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Job Summary

This position involves working closely with anaesthetists, surgeons, and other medical staff to ensure the safe and effective delivery of anaesthetic services. The technician is responsible for the preparation of anaesthetic equipment, monitoring patients during surgery, and providing support throughout the perioperative period.

  • Minimum Qualification : Degree
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

Preparation and Maintenance of Equipment:

  • Set up, calibrate, and maintain anaesthetic machines, monitors, and other related equipment.
  • Ensure all necessary supplies and medications are available and ready for use.
  • Conduct routine checks and troubleshooting of anaesthetic equipment to ensure optimal functionality.

Patient Care:

  • Assist in the positioning of patients for anaesthesia administration.
  • Monitor and record patients' vital signs before, during, and after anaesthesia.
  • Provide support and reassurance to patients, explaining procedures and answering questions.

Assisting Anaesthetists:

  • Assist the anaesthetist during induction, maintenance, and emergence from anaesthesia.
  • Prepare and administer anaesthetic drugs under the supervision of an anaesthetist.
  • Assist in emergencies by providing immediate care and intervention as directed by the anaesthetist.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Adhere to infection control and safety protocols to maintain a sterile and safe environment.
  • Ensure compliance with hospital policies, procedures, and regulatory standards.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

Documentation and Communication:

  • Accurately document anaesthetic procedures, patient information, and any incidents in medical records.
  • Communicate effectively with the surgical team, anaesthetists, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Participate in pre-operative briefings and post-operative debriefings.

Education and Training:

  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in anaesthesia techniques and equipment.
  • Participate in ongoing education and training programs to enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Provide training and mentorship to junior anaesthetic technicians and other healthcare staff.



Requirements:

  • Education: Diploma or degree in Anaesthetic Technology or a related field.
  • Certification: Certification as an Anaesthetic Technician or equivalent professional certification.
  • Experience: Previous experience in an anaesthetic technician role or related healthcare position.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in operating and troubleshooting anaesthetic machines and equipment.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication and teamwork abilities; empathetic and patient-centered approach.
  • Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy in monitoring vital signs and administering anaesthetic drugs.
  • Critical Thinking: Ability to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations.



Working Conditions:

  • Environment: Hospital operating rooms, surgical centers, and other medical facilities.
  • Schedule: May include irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays; on-call duties may be required.
  • Physical Demands: Standing for long periods, lifting and positioning patients, and handling medical equipment.

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