Posted time 9th October 2023 Location Bloemfontein Job type Part-time
  • Experience: 3 years Anaesthetic experience in theatre
  • Salary: Up to R600 per hour
Locum Anaesthetist (Theatre)


We are currently looking for a Locum Anaesthetists to perform work on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) for 8 weeks based in Bloemfontein

Duties & Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for providing anaesthesia to patients for operations and procedures. 
  • Anaesthetists form the largest specialty group of doctors in NHS hospitals. They are doctors who have chosen after qualifying to undertake postgraduate specialist training of at least seven years in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain management.
  • Most consultant anaesthetists have developed subspecialist interests in a particular area of surgical practice, or in pain management or critical care. In the Trust there are also a number of anaesthetists in training who are supervised by consultants.
  • Your duties involves meeting with the patient and surgical team in order to plan what sort of anaesthetic is most appropriate. This may happen on the day of surgery for straightforward operations, or in an anaesthetic pre-assessment clinic for more complex surgery. Routine checks and preparations are then made for the specific patients on that day’s operating list.
  • In theatre, you will administer the anaesthetic tailored to the individual patient and remains with them throughout the operation, monitoring and treating as necessary the effects of the anaesthetic and the surgery. This may involve simple monitoring of the heart, blood pressure and oxygen levels, right through to provision of advanced organ support in complex cases.
  • plan and implement the pain relief strategy to ensure that patients are comfortable immediately following the operation.
  • After the operation or procedure the anaesthetist remains responsible for the patient in the recovery area until the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off enough for the patient to return to their ward. Where complex types of pain relief are used on the ward the anaesthetists in the pain service may continue to review and care for such patients until the need for pain relief is over.

Desired Experience & Qualification

• A minimum of a Medical Officer or Medical Doctor with Diploma in Anaesthesia or Anaesthetisiology specialisation.

• Valid Registration with HPCSA

• Over 1 year of Anastehtsia experience in a National or Private hospital.

• Good communication skills. • Team-player • Flexible to work in insecure context.

Package & Remuneration

R450 to R980 per hour negotiable

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