Anesthesiology Assistant

Cleveland Clinic

Weston, FL

Job posting number: #7089970 (Ref:19222642016)

Posted: December 2, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Working under the direction of a Staff Anesthesiologist, administers anesthesia to patients rendering them insensitive to pain during surgery. Monitors the patient's physical reaction to the anesthetic and informs the physician of any adverse condition. Administers emergency measures when complications arise.


  • Obtains a comprehensive patient history and performs relevant elements of a physical exam.
  • Discusses findings and anesthetic plan with anesthesiologist before induction of anesthesia.
  • Reviews patient's condition with anesthesiologist immediately prior to induction of anesthesia.
  • This includes changes in patient's condition, review of administration of any pre-anesthesia medication, selection of anesthetic agent and technique.
  • Pretests and calibrates anesthesia delivery systems.
  • Administers anesthetic drugs, adjuvant drugs and accessory drugs.
  • Assists anesthesiologist with the implementation of medically accepted monitoring techniques, epidural anesthetic procedures, spinal anesthetic procedures and other regional anesthetic techniques.
  • Recognizes and takes appropriate action for abnormal patient responses during anesthesia, including resuscitation, until patient regains control of vital functions.
  • Administers blood, blood products and supportive fluids. Provides post-anesthesia recovery care to the patient for as long as necessary, keeping anesthesiologist informed as to the patient's progress.
  • Displays title of Anesthesiology Assistant as a means of identifying the individual's authority to practice.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A baccalaureate or higher degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by an organization recognized by the board of regents.
  • Completion of an anesthesiologist assistant training program that has been accredited by the commission on accreditation of allied health education programs, or equivalent.


  • Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AA).
  • Current, valid Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) license in the state of Florida. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Written practice protocol consistent with section 4760.09 of the Revised Code.

Complexity of Work:

  • All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position: World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
  • Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
  • Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
  • Managerial Responsibilities: Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
  • Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

Work Experience:

  • None required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of motion; manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time and the ability to lift and transport patients.
  • Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
  • Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

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Job posting number:#7089970 (Ref:19222642016)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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