Medical Intensivist


Minimum - MD (Anaesthetics)

Minimum 6 monthsinternship required

The tasks an Anaesthetist is expected to perform include:

Administering anaesthetics to patient undergoing surgical operation according to the nature of the operation

Examining patient to determine his/her capacity to withstand shock of operation and anaesthesia

Selecting local or general type of anaesthetic to be administered, such as ether, chloroform or cocaine according to nature of operation

Checking apparatus for operational efficiency and administering selected anaesthetic to the patient

Informing surgeon of patient?s readiness for operation

Checking pulse and watching respiration and eyeballs of patient while under anaesthesia and surgery to check his/her general condition

Examining and treating patient for ill effects and weakness after operation

Providing for blood and fluid transfusion during operation and oxygen therapy, if necessary

Knowledge of airway management

Knowledge of anatomical capabilities of veins and arteries, nerves and plexus blocks

Skilled in using the anaesthesia equipment

Not applicable



Attention to detail

Good interpersonal skills



Good communication skills

It is a desk job

Need to handle a team of nurses and other medical staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR20,000 toINR30,000 per month

For candidates with experience -INR50,000 toINR1,00,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Healthcare Sector in India

Healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment. The Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020, on the back of increased population growth in India's low income communities. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7 per cent over 2012-18. Rising incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services

The career of an Anaesthetist has great future prospects in India because the facts and figures given above assure a steady growth of this sector



Nursing homes

Cities and towns across India