Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 150357-1A
Date Posted: Apr 2, 2019
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
1) Preoperative Patient Care Assessment: Performs a thorough and complete pre-anesthesia assessment covering health history, chart review including prior anesthesia records and preop testing data, and physical assessment. Recommends or requests additional tests or consultations pertinent to individual case. Verifies that informed consent has been obtained by a qualified provider. Teaches or explains to the patient or legal guardian in understandable language the anesthesia that will be used.
2) Patient Care Planning: Formulates a patient specific plan for anesthesia care for pre-, intra- and post-operative periods by developing an anesthesia plan in concert with the attending anesthesiologist that is based on a comprehensive patient assessment, problem analysis, anticipate diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical procedure, patient and surgeon preferences and needs and current anesthesia principles. Evaluates and revises the care plan as necessary based on patient’s status and physiological responses.
3) Care Plan Implementation: Implements care plan conforming to anesthesia care team standards of practice by obtaining, preparing and checking all equipment, monitors, supplies and medications used for administering anesthesia. Orders safety checks as needed per established standards such as ASA Standards. Selects and administers appropriate preoperative medications. Implements monitoring modalities appropriate for type of anesthesia, patient needs and data interpretation. Participates as appropriate with anesthesiologist during induction and maintains anesthesia at required levels. Continuously assess patient response to anesthetic and surgical intervention. Intervenes as required to maintain physiologic stability. Recognizes abnormal patient response to anesthesia, takes corrective action or requests consultations if necessary. May assist or supervise positioning patient to prevent injury.
4) Documentation (Management of information): Documents all anesthesia interventions and patient responses. Thoroughly and accurately completes anesthesia record, including quality assurance indicators. Transfers responsibility for care of patient to other qualified that assures continuity of patient care and safety. Ensures that essential information is accurately reported to provider assuming responsibility for the patient.