Anesthesiologist Attributes

Medical Colleague

Clinical Competency
The anesthesiologist formulates a pre-operative plan, performs pre-operative assessments and technical procedures appropriately. The anesthesiologist uses monitoring devices appropriately and demonstrates vigilance intra-operatively. The anesthesiologist provides post-operative care. The anesthesiologist selects interventions, seeks help and responds appropriately.
Communication and Ethical Conduct
The anesthesiologist respects the rights of patients, exhibits professional and ethical behaviour toward physician colleagues, assumes responsibility for his/her own professional actions, recognizes his/her own clinical limitations and manages stress. The anesthesiologist collaborates with medical colleagues and communicates effectively with the surgical team intra-operatively and other health care professionals. The anesthesiologist demonstrates punctuality and manages operating room resources efficiently.
Professional Responsibility
The anesthesiologist keeps quality medical records, handles transfer of care and consultation requests, and maintains confidentiality of patients and their families.
Professional Development
The anesthesiologist contributes to quality improvement programs, is involved with professional development, facilitates the learning of others and critically appraises sources of medical information.
Patient Interaction
The anesthesiologist communicates effectively with patients and their families.


Collegiality and Communication
The anesthesiologist communicates and collaborates with co-workers in an effective and courteous manner. The anesthesiologist participates in the health care team and shows respect for co-workers’ knowledge and skills. The anesthesiologist behaves appropriately in stressful situations.
Professional Responsibility
The anesthesiologist accepts responsibility for his/her patient care and professional actions, and is available to patients during anesthesia. The anesthesiologist is concerned about co-worker safety and facilitates the learning of colleagues and co-workers. Patient confidentiality is maintained.
Patient Interaction
The anesthesiologist communicates effectively with patients and their families in a non-judgemental, courteous manner that conveys respect and compassion.
Written Communication
The anesthesiologist provides clear written communication, including hospital orders and records.


Patient Interaction
The anesthesiologist shows interest, respect and consideration. The anesthesiologist asks and answers patient health questions.
Patient Satisfaction
The patient was satisfied with his/her care and would choose to have the same anesthetic and anesthesiologist for a future operation.
Patient Communication
The anesthesiologist spoke to the patient about anesthetic options and involved the patient in the decision making process. The anesthesiologist provided appropriate follow up information.