Anesthesia Assistant

Company

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital, part of Sinai Health System, is as an internationally recognized 442-bed acute care academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto that is dedicated to delivering the best medicine and best patient experience. It is focused on excellence in patient and family-centred care, innovative education and leading-edge research. Clinical strengths include women’s and infants’ health, chronic disease management, specialized cancer care, emergency medicine, and geriatrics. The hospital has been designated with Exemplary Status from Accreditation Canada and every aspect of patient care is anchored in a rigorous quality plan and monitoring of safety and quality goals. Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute ranks in the top ten biomedical research institutes in the world. The Hospital was recently named the first hospital in Canada to receive Magnet® status for nursing excellence and patient care. The Hospital is considered to be a top employer in Canada, receiving multiple awards for its employment and culture centred programs.

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Location

Toronto, ON

Duties

As a Respiratory Therapist in the Anaesthesia Care
Team (ACT) you will provide technical support and
clinical assistance to the Anaesthesiologist, functioning
at times as a Clinical Extender. At all times, you will be
working under the direct clinical supervision of an
attending Anaesthesiologist and as a member of an anaesthesia care team.

The duties include (but are not limited to) assessment of labouring, pre-op and post-op patients, assistance with the induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anaesthesia, monitoring stable patients under regional or general anesthesia, monitoring and post-op transport of stable women undergoing caesarean section, assessment of the analgesic requirements of laboring women, troubleshooting labourepidurals and administration of epidural top-ups as prescribed by the anaesthesiologist.

You may also administer and monitor procedural sedation to
mothers undergoing fetal procedures. In addition to your time spent in Labour and Delivery the AA has a large presence in the Main Operating Room, Endoscopy Suite, elective outpatient surgery and the Kensington Eye Institute and other areas where there is anaesthetic coverage. This depends on clinical needs and workload as determined by the responsible anesthesiologists.

Main OR duties will be similar but may also include
administration and monitoring of procedural sedation.
You will practice in accordance with the standards of
practice and guidelines as outlined by the Canadian Anaesthesiologists Society (CAS), the College of Respiratory Therapy of Ontario (CRTO), hospital policies and operate under medical directives or direct physician
orders.

Other responsibilities include:

The operation, setup, maintenance and troubleshooting of all anaesthesia equipment including the anaesthesia gas machine, airway management including difficult airways, hemodynamic monitoring, set up of mechanical ventilators, ability to manage and transport patients that require mechanical ventilation. Restocking anaesthetic supplies, assisting with research, teaching house staff and students and additional duties as required.

Requirements

Completion of an accredited Anesthesia Assistant Graduate Certificate Program & knowledge in predetermined anesthesia related educational
objectives

Member in good standing with the College of Respiratory
Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)

Minimum of 2 years of recent Critical Care Experience and 3-5 years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist Preferred

Member in good standing with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT), Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (RTSO) and Canadian Anesthesiologist
Society (CAS)

Current certification in BCLS, ACLS, AED and NRP

Good communication, clinical and teaching skills, exhibits good teamwork and individual motivation, has excellent organizational and prioritization skills

Start Date

2016-11-28

Hours

Casual Relief Hours

Salary

To Be Determined

Contact

Name

Justin Boodhoo

Display Name

Justin Boodhoo

Title

Recruitment Advisor

Email

justin.boodhoo@sinaihealthsystem.ca

Display Date

2016-10-25

Expiry Date

2016-11-07