Conduct preoperative evaluation: assess condition of patient and plan appropriate anesthetic technique in consultation with attending anesthesiologist.
Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input to department discussions.
Prepare appropriate equipment for administration of anesthesia. Process involves, but is not limited to, checking machines, appropriate small equipment, blood pressure cuffs, endotracheal tubes, and drugs for the conduit of anesthesia. Report any malfunctioning equipment
·Intraoperative Clinical Care:
Administer anesthesia only under the direct supervision of a faculty or staff physician anesthesiologist. Administer anesthesia, giving drugs and monitoring vital signs and other indicators of anesthesia's effects on patients. The regular, frequent and accurate recording of patient's condition during and immediately following the administration of anesthetic drugs is required.
Conduct postoperative follow-up in consultation with the attending anesthesiologist. Accompany the patient to the PACU assuring that the patient's condition is optimal. Visit in-house with the patient within 24 - 48 hours following anesthesia to assess post-anesthetic recovery.
Participate in call coverage with faculty anesthesiologists.
Direct or facilitate the development of internal or external professional programs and projects. Pursue opportunities for professional growth, including continuing education requirements for licensure and certification and apply this knowledge to the care of patients.
With the approval of the Department of Anesthesiology's Research Committee, direct and/or facilitate the development of research projects within the Department and/or the Medical Center. Adhere to all CCHMC and regulatory requirement with respect to the conduct of research activities.
Comply with policies and procedures protecting patient rights for informed consent and the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission and applicable laws and regulations. Review timeliness, accuracy, availability and security of information. Follow Cincinnati Children's established code of ethical behavior in decisions and actions regarding marketing, admission, transfer, discharge and billing.
Ability to relate to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
Must be able to function as a clinical anesthetist.
Must exhibit initiative, diplomacy, and confidentiality when dealing with patients.
Ability to stand for long periods in an O.R. Setting.