Mount Sinai Hospital
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At Sinai Health, we care, create possibilities and offer hope. We are looking for an experienced Anesthesia Assistant to support our Respiratory Therapy Department at Mount Sinai Hospital.
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 labour epidurals 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. Your patient care caseload will depend on clinical needs, 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 but are not limited to:
- Providing care to other patient care areas, including the Emergency Department, Medicine and Surgery units, and Intensive Care Units (both adult and neonatal).
- Operating, setting up, maintaining and troubleshooting all anesthesia equipment, including the anesthesia gas machines.
- Airway management including difficult airways, hemodynamic monitoring; set up of mechanical ventilators.
- Managing and transporting patients that require mechanical ventilation.
- Restocking anesthetic supplies.
Assisting with research.
- Teaching house staff and students (inter-professional disciplines).
- And additional duties, as required.
- Completion of an accredited Anesthesia Assistant Graduate Certificate Program & knowledge in predetermined anesthesia related educational objectives.
- Note: Applicants currently enrolled in and scheduled to complete their Anesthesia Assistant certificate program and educational objectives within six (6) months of hire may be considered.
- 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.
- Applicants with proven equivalent recent and related training and experience may also be considered.
- Preferred member in good standing with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists, Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario and Canadian Anesthesiologist Society.
- 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.
- Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history.
37.5 hours per week, due to the nature of the position, additional hours may be required
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