Anesthesia Assistant- BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre

July 10 2019
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Other Health Professionals
Vancouver, BC

Anesthesia Assistant - BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre

The Anesthesia Assistant performs clinical and technical duties related to anesthesia assistance such as testing, preparing and maintaining anesthesia equipment and supplies, assisting anesthesiologists with induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia and provides routine and intensive cardio-respiratory care to obstetrical patients as per established standards, policies and procedures.


In this role you will:

  • Set up, test, calibrate, operate and monitor equipment for regular use including anesthetic machines, breathing circuits, ventilators, scavenging devices, intubation equipment, fiberoptic bronchoscopes, monitoring equipment, infusion devices and blood gas machines.
  • Assist the anesthesiologist with the trial use and evaluation of new equipment.
  • Prepare patients for surgery and perform pre-operative assessments as requested by the anesthesiologist.
  • Insert or assist with the insertion of devices such as nasogastric tubes, esophageal stethoscopes, IV’s, intra-arterial lines, PIC lines, Swan Ganz catheters and Central Venous catheters.
  • Assist with or perform airway management, including insertion of laryngeal mask airways, intubations, difficult intubations and mask ventilation.
  • Assist in the positioning of patients under the direction of the anesthesiologist.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


You hold:

  • Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
  • Two (2) years recent Operating Room or Critical Care experience.
  • Completion of an accredited post-graduate diploma in Anesthesia Technology.
  • Membership in the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT), and the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT).
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

You have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Collaborate effectively with all team members.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.
  • Organize work.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Use critical thinking skills.

If this sounds like you, apply now!

About Us

BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education. BC Women's is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of July 19, 2019. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a temporary password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your temporary password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm.

For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

  • 85875
  • Regular, Part-Time (0.50 FTE)
  • Wage: $34.26 to $42.73 per hour
  • Rotating Shifts, 0700-1905/1900-0705
  • 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9

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