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Anaesthetist – ANZSCO 253211

Description

Provides direct medical care to patients requiring general or local anaesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and other procedures such as prevention of pain and maintenance of body function. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level

1

Specialisations
  • Intensive Care Anaesthetist
  • Obstetric Anaesthetist
  • Pain Management Specialist
Skills Assessment Authority
MedBA
Caveats
Not eligible if:
Caveat 10
TSS, ENS – The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(7) of the Regulations).
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
  • 2312-11 Anaesthetist

Group: 2532 Anaesthetists

Description

provide direct medical care to patients requiring general or local anaesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and other procedures such as prevention of pain and maintenance of body function. Anaesthetic Registrars training as Anaesthetists are included in this unit group.

Tasks
  • performing pre-operative examinations of patients to determine appropriate anaesthetic and sedation in concurrence with Specialist Physicians and Surgeons
  • discussing the anaesthetic process with patients and obtaining their informed consent prior to surgery
  • administering local, regional and general anaesthetics using a variety of methods such as inhalational and intravenous administration
  • supervising the transfer of patients to operating theatres, positioning on operating tables, keeping patients warm, and responding quickly and accurately if any problems arise
  • monitoring patients throughout surgical procedures and in immediate post-operative procedures
  • recording details of anaesthetic and sedation administered, and the condition of patients before, during and after anaesthesia
  • liaising with other health care workers to provide diagnosis and treatment for patients with chronic pain, and to diagnose and treat patients requiring intensive care or resuscitation
  • may instruct medical, nursing, student and ancillary staff on the signs, symptoms and diagnosis of allergic and anaphylactic reactions to anaesthetic agents, and supervision and treatment of life threatening emergencies
Skill Level

Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.

Occupations in this Group
  • 253211 Anaesthetist
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