Anesthesia Assistant

Western University - London, ON (30+ days ago)

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About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University is a public, urban medical and dental school to serve the people of Southwestern Ontario. The School's mission is to provide medical and dental pre-and post-doctoral education programs.

At Schulich Dentistry, we prepare qualified graduates to provide dental care as well as generate knowledge through clinical research, basic science research and other scholarly activity. We also provide oral health care to the public through our on-site clinics and our community outreach programs, specifically, Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) and Oral Health, Total Health.

Responsibilities

As an integral member of the perioperative team the anesthesia assistant participates in the care of the patient during general, regional or local anesthesia. In addition to providing technical support to the anesthesiologist for complex anesthesia equipment, the anesthesia assistant administers anesthetic gases and medications, performs activities such as the provision of conscious sedation, and is responsible for the insertion and management of intravenous and arterial lines. The anesthesia assistant provides constant assessment and evaluative monitoring of the depth of anesthesia using medical directives and order sets, as applicable. An anesthesia assistant`s skills are required primarily within the pre-operative, surgical suite, and post- operative care areas, but also within clinical diagnostic areas where procedures using anesthesia are conducted. The anesthesia assistant¿s is also an integral member of the allied health team to which there are accountabilities for professional practice and education.
Qualifications

Education:
  • Anesthesia Assistant Graduate Certificate (Advanced Level) -
  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) or the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and / or PALS (Pediatric Advance Life Support) certification preferred
Experience:
  • 2 years of critical care or operating room experience within the past 4 years
Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
  • Knowledge of current anaesthesiology principles and practices, as well as agents, equipment, procedures, and techniques for the provision of anaesthesia to patients.
  • Ability to interact professionally with students, staff, faculty, and patients
  • Ability to foster collaboration and respect among team members
  • Ability to establish effective routines for excellent communication with all members of the team to maximize productivity
  • Ability to work in a manner that models best practices in confidentiality standards
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to evaluate information and make appropriate decisions or recommendations with or without the collaboration of an anesthesiologist and function with confidence in emergencies
  • Ability to maintain a positive, outgoing attitude with genuine customer service orientation
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
  • Ability to apply regulations or professional standards to own work
  • Genuine enthusiasm and a passion for the profession
  • Ability to adhere to legislated safety requirements and Western safety policies
  • Skill and ability to function effectively in emergency situations
  • Self-directed, and comfortable exercising discretion and independent judgment in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain an organized and effective personal work environment
  • Reliable with the consistent ability to work assigned shifts is paramount
  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate clinic needs
  • This position will be filled by reappointment.
Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.