Occupation Profile – Anaesthetist – (ANZSCO 253211) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleANAESTHETIST
ANZSCO Code253211
Occupations in this Group253211 Anaesthetist
DescriptionProvides direct medical care to patients requiring general or local anaesthesia for surgical, diagnostic and other procedures such as prevention of pain and maintenance of body function. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationsIntensive Care Anaesthetist
Obstetric Anaesthetist
Pain Management Specialist
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-performing pre-operative examinations of patients to determine appropriate anaesthetic and sedation in concurrence with Specialist Physicians and Surgeons
-discussing the anaesthetic process with patients and obtaining their informed consent prior to surgery
-administering local, regional and general anaesthetics using a variety of methods such as inhalational and intravenous administration
-supervising the transfer of patients to operating theatres, positioning on operating tables, keeping patients warm, and responding quickly and accurately if any problems arise
-monitoring patients throughout surgical procedures and in immediate post-operative procedures
-recording details of anaesthetic and sedation administered, and the condition of patients before, during and after anaesthesia
-liaising with other health care workers to provide diagnosis and treatment for patients with chronic pain, and to diagnose and treat patients requiring intensive care or resuscitation
-may instruct medical, nursing, student and ancillary staff on the signs, symptoms and diagnosis of allergic and anaphylactic reactions to anaesthetic agents, and supervision and treatment of life threatening emergencies
Skills Assessment AuthorityMedical Board of Australia
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsProficient English (e.g. IELTS: at least 7 in each skill)