Anesthesia Assistant - BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Vancouver, BC
Casual Opportunities

Reference #84466

Hours of work: 0700-1905/1900-0705 (rotating)

Wage: $34.26 to $42.73 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 3N1

Working under the direction of the Department Head of Anesthesia (BCWH) and under the authority of the Birthing Program Manager and the Respiratory Therapy Professional Practice Leader; the Anesthesia Assistant performs clinical and technical duties related to anesthesia assistance such as testing, preparing and maintaining anesthesia equipment and supplies, assisting anesthesiologists with induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia and providing routine and intensive cardio-respiratory care to obstetrical patients as per established standards, policies and procedures.

In this role you will:
Set up, test, calibrate, operate and monitor equipment for regular use including anesthetic machines, breathing circuits, ventilators, scavenging devices, intubation equipment, fiberoptic bronchoscopes, monitoring equipment, infusion devices and blood gas machines.
Assist the anesthesiologist with the trial use and evaluation of new equipment.
Prepare patients for surgery and performs pre-operative assessments as requested by the anesthesiologist.
Insert or assist with the insertion of devices such as nasogastric tubes, esophageal stethoscopes, IV’s, intra-arterial lines, PIC lines, Swan Ganz catheters and Central Venous catheters.
Assist with or perform airway management, including insertion of laryngeal mask airways, intubations, difficult intubations and mask ventilation.
Assist in the positioning of patients under the direction of the anesthesiologist.

Qualifications

You hold:
Graduation from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy.
Two (2) years' recent Operating Room or Critical Care experience.
An accredited post-graduate diploma in Anesthesia Technology.
Membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT), and the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT).
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support.

You have demonstrated the ability to:
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Collaborate effectively with all team members.
Deal with others effectively.
Physically carry out the duties of the position.
Organize work.
Operate related equipment.
Think critically.

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BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BCW is a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.