Anesthesia Team Leader

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Min. 12 Months

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About this Role

The Anesthesia Team Leader is someone who can fulfil the anesthesia assistant role on a long-term basis.

You will work closely with the Anesthesia Supervisor to provide stability in a rapid turnover and small department.  You will orientate new volunteers to the anesthesia department and be a resource to new anesthesia assistants.

What You Will Contribute

• Fulfil responsibilities of an anesthesia assistant and provide direct medical care on a daily basis.

• You will have additional responsibilities of coordinating consumables and equipment with medical supply and the biomedical department.

• Maintain a culture of patient safety

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent organizational skills

• Strong administrative skills

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Mercy Ships Alumni strongly preferred, but will consider qualified non-alumni candidates

• Current, active license as anesthetic nurse, ODP, nurse anesthetist or equivalent

• Minimum of three years of Anesthesia experience

• Current Basic Life Support certification is required; Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are optional

• Written and verbal fluency in English

• Flexibility and sensitivity to language and cultural diversity

Full job description available upon request.