In accordance with established standards of practice and guidelines, works under the direct clinical supervision of the Anaesthesiologist to provide technical support and clinical assistance in the induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anaesthesia, including monitoring physiological responses of patients during surgery.
Maintains, operates and calibrates anesthesiology, cell-saving and related equipment; maintains measurements and equipment recordings; documents procedures performed on individual patients by Anaesthetic Assistants, maintains records, records and enters data/information into database. As an integrated surgical team member, participates on clinical committees, anaesthesiology research and special projects.
Graduation from an accredited post-graduate diploma Anaesthesia Assistant Program.
Graduation from a recognized School of Respiratory Therapy Diploma Program plus three (3) years' recent related clinical experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT), and the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapy (BCSRT).
Current certification in CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
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