Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX
Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Category: Advanced Care Providers
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Requisition #: 220003KF
Under the medical direction and supervision of an anesthesiologist, the Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) administers prescribed anesthesia to surgery patients, and gathers comprehensive patient data to assist in the preparation of patients’ anesthetic plan.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Under the direction and supervision of an anesthesiologist, the Anesthesia Assistant administers the prescribed anesthetic to patients in order to desensitize them to permit the performance of medical or surgical procedures.
Obtains an extensive pre-anesthetic patient health history and performs pre-anesthetic physical examinations. After consultation with the anesthesiologist, the AA may order pre-op evaluations and pre-medications.
Establish multi-parameter monitoring prior to anesthesia or in other acute care settings. Modalities include, but are not limited to, ASA Standard Monitors, arterial and venous catheters; may manipulate and interpret data from central venous, pulmonary artery, intracranial catheters and other monitors or devices.
Performs initial CPR/ACLS in emergency situations until the supervising anesthesiologist is summoned.
Utilizes advanced treatment modalities to effect Section 6, including but not limited to advanced airway interventions and intubation of the trachea; starting and adjusting doses of vasoactive infusions; administering vasoactive and anesthetic drugs; administering blood; and any other treatment modalities prescribed by the supervising anesthesiologist.
Assists in the post-operative care of patients by managing post-op ventilator support and acute pain management in conjunction with existing protocols or the supervising anesthesiologist.
May engage in teaching and research functions as deemed appropriate by the supervising anesthesiologist.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Current National Commission for Certification of Anesthesia Assistants (NCCAA) certification.
Skilled in the use of state-of-the-art patient monitoring techniques in anesthesia care environments.
Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of a Commission Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited, two-year Anesthesia Assistant program.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
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