Anesthesia - Cardiac Anesthesiologist

PRIMARY PURPOSE

To provide high quality, efficient, cost-effective, and state of the art anesthesia services

for Catholic Medical Center. Evaluates each patient's needs and delegates the

management of all aspects of patient care to the appropriate care provider to attain the

delivery of efficient, cost-effective, quality care. Fosters a work environment for staff

conducive to professional growth, accountability and autonomy. Creates and maintains a

warm and friendly atmosphere for patients, Catholic Medical Center staff, referring and

staff physicians, and visitors.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer and under the direct

supervision of the Chief of Anesthesia--, within established Catholic Medical Center and

departmental policies and procedures and all applicable laws, through own actions or by

delegating to appropriate co-workers, the Cardiac Anesthesiologist performs the

functions set forth below. Notwithstanding anything contained in this job description, the

Anesthesiologist shall not be required to be licensed in any state other than the State of

New Hampshire.

As a Cardiac Anesthesiologist at Catholic Medical Center, you will treat a diverse range of patients and

work in a fast-paced medical environment. You will coordinate and provide patient care in multiple sites at

our facility. You will work in the anesthesia care time model for some cases.

Cardiac Anesthesiologist Primary Functions:

• Prepares and administers general and regional anesthetics and pain medication, adjusting as

needed before, during, and after surgery and other procedures.

• Provides anesthesia maintenance and adjustment before, during, and after procedures.

• Read/interpret perioperative Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) Exams

• Maintains patient records.

• Orders diagnostic tests as needed.

• Works closely with surgical specialists.

• Performs venous and arterial punctures.

• Performs pre-anesthesia patient evaluation.

• Provides post-anesthesia care and evaluation.

• Provides and monitors mechanical ventilation.

• Communicate with patients, and their families and caregivers.

• Reacts appropriately to adverse reactions and complications.

• Evaluates patient histories, lab results, and surgical plans to determine an appropriate anesthesia and pain management plan.

• Monitors patient fluid, blood, and electrolyte balance, and other vital signs and critical functions

during course of procedures.

• Performs tracheal intubation, airway management, and extubation.

• Monitors patients following procedures to determine when they can be safely moved from one

stage of recovery to the next.

• Takes detailed medical history to determine possible allergic or negative reactions to medication.

• Supervises registered nurse anesthetists and other technical staff.

• Mentors and supervises anesthesia providers

Cardiac Anesthesiologist Qualifications/Skills:

• Excellent bedside manner and to build rapport quickly.

• Ability to express complicated information in an accessible manner for patients and caregivers.

• Team leadership and management skills.

• Ability to think clearly and act quickly in stressful situations.

• Attention to detail.

• Problem-solving skills.

• Deep sense of compassion and focus on patient care.

• Physical stamina and patience.

• Conversational Spanish or other second language a plus.

Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements:

• American Board of Anesthesiology certification or board eligible

• Residency or fellowship in anesthesia sub-specialty.

• M.D. or D.O.

• License to practice medicine in New Hampshire

• Skilled in the administration techniques of anesthesia, including epidurals and ultrasound-guided anesthesia

• Certification in Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

• Certification in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) preferred

• ABA Certification Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology preferred

OSHA Rating: 1