University of Utah Job Description
Under medical direction of staff anesthesiologists, this position provides professional anesthesia services in all hospital areas. Assists with anesthesia related medical situations such as airway maintenance and pulmonary ventilation.
Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) as a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA); current professional licensure in the state of Utah; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
The CAA certification is granted after successful completion of an accredited anesthesiologist assistant program or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Essential Functions Under Medical Direction:1. Performs preoperative evaluation by assessing staff notes, progress notes, lab work, and patient histories to determine the most appropriate anesthetic management. The CAA may order additional analyses, consultations, lab work, and peri-anesthetic medications as warranted.
2. Monitors functioning of all equipment and induces general and/or regional anesthesia by using anesthesia procedures and methods.
3. Manages the anesthetic procedure by monitoring appropriate physical, physiochemical, and biochemical indicators such as blood pressure, heart rate, EKG, blood loss, patient position, pulmonary compliance, arterial blood bases, etc.
4. Adjusts anesthesia procedures as required; informs other medical personnel of all necessary developments.
5. Oversees recovery from anesthesia by observing the appropriate indicators in surgery as well as the post-anesthesia recovery room; performs post-operative evaluation.
6. Makes appropriate entries in staff notes, on anesthesia records, and in the patients’ charts.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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