Allevio Pain Management strives to improve the way the world manages pain. Allevio has a thriving private healthcare facility specializing in multidisciplinary interventional pain management. Our team is comprised of Anesthesia and Neurology-trained specialists, almost all of whom have fellowships in Pain Management from Departments of Anesthesia from leading universities across North America and the UK, or who are academically affiliated with a similar program. Our flagship clinic is located at 240 Duncan Mill Road, Main Floor (Suite 101), North York, Ontario, M3B 3S6.
Allevio Pain Management is presently accepting applications for a full time and part time:
Anesthesia Assistant Job Summary As an integral member of the team the Anesthesia Assistant (AA) participates in the care of the patient during procedural sedation, regional or local anesthesia.
In addition to providing technical support to the anesthesiologist for anesthesia equipment, the anesthesia assistant administers anesthetic medications, performs activities such as the provision of conscious sedation, and is responsible for the insertion and management of intravenous lines. The AA provides constant assessment and evaluative monitoring of the depth of anesthesia using medical directives and order sets, as applicable. The AA is an integral member of the Allevio team to which there are accountabilities for professional practice, education and research. Within this role, the AA is accountable for contributing to the delivery of Allevio values and goals and must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting patient centered engagement and care in all we do.
- Assist anesthesiologists in the administration of anesthesia for clinical procedures.
- Collect and document patients’ pre-anesthetic health histories.
- Verify availability of clinic room supplies and medications.
- Pretest and calibrate patient monitors.
- Examine and maintain medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Control anesthesia levels during procedures.
- Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
- Assist healthcare practitioners and monitor patient conditions during examinations, treatments, procedures, or activities, including nerve blocks, spinal and other injections.
- Respond to emergency situations by providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS).
- Monitor and document patients’ progress during post-anesthesia period.
- Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
- Administer anesthetic, adjuvant, or accessory drugs under the direction of an anesthesiologist.
- Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
- Participate in seminars, workshops, or other professional activities to keep abreast of developments in anesthesiology.
- Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
- Perform other duties as assigned Requirements
- Graduate of a recognized Anesthesia Assistant Program
- Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
- Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
- Comprehensive knowledge of current anesthesia assistant theory and practice within a client/patient centered model for care.
- Broad knowledge of the CAS clinical practice guidelines for Anesthesia Assistants.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with patients and their families, coworkers, 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 priorities in collaboration with others.
- Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area.
If this sounds like you, send us your resume today! We look forward to hearing from you!