Huggins Hospital

  • Anesthesiologist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Location: State/Province Full Name
    New Hampshire
  • Overview

    Under the general clinical supervision of the Chief of Anesthesia, is responsible for administering local, inhalation, intravenous, nerve block anesthesia, or other appropriately routed anesthetics, medications, and fluids to accommodate the necessary analgesia/anesthesia in order that surgery or other medical procedures may be safely performed


    Education: Medical degree and internship/residency in practice specialty

    Experience: Five years of experience preferred. Must be able to practice independently.

    Licensure: Licensed by the State of NH as a Physician. Active DEA registration. BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required, and must be maintained throughout employment. ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) certification required, and must be maintained throughout employment. Board Certification commensurate to practice specialty required.


    Pre-anesthetic preparation and evaluation

    • Evaluates the patient before anesthesia using medical history and diagnostic tests, and writes pre-anesthesia orders based on the assessed risk for the intended surgical procedure.
    • Obtains patient consent after explaining the anesthesia plan/risks/benefits to the patient.
    • Confers with other medical professionals to determine the patient’s medical status is optimized prior to surgery.
    • On day of surgery, confirms patient has no new information that would interfere with readiness for the anesthesia before proceeding.

    Anesthesia induction, maintenance, and safety

    • Selects and prepares monitoring equipment, supplies, and drugs for the administration of anesthetics.
    • Positions patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort, provide for surgical accessibility, and prevent adverse events related to positioning.
    • Prepares necessary solutions and administers local, intravenous, spinal, regional, or other appropriate anesthetic delivery methods following specified methods and procedures.
    • Manages patients' airway and oxygenation status utilizing procedure specific support such as nasal/mask O2, LMA, endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation, nasotracheal intubation, etc.
    • Monitor patients' responses, including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques.
    • Monitors the patient during anesthesia in accordance with standards of care, and counteracts adverse reactions to prevent complications, such as administering alternative anesthetics, drugs, fluids, or blood products as necessary.
    • Responds to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, and performing advanced cardiac life support interventions.

    Post-anesthesia care

    • Evaluate patients' post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses, taking appropriate corrective actions to optimize patient recovery.
    • Follows patient as long as is appropriate in the post-anesthesia period, administering medications or fluids to support the patients’ hemodynamic status and monitoring airway status to prevent complications.
    • Assists post procedure clinical staff with determinants for decision making when patients have recovered or are stable enough to be sent to another room or to be sent home following surgery.

    Peri-anesthesia support functions

    • Ensures the patient experience is optimized by involving the patient and family with thorough explanations; being professional, empathetic, and responsive; and instilling confidence.
    • Ensures that anesthesia related patient documentation is timely, accurate, complete, and is compliant with CMS conditions of participation. Utilizes the current Electronic Medical Record to complete the documented Best Practice Workflows when appropriate.
    • Works with Surgical Director and Health Information Management to ensure proper compliance with billing, coding, and CPT code assignment.
    • Responds to other Huggins departments in need of anesthesia support for patient needs related to intravenous access; airway management; consultative pain control methodologies, etc.


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