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Anesthesiologist Assistants
District Of Columbia

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Assist anesthesiologists in the administration of anesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures. Monitor patient status and provide patient care during surgical treatment.

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Currently Employed: 590

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $32.76 - $50.91

Typical Annual Salary: $68,100 - $105,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Control anesthesia levels during procedures.
  • Assist anesthesiologists in monitoring of patients including electrocardiogram (EKG), direct arterial pressure, central venous pressure, arterial blood gas, hematocrit, or routine measurement of temperature, respiration, blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Respond to emergency situations by providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic cardiac life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS).
  • Provide airway management interventions including tracheal intubation, fiber optics, or ventilary support.
  • Administer blood, blood products, or supportive fluids.
  • Collect and document patients' pre-anesthetic health histories.
  • Assist in the provision of advanced life support techniques including those procedures using high frequency ventilation or intra-arterial cardiovascular assistance devices.
  • Verify availability of operating room supplies, medications, and gases.
  • Pretest and calibrate anesthesia delivery systems and monitors.
  • Monitor and document patients' progress during post-anesthesia period.

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