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Mercy Ships

Cotonou, , Belgium

Date Posted:
01/28/2009
Categories:
Education
Job Type:
Full-Time
Mercy Ships
Job Description:
Title: Anesthetic Provider
Reports To: Anesthetic Provider
Department: Health Care Services
Date Modified: 30-May-2008

Summary Description
Provide anesthetic care to patients undergoing surgical and diagnostic prodecdures as well as manage patients in Intensive Care Unit

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Maintain Universal Precautions at all times

* Provide peri-operative anesthetic care to patients undergoing surgery & diagnostic procedures.

* Administer general anesthetics to render patients insensible to pain during surgical and diagnostic procedures; take necessary remedial action to aspirate secretions from throat larynx and trachea as required.

* Determine, set up and prepare necessary drugs, supplies and equipment for the administration of anesthetics; assemble gas machine and test to insure proper functioning; ensure availability of proper type blood for emergency use.

* Study patient records to determine probable effects of anesthetic on patient; monitor vital signs during course of procedure; take necessary action to ensure a near normal physiological status of the patient.

* Prepare patients for anesthesia to include explaining procedures and positioning patient on operating room table; record condition of patient and type of anesthetic used on patient's chart.

* Assist in moving patient from operating room to recovery area; check patient periodically and take remedial measures to alleviate unfavorable post anesthesia effects as required.

* Disassemble equipment and clean work area; report necessary equipment repairs and adjustments to proper personnel.

* Maintain records of each anesthetic administered and prepare periodic reports related to activities.

* Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

* Organize & participate in Anesthetist on-call schedule for emergencies and post-operative medical needs, communicating with ward and operating room staff.

* Participate in regularly scheduled Quality Assurance & Improvement Meetings, updating policies, procedures, and guidelines as indicated.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

* The following are beneficial, but not required: Fiberoptic intubation and management of difficult airways; Spinal and combined spinal-epidural anesthesia; Pediatric experience; Management of patients requiring intensive care

* Fluent in English

* Has healthy affirming relationships and exhibits integrity in professional and personal life

* Supportive of Mercy Ships mission, values, and philosophy of missions.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

* minumum 2 week time commitment

* The following are beneficial, but not required: Fiberoptic intubation and management of difficult airways; Spinal and combined spinal-epidural anesthesia; Pediatric experience; Management of patients requiring intensive care

* Fluent in English

* Has healthy affirming relationships and exhibits integrity in professional and personal life

* Supportive of Mercy Ships mission, values, and philosophy of missions.
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Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is the leader in using hospital ships to deliver free world-class health care and community development services to the forgotten poor. We welcome those who have the time to devote to the work of bringing hope and healing to the world's poorest peoples. We are accepting applications for both our International Operations Center near Tyler, Texas and the Mercy Ship, Africa Mercy which serves primarily in West Africa. Mercy Ships has both paid and volunteer postions, which require individuals to raise their pown support. Volu More...