Anaesthetic Officer

Job Ref No: CHJ/NOV/J120 | Closing Date: 14/October/2022


Reports To:

Anaesthesia Team Leader

Supervises:


 

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

To provide evidence - based, safe, high quality perioperative care and anaesthesia for all patients requiring surgery at CoRSU Hospital.

 

KEY RESULT AREAS (OUTPUTS)

  • Safe and efficient running of operating list
  • Punctuality ensured
  • Accurate documentation
  • Timely communication of equipment or stock problems
  • Accurate preoperative assessments
  • Regular attendance at CME meetings

 

 

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess all patients preoperatively either in OPD or on the ward and document accurately on the anaesthetic chart and explain all anaesthetic procedures precisely.
  • Organize preoperative investigations if required and check results prior to surgery.
  • Discuss all problem patients with the anaesthesiologist in charge and communicate effectively with the surgeon.
  • Check all equipment in theatre is functional before starting the list and ensure adequate emergency oxygen supply is available.
  • Administer a safe, pain free anaesthetic which is documented fully on the anaesthetic chart.
  • Monitor closely patient reaction to anaesthesia and surgery.
  • Prescribe intravenous fluids for the immediate postoperative period if required.
  • Advise the surgeon on appropriate postoperative analgesia and doses.
  • Actively participate in the postoperative recovery care in the PACU.
  • Review all patients postoperatively.
  • Review patients on the HDU when requested.
  • Attend the hospital CME meetings and morbidity/mortality meetings.
  • Participate in regular departmental CMEs.
  • Assist with hospital CPR training.
  • Make sure each theatre is stocked with appropriate equipment and informing the HoD if store stocks are running low.
  • Maintain cleanliness of anaesthetic equipment.
  • Communicate all problems with equipment in a timely fashion to the Head of Department.
  • Punctuality for duty and in case management
  • Work a late shift as per the rota to oversee all patients still in PACU after lists have finished and to see any late arriving patients for the following day’s list.

 

INTERFACES WITH :           Patients, care givers and Staff

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION – ANAESTHETIC OFFICER

 

 

Academic & Professional qualifications

Essential

Desirable

Diploma in Anaesthesia

Basic computer skills

A certificate of registration with Uganda Allied Health Professionals’ Council and a valid annual practicing licence are essential

SAFE paediatric anaesthesia course

 

Work experience, knowledge& skills

 

Essential

Desirable

1 years’ post qualification Paediatric care experience with regional blocks

Paediatric care experience and over 5 years’ experience in nursing care

Basic computer skills are essential.

Experience with regional blocks

A flexible and creative person.

 

How to apply:

  1. NB: Qualified persons should submit their applications (detailed CV with covering letter plus copies of academic qualifications clearly indicating position applied for).
  2. Write to The Head of Human Resource, CoRSU Hospital P.O. 46 Kisubi or email to recruitment@corsuhospital.org.
  3. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews. The closing date for receiving applications is Friday,14th October,2022.
  4. Qualified persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

 



Closing Date: 14/October/2022