Anaesthesia Assistant

Company

North York General

IMAGINE a hospital where everyone is committed to excellence. We did. We are. From boardroom to bedside, we go above and beyond to offer the best and safest patient care. At North York General Hospital (NYGH), we put our patients first in everything we do. We are achieving a new standard of excellence in integrated patient-centered care and as one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals, we are building on our academic foundation through enhanced education, research and innovation. North York General Hospital is part of North York Toronto Health Partners, a collaborative partnership with patients, primary care, and community partners, a first- generation Ontario Health Team, driving the development of a locally integrated health system to serve the community. As part of our dynamic team, you too can stand out and be amazing! At North York General, our team is making a world of difference.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required) from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source. An individual is fully vaccinated if they have provided proof of vaccination in the form of a receipt from COVaxON (the Ministry’s provincial system for COVID-19 vaccination information) and 14 days have elapsed from the final dose. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if you are exempt from this requirement.

Location

North York

Duties

Your goal in this position is to provide clinical and technical assistance to the Department of Anesthesia including set up and monitoring of Anesthesia in all areas of Perioperative Services PACU, L&D, Cysto and other related areas where Anesthesia may be involved, under the direct supervision of an anesthesiologist. You will provide quality services in accordance with professional standards, hospital policies, and operate under medical directives or direct physician orders. This position will be a team based, working collaboratively to meet the needs of the patients who are under the care of an anesthetist. This position supports the Hospital’s academic mandate by advancing care through teaching and learning and/or transforming care through research and innovation. This position contributes to the shared responsibility of ensuring health and safety policies are followed to provide for a healthy environment for staff, physicians, volunteers , learners, patients and families.

On a practical level, you will:

• Prepare the surgical patient under supervision of the Anaesthesiologist
• Assist with the set up and administration of ventilation
• Provide assistance with the 3 stages of Anaesthesia, Induction, Maintenance and Emergence Periods
• Demonstrate airway Management, including difficult airways • Provide respiratory therapy services for patients in PACU (i.e., Ventilator and Airway Management, Hi-flow oxygen therapy, specialty inhalation therapy)
• Participate in the transfer and transportation of ventilated and monitored patients
• Provide education of respiratory therapy to students and Level 3P paramedics • Participate in other technical support as directed by the Anaesthesiologist

Requirements

• Registered Nurse or Registered Respiratory Therapist registered in good standing with respective Colleges
• Successful completion of an Advanced Anaesthesia Assistance Certificate Program, required
• Hold certifications in BCLS, ACLS and PALS (NRP, an asset) • Membership in CAS recommended
• For RNs, Critical Care Course and/ or the CPNC, or PACU
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in the Anaesthesia Assistant role, required
• 2 years of Critical Care or Operating Room experience
• Minimum of 3 - 5 years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist or Registered Nurse
• Bilingualism in French / English an asset

Start Date

2022-03-15

Hours

Shift Duration: 8's, Day, Evening, On Call, Weekends

Salary

$44.51 - $53.62 /Hour

Contact

Name

Bianca Ronci

Display Name

Bianca Ronci

Title

Recruiter

Address

4001 Leslie St

Telephone

416-756-6000

Email

bianca.ronci@nygh.on.ca

Other Email

bianca.ronci@nygh.on.ca

Display Date

2022-03-15

Expiry Date

2022-05-10