Anesthesia Assistant


Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering care to more than one million B.C. residents living in Vancouver, the North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast and the Central Coast. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care across the full continuum in areas including public health, primary care, acute services, community-based long-term care and home health, mental health, substance use, and research.




Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Anesthesia Assistant to join the team at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team! Relocation assistance may be available.

As an Anesthesia Assistant with VCH you will:

Provide technical support and clinical assistance with induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia by working both under the direct clinical supervision of the Anesthesiologist and as a member of an integrated surgical team.
Assist the Anesthesiologist in developing and implementing the anesthesia care plan and monitor physiological responses of patients to the induction of anesthesia during surgery.
Ensure effective and safe patient care.
Demonstrate continuous improvement and best practice approach in anesthesiology assistant practice.
Operate, prepare and maintain anaesthesiology equipment.
Maintain and advance your own clinical competence.
Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


*Education & Experience*

Graduation from a recognized Anesthesia Assistant Program plus current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Eligible for membership with the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS).

*Knowledge & Abilities*

Comprehensive knowledge of current anesthesia assistant theory and practice within a client/family centered model for care.
Broad knowledge of the CAS clinical practice guidelines for Anesthesia Assistants.
Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities.
Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations.
Demonstrated ability to use departmental and hospital policy and procedure manuals.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and staff of outside agencies.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload prioritizes in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area.
Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area.
Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized patient care information system.
Demonstrated physical ability to carry out the duties of the job.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


$35.65 - $44.56 per hour



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