Anaesthetic Officer


Job Ref No: CHJ/DEC/J40 | Closing Date: 7/October/2019

Reports To:

Head of Department of Anaesthesia



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



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




  • 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
  • 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.






PERSON SPECIFICATION – Anaesthetic Officer



Academic &Professional qualifications



Advanced diploma in anaesthesia

Basic computer skills


SAFE paediatric anaesthesia course


Work experience, knowledge& skills




1 years’ experience post qualification


Paediatric experience

Experience with regional blocks




INTERFACES WITH         :           Patients, Staff





Six Core Dimensions for all posts

Duties of the role

Weighting %

Level Descriptors

Must have or optional (can be trained)

Patient Care




  1. Contribute to promoting        health and wellbeing and preventing adverse effects on health and wellbeing
  2. Plan, develop and implement approaches to promote health and wellbeing and prevent adverse effects on health and wellbeing
  3. Plan, develop and implement programmes to promote health and wellbeing and prevent adverse effects on health and wellbeing
  4. Promote health and wellbeing and prevent adverse effects on health and wellbeing through contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of related policies

Must have

Health,  Safety and Security


  1. 1.Assist in maintain own and others’ health, safety and security
  2. 2.Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others
  3. 3.Promote, monitor and maintain best practise in health, safety and security
  4. 4.Maintain and develop an environment and culture that improves health, safety and security

Must have





  1. Communicate with a limited range of people on day-to-day matters
  2. Communicate with a range of people on a range of matters
  3. Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations
  4. Develop and maintain communication with people on complex matters, issues and ideas and/or in complex situations

Must have

Service and Quality improvement


  1. Maintain the service and quality of own work
  2. Maintain service and quality in own work and encourage others to do so
  3. Contribute to improving service and quality
  4. Develop a culture that improves service and quality

Must have

Equality and Diversity


  1. Act in ways that support equality and value diversity
  2. Support equality and value diversity
  3. Promote equality and value diversity
  4. Develop a culture that promotes equality and values diversity

Must have

Leadership & Mentorship, and/or Professional development and education


  1. Contribute to own personal development
  2. Develop own skills and knowledge and provide information to others to help their development
  3. Develop oneself and contribute to the development of others
  4. Develop oneself and others in areas of practise

Must have





This role requires a high level of mental concentration and attention to detail to ensure reliable and accurate monitoring and reporting.  You may be required to deal with customer care issues; including resolving conflict relating to patients or staff relations. You may have to deal with tight deadlines especially relating to reporting periods, audits, reconciliation of accounts and reporting to the Board.

Qualified persons should submit their applications (detailed CV with cover letter plus copies of Academic Qualifications) to The Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development, P.O. 46 Kisubi or email to Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.
NB: Capable People with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 7/October/2019