Anesthesia Consultant

Anesthesia Consultant

  • King Abdulaziz Hospital - Al Ahsa
  • Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Summary

Responsible for the administration of anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures. Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications. Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.

Education / Qualification Required:

  1. Basic medical degree from recognized institution
  2. Post-qualification certification
    • Qualification Source from: North America, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand.  
      • USA: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
      • Canada: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Certificate (RCPS-C)
      • UK and Ireland: GMC/CCST Specialist Register
      • Australia and New Zealand: Fellowship from the Royal College (FRACP)
      • Western Europe: Equivalent certification to the above

Experience Post-Qualifications:

  • Minimum Three (3) years after board / equivalence certification in USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and France (DES).
  • Minimum Five (5) years after board / equivalence certification in Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Netherlands, Greece and France (DIS).

License:

Current and in a Good Standing Medical License to practice in country of residence.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use intravenous, local, caudal or spinal methods to administer sedation or pain medications during surgical and other medical procedures
  • Supervise patients and monitor their pain medications before, during and after surgery; offset adverse complications or reactions; record amount and type of anesthesia as well as the patients’ conditions throughout procedures
  • Determine risk during medical procedures by taking medical histories, examining patients and ordering diagnostic procedures like x-rays and laboratory tests; discuss with other healthcare professionals about the method and type of anesthetic to make patients numb to pain
  • Provide and sustain airway management and life support during emergency surgery
  • Monitor patients post-surgery and determine when they are stabilized enough to move to another room or go home
  • Manage anesthesiology  services and coordinate with other professionals to formulate procedures and plans; direct the duties of medical technicians, nurses and other healthcare support staff
  • Educate patients and families on post-procedure care and possible complications; instruct on different ways to prevent disease and improve health