Anaesthetic technicians prepare and maintain anaesthetic equipment for operating theatres and clinics, and assist anaesthetists during anaesthetic procedures.
Duties & Tasks
Anaesthetic technicians may perform the following tasks:set up, check and maintain anaesthetic workstations, life support machines and associated equipment
order and prepare medical supplies for anaesthesia
discuss medical procedures with patients and check whether they have any medical conditions that could cause problems under anaesthesia
assist the anaesthetist to insert breathing tubes and intravascular lines in patients
assist the anaesthetist to administer anaesthesia to patients
monitor patients and their vital signs before, during and after procedures
maintain documentation before, during and after surgery
assist with basic life support and post-operative care
assist the anaesthetist in emergencies.
good communication and people skills
attention to detail
able to work under pressure
good technical and measurement skills
aptitude for working with computers
organised and methodical
able to cope with the physical demands of the job.