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Anesthesiologists

Administer anesthetics and analgesics for pain management prior to, during, or after surgery.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Monitor patient before, during, and after anesthesia and counteract adverse reactions or complications.
    • Provide and maintain life support and airway management and help prepare patients for emergency surgery.
    • Record type and amount of anesthesia and patient condition throughout procedure.
    • Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
    • Examine patient, obtain medical history, and use diagnostic tests to determine risk during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.
    • Position patient on operating table to maximize patient comfort and surgical accessibility.
    • Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation.
    • Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery.
    • Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
    • Order laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures.
    • Inform students and staff of types and methods of anesthesia administration, signs of complications, and emergency methods to counteract reactions.
    • Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery.
    • Manage anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures.
    • Diagnose illnesses, using examinations, tests, and reports.
    • Coordinate and direct work of nurses, medical technicians, and other health care providers.
    • Schedule and maintain use of surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, or anesthetic and sterilizing equipment.
    • Instruct individuals and groups on ways to preserve health and prevent disease.
    • Conduct medical research to aid in controlling and curing disease, to investigate new medications, and to develop and test new medical techniques.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 208,000+/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 100+/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Gas anesthesia apparatus
    • Electronic stethoscopes or accessories
    • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
    • Arterial line catheters
    • Anesthesia inhalers or inhaler units or accessories

    Technology

    • Medical software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Accounting software
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