SSM Saint Louis University Hospital

Anesthesiology Assistant - AA

$20K Sign-on Bonus for experienced candidates

  • The Anesthesiology Assistant provides delegated medical services within
    the education, training. These services may include perioperative patient evaluations as well as delegated teaching and research functions.
  • The Anesthesiologist Assistant may administer anesthesia under the direct
    supervision of a qualified anesthesiologist.
  • Performs initial CPR/ACLS in life threatening situations as directed by a physician or protocol until the supervising anesthesiologist arrives.
  • Initiates multi-parameter monitoring prior to anesthesia or in other acute care settings. Modalities include, but are not limited to, ASA Standard Monitor arterial and venous catheters.
  • The Anesthesia Assistant may manipulate and interpret data from central venous, pulmonary artery and intracranial catheters and other monitors devices that are indicated.
  • Administers the prescribed anesthetic with particular attention to the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic health of the patient.
  • May administer drugs commonly used in anesthetic practice by protocol or as directed by the supervising anesthesiologist.
  • Utilizes advanced treatment modalities to effect the prescribed anesthetic plan; these may include but are not limited to advanced airway interventions, including intubation of the trachea; starting and adjusting vasoactive infusions, administering vasoactive and anesthetic drugs, administering blood and any other treatment modalities prescribed by the supervising anesthesiologist.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of Anesthesia Assistant.
  • Must be licensed as an Anesthesia Assistant in the State of Missouri
  • Certified by the The National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA).
  • Experienced in anesthesia clinical practice preferred, but new graduates are welcome.
  • Must maintain certification through The National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA).