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Anesthetist Australia

Are you an Anesthetist looking to move up in the world?

In, Locum Life, we understand how tough it is to hunt for a job as an anesthetist in Australia. Locum Life considers this and is here to assist medical professionals in finding locum doctor jobs. Here at Locum Life, we make it our mission to provide you with opportunities so you can find your ideal job without eating up too much of your time sorting through a multitude of job ads.

Our consultants will provide you with real-time job updates and information about job openings for an anesthetist in Australia. With flexible working hours and other perks, we assure you a great experience as an anesthetist doctor in your ideal work environment.

 Whether you are looking for locum work, a permanent anesthetist job or would like to pursue a career as a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) combining private and public work, we will find the perfect role to suit your preferences.

What is an Anesthetist?

Anesthesia is given to patients for pain relief before to, during, and following operation. A doctor who provides medical care to patients who need local anesthesia for straightforward to intricate surgical operations is known as an anesthetist.

How to become an Anesthetist in Australia?

Doctors with advanced training in administering anesthesia and controlling patients’ pain before, during, and after surgical procedures are known as anesthetists. They receive thorough training, which typically calls for at least five years of speciality training following their medical school residency. Anesthetists learn all there is to know about pharmacology, physiology, and critical care medicine during this training phase. They get knowledge on how to evaluate the health of patients, make sensible anesthesia arrangements, and carefully watch over patients’ vital signs during surgery. General anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and sedation are just a few of the anesthetic methods that anesthetists are skilled in. For those undergoing surgical procedures, they are essential in assuring patient safety, managing complications, and delivering the best pain management. Their knowledge and rigorous attention to detail greatly aid in producing excellent results.

Through us, Locum Life, we can help you out find the perfect anesthetist jobs in Australia.

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What’s it like to be an Anesthetist?

Anesthetists in Australia are specialized physicians responsible for administering general, regional, and local anesthesia, along with sedation to patients undergoing various surgical or diagnostic procedures. In addition to administering anesthesia, these professionals consistently monitor patients throughout and post-procedure. They may also be called upon to execute airway management techniques, resuscitation, and life support interventions in emergency or trauma scenarios. For those seeking expert anesthetic care in Australia, anesthetist services ensure safe and effective anesthesia administration, meticulous patient monitoring, and adept management of emergency situations.


  • Assessing patients before surgeries to ascertain the appropriate type of anesthesia or sedation required.
  • Conversing with patients about medical procedures and acquiring their consent before surgical interventions.
  • Getting patients ready for anesthesia and overseeing and tending to them before, during, and after surgery.
  • Providing local, regional, and general anesthetics as well as sedation using diverse techniques like inhalation and intravenous delivery.
  • Overseeing the transfer of patients to operating rooms, positioning them on operating tables, ensuring their comfort, and promptly addressing any issues that may arise.
  • Documenting information regarding the administration of anesthesia and sedation.
  • Collaborating with fellow healthcare professionals to deliver care to patients in need of intensive care or resuscitation.
  • Identifying allergic and anaphylactic reactions to anesthetics, and overseeing treatment during critical emergencies.

In the intricate world of healthcare, anesthetists play a crucial role in ensuring patients’ comfort and safety during medical procedures. In Australia, anesthetists are highly skilled medical professionals who specialize in administering anesthesia and managing patients’ perioperative care.

Key Responsibilities of Anesthetists:

Administering Anesthesia: Anesthetists are experts in choosing and administering the right type and dosage of anesthesia tailored to each patient’s needs, ensuring a pain-free and comfortable experience during surgery.

Monitoring Vital Signs: Throughout surgical procedures, anesthetists closely monitor patients’ vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, to promptly address any changes and maintain stability.

Pain Management: Beyond the operating room, anesthetists are involved in post-operative pain management, developing strategies to alleviate discomfort and support patients in their recovery.

Collaboration with Medical Teams: Anesthetists collaborate with surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to create a comprehensive plan that ensures the patient’s well-being before, during, and after surgery.

Qualifications and Training:

Becoming an anesthetist in Australia requires extensive education and training. After completing medical school, individuals pursue a specialized anesthesia training program, gaining hands-on experience in various medical settings.

Why Anesthetists are Essential:

The expertise of anesthetists is indispensable in facilitating a wide range of medical procedures, from minor surgeries to complex interventions. Their focus on patient safety and comfort makes them integral members of the healthcare team.

If you’re seeking more information about anesthetists in Australia or considering a career in anesthesia, explore reputable medical education and professional organizations for valuable insights and resources.

Why Choose Locum Life?

Choose Locum Life for a transformative healthcare career experience in Australia. Our platform, available at locumlife.com.au, stands out as the preferred choice for medical professionals seeking exceptional opportunities. With a diverse array of registrar roles across various specialties, structured training programs, and Australia-wide positions, Locum Life caters to your unique career aspirations. Embrace patient-centric care, foster your professional growth, and unlock the pathway to specialization and leadership. Our user-friendly platform ensures easy navigation, while our passionate support team is dedicated to your success from onboarding to ongoing placements. Elevate your medical journey with Locum Life – where every opportunity is crafted to shape a fulfilling and rewarding healthcare career.

Ready to embark on a fulfilling journey in the world of medical locum tenens? Visit Locum Life to explore exciting opportunities tailored to your career needs. Whether you’re a healthcare professional seeking locum positions or a facility in need of dedicated professionals, LocumLife is your trusted partner. For inquiries, contact us at 02 9055 6856 or email info@LocumLife.com.au. Your next rewarding locum experience awaits – seize it with LocumLife!

Meet our Anesthetics Recruitment Team

Marios, Manager of the Anesthetics Division at Locum Life.

Marios, Manager of the Anesthetics Division at Locum Life.

Manager of the Anesthetics division, been in the recruitment industry 5+ years. He is passionate about developing genuine long-term working relationships and always looking to add value to both candidates and clients. His clients and customers are at the forefront of what he does, helping Hospitals covering their roster with the best doctors in the market and providing doctors with their dream role according to their personal and professional requirements.

E: marios@locumlife.com.au

T:  02 9055 6954

Karen, Recruitment Consultant in the Anesthetics Division

Karen, Recruitment Consultant in the Anesthetics Division

Karen is the Compliance Officer of the Anesthetics and ICU Department and loves helping and assisting doctors. She is driven, passionate, and motivated. She has spent the majority of her career in the Customer Service industry,  gaining experiences in areas such as Customer Service and Executive and Admin Assistance. When she isn’t assisting doctors on their locum journey,  Karen enjoys reading and spending time with her kids.

E: karen@locumlife.com.au

T: 02 9056 8288

Anesthetist Sydney

What does starting with Locum Life look like?

  • You will be allocated a dedicated, experienced recruitment consultant within your field to discuss your ideal Locum preferences including your availability, location, pay rate and duration.

  • Registration is easy. All we need to get you started is your CV, references and core docs (Police clearance, working with children check, immunizations etc). Don’t have them yet? Don’t worry – we can apply for them on your behalf online. 

  • Your recruitment consultant will proactively source and present you Locum options to chose from. Once we have found you the one you like, we will put you forward to the health site and apply as anesthetist on your behalf, including completing all of the required mandatory credentialing paperwork.

  • Once we have secured and confirmed your Locum booking, we will organise everything needed to get you started, including travel, accommodation, pay and your arrival information.

  • All that’s left for you to do is what you do best – saving lives and living your best Locum Life. 


Working with an agency to secure work is so much easier than applying for positions via department websites. I found Locum Life to be extremely organised which made me feel well informed and comfortable throughout the process. I could not recommend Isabel highly enough.

Dr Grace

I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend your organisation to anyone needing your service. Keep up the great work with your team.

Dr Simon

The admiration and respect I have for this team’s professionalism, drive and motivation to find roles suited for everyone are indescribable.  They have, on multiple occasions work tirelessly to find me a job, usually at short notice leaving me with little or no stress to deal with and have always kept in contact to make sure the roles go well.

Dr Bradley

Frequently Asked Questions

What duration of placement is available?

Any duration between one day to six months. This depends on the hospital’s vacancies.

Is my travel and accommodation taken care of with my placement?

Yes, your consultant will identify travel arrangements where necessary.

Are you able to find me permanent work?

That is a possibility and we can prepare you for the interview process.

Will you be able to find me work within my preferences? (Location and availability)

Yes, your dedicated consultant will record your availability and preferences to find opportunities that suit your needs.

How quickly can I begin working?

The benefit of Locum Life is having a dedicated consultant who is experienced on your speciality. They can collect the required paperwork from you quickly and have established relationships with the hospitals to get your application reviewed quickly. You can begin working as quickly as you’d like, you just need to provide the paperwork required.

Looking for shift options?

We’ll find the right locum jobs for you, help you with the paperwork and support you during your locum placements.