnostic Imaging for ERCP procedures as required.
The AA will also provide coverage in the operating room by providing anesthesia care to stable surgical patients under supervision and immediate availability of an Anesthesiologist. The AA may also cover in a block room and with inductions within the operating room. For day to day supervision, the AA is directly accountable to the Anesthesiologist assigned to the surgical case.
The scope of practice of the AA is defined by their own professional standards and by the scope of the supervising Anesthesiologist. This role is an expanded role of the RRT and requires completion of a post graduate anesthesia assistant certification program.
Anesthesia Assistant Certificate
Knowledge of Anesthesiology, basic hemodynamic principles, and Anesthesia equipment to be operated.
BLS Certificate required, current ACLS Certification required within one year then every 2 years.
excellent communication skills, written and oral
excellent interpersonal skills
problem solving and decision making
knowledge of human cardiorespiratory physiology
knowledge of related pharmacodynamics and kinetics
knowledge of policies & procedures including occupational health & safety practices
invasive and noninvasive monitoring
oxygen therapy and airway management
anesthesia delivery system management
preparation of drugs and drug infusions
collection of perioperative anesthesia data
management of venous and arterial infusion lines
moderate level of computer skills required
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and use good judgement.
Good organizational skills.
Demonstrated willingness to continually upgrade skills and be active in the continual development of Respiratory Services.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a good attendance record.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a good attendance record and meet the performance standards of the Health Centre
Peterborough Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Should any applicant require accommodation through the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in your applicant form.
While the Health Centre appreciates your expression of interest in this position(s), only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Please note, in the case of unionized positions, the Health Centre will consider internal applicants first, in accordance with the particular Collective Agreement.