Advocate Aurora Health
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Hours / bi-weekly pay period: 80
Under the direction of an Anesthesiologist assembles necessary supplies and equipment, and administers intravenous, spinal, and other anesthetics prior to surgical or other medical procedures. Monitors patient reactions and vital signs during and after anesthesia and takes remedial action when warranted. Submits postoperative report on patients condition, and maintains records of anesthetics administered.
Provides anesthesia services under the direction of an anesthesiologist, including general, regional, and monitored anesthesia care to patients which includes: the induction of anesthesia; the maintenance of anesthesia at the required levels; the support of life functions during the administration of anesthesia, including induction and intubations; the recording of all pertinent events during the induction of, maintenance of and emergence from anesthesia; the recognition and the taking of appropriate corrective action (including requesting consultation when necessary) for abnormal patient responses to anesthesia or to any adjunctive medication or other form of therapy; and the professional observation and resuscitative care (including requesting consultation when necessary) until the patient has regained control of his/her vital functions.
Performs pre-anesthesia functions under the direction of an anesthesiologist including: determining that an appropriate pre-anesthetic examination has been made by a physician; insuring that relevant tests have been completed and a thorough assessment of the patient has been performed; reviewing the patient’s condition immediately prior to the induction of an anesthesia; checking the readiness, availability, cleanliness, sterility when required and working conditions of all the equipment used in the administration of anesthetic agents prior to administering anesthesia.
Performs post-anesthesia duties under the direction of an anesthesiologist including: remaining with the patient until it is safe to transfer responsibility for care to other qualified individuals; advising personnel responsible for post-anesthetic care of specific problems presented by the patient’s condition; administering post-operative epidural pain relief and other post-operative analgesia in collaboration with the surgeon and making post-anesthetic visits regarding the presence or absence of anesthesia related complications.
Responsible for narcotic medication accounting and distribution under the direction of an anesthesiologist.
If available responds to life threatening and respiratory emergencies under the direction of an anesthesiologist by establishing and maintaining an airway under the direction of a physician. Assists nursing units with difficult intravenous (IV) insertions when requested, when available and when attempts by other professionals have been unsuccessful.
Provides work direction and guidance to anesthesiologist assistant students under the direction of the Anesthesiologist.
Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
Mon – Fri weekdays. No call, no weekends, no holidays. Will include hospital and ambulatory surgery center assignments.
Licenses & Certifications
Anesthesiologist Assistant license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and
Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA-C) certification issued by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) needs to be obtained within 18 months, and
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, and
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, or
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Master’s Degree in Anesthesia.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective member of a health care team.Ability to work in a fast paced, high stress environment while managing multiple demands.Excellent communication skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with and establish/build relationships with physicians and other staff.Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively. Intermediate computer skills.