CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Anesthesiologists

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Anesthesiologists
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery or other medical procedures. Administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures, using local, intravenous, spinal, or caudal methods.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Decide when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery.
 
Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation.
 
Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
 
Coordinate and direct work of nurses, medical technicians, and other health care providers.
 
Order laboratory tests, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures.
 
Diagnose illnesses, using examinations, tests, and reports.
 
Manage anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures.
 
Provide medical care and consultation in many settings, prescribing medication and treatment and referring patients for surgery.
 
Inform students and staff of types and methods of anesthesia administration, signs of complications, and emergency methods to counteract reactions.
 
Schedule and maintain use of surgical suite, including operating, wash-up, waiting rooms, and 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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Anesthesiologists
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Anesthesiologists
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Anesthesiologists
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Anesthesiologists
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
AetherPalm InfusiCalc Medical software
 
Anesthesia machine software Medical software
 
AtStaff Physician Scheduler Calendar and scheduling software
 
Drug database software Medical software
 
EDImis Anesthesia Manager Accounting software
 
Electronic medical record EMR software Medical software
 
Healthpac Computer Systems H2000 Anesthesia Billing Software Accounting software
 
Medical calculator software Medical software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Nightingale Northern Health Enterprise Billing Software Accounting software
 
Skyscape 5-Minute Clinical Consult Medical software
 
Skyscape AnesthesiaDrugs Medical software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Anesthesia gas concentration monitors Gas anesthesia apparatus
 
Automated external defibrillators AED Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
 
Blood collection syringes Blood collection syringes
 
Calibrated vaporizers Anesthesia inhalers or inhaler units or accessories
 
Capnographs Patient carbon dioxide detectors
 
Cricothyrotomy equipment Emergency medical services tracheal tube or cricothyrotomy kits
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digital anesthesia machines Gas anesthesia apparatus
 
Electrocardiography EKG machines Electrocardiography EKG units
 
Electronic blood pressure units Electronic blood pressure units
 
End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies
 
Endotracheal ET tubes Endotracheal tubes
 
Epidural catheters Epidural trays or accessories
 
Esophageal tracheal airway devices Esophageal tubes
 
Evacuated blood collection tubes Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
 
Fiberoptic bronchoscopes Bronchoscopes or accessories
 
Gas anesthesia administration machines Gas anesthesia apparatus
 
Heart rate monitors Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
 
Injection syringes Medical syringes without needles
 
Intra-arterial catheters Arterial line catheters
 
Intravenous IV equipment Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits
 
Intubation equipment Intubator components or accessories
 
Invasive hemodynamic pressure monitors Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
 
Laryngeal mask airways LMA Pharyngeal airways or airways kits
 
Medical masks Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
 
Nasogastric tubes Nasogastric tubes
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Oxygen masks Medical oxygen masks or parts
 
Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps
 
Peripheral nerve stimulators Surgical nerve stimulators or accessories
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Plethysmography machines Body plethysmographs
 
Precordial stethoscopes Electronic stethoscopes or accessories
 
Pretracheal stethoscopes Electronic stethoscopes or accessories
 
Pulse oximeters Pulse oximeter units
 
Spirometers Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies
 
Suction machines Medical suction or vacuum appliances
 
Surgical gloves Surgical gloves
 
Swan Ganz artery catheters Arterial line catheters
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Tourniquets Tourniquets
 
Tracheostomy sets Endotracheal or tracheotomy sets
 
Valve mask resuscitators Resuscitation masks or accessories
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Anesthesiologists
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Doctoral Training
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Anesthesiologists
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Anaesthesiologist
Anesthesia Associate
Anesthesia Director
Anesthesiologist
Anesthesiology Medical Doctor (Anesthesiology MD)
Anesthetist
Attending Anesthesiologist
Doctor
Medical Director
Medical Doctor (MD)
Obstetrical Anesthesiologist
Physician
Physicians and Surgeons
Staff Anesthesiologist
Staff Anesthetist
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Anesthesiologists
 
 
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