Senior Respiratory Therapist

Hospital Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Organizational Department
Sinai Health -> Mount Sinai Hospital -> Allied Health, Respiratory Therapy
Employee Group
Non Union
Mount Sinai Hospital Campus - Toronto, ON M5G 1X5 CA (Primary)
Travel Requirement
No travel required
Hours (subject to change)
37.5 hours per week; due to the nature of the position applicants must be flexible to work additional/varied hours as required
Salary Scale
To Be Determined
Job Description

In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health– and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients. Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada’s leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.

A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.

To support us on our journey, Sinai Health is looking for a Senior Registered Respiratory Therapist to support our Respiratory Therapy department at our Mount Sinai Hospital Campus.

Experience the best in Respiratory Therapy!

If you have excellent clinical skills and want to grow clinically and professionally, this is the department for you! You will work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room, Emergency Department and Medical Surgical Wards.

In the ICU, Respiratory Therapy is responsible for difficult airway management, mechanical ventilation (non-invasive, conventional, high frequency oscillation, using lung protective strategies), nitric oxide/specialty gas therapies, patient transport, open bedside tracheostomy assistance, bronchoscopy assistance, radial arterial line insertion, hemodynamic monitoring, resuscitation, and intubation/extubation. In the OR, Room Respiratory Therapy team is responsible for assisting the Anesthesiologists. This comprehensive role includes all hemodynamic monitoring, checking and administering blood/blood products, peripheral line insertion (arterial and venous), intubations/extubations, topicalizing upper airway, difficult airways, post-operative ventilation, and teaching.

In the Emergency Department, Respiratory Therapy responsibilities include, airway management and ventilation, patient transport and assistance with procedural sedation.

On the Medical/Surgical wards, Registered Respiratory Therapists carry a Critical Care Response Team pager and are an integral member of the rapid response team. Other Respiratory Therapy responsibilities include non-invasive ventilation in our Surgical Step-Down Unit and Cardiac Care Unit, blood gases, arterial line insertion and monitoring as well as patient education, spirometry and home oxygen assessment. You will have a role in Respiratory Therapy student education, physician teaching and research.

In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Therapy is responsible for airway management, intubation/extubation, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation (conventional, high frequency oscillation, jet ventilation, and non-invasive), nitric oxide delivery, surfactant instillation, arterial punctures, arterial line insertion, resuscitation, patient transport, research and resident teaching. Core Neonatal Unit Registered Respiratory Therapists are also assigned to the Case room 24 hours per day and work with Neonatology, Anaesthesia and Nursing to provide care to the newborn and mother.

Job Requirements
  • Current certificate of registration, in good standing, from The College of Respiratory Therapist of Ontario (CRTO)
  • Successful completion of the CBRC exam
  • Graduate from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a level 3 NICU preferred
  • Current certification in NRP
  • Knowledge and Experience with current practices in neonatal respiratory care including
    • Non-invasive and invasive lung protective strategies
    • Nitric oxide therapy
    • Experience with high frequency oscillation/jet ventilation
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience in protocol driven and RT led research
  • Member of professional associations (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and clinical skills
  • Demonstrated excellent work performance and attendance history
Open Date
Posting Deadline

All applications must be submitted  by no later than 4:00 p.m. of the posting deadline date.

Sinai Health is committed to fostering a culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers. As such, all employees will follow safe work practices and comply with the roles and responsibilities that are outlined with respect to health and safety policies, procedures and training. In accordance with Sinai Health policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. 

Sinai Health is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at any Sinai Health site.   We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by Sinai Health’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call the Accommodation Phone Line at 416-586-4800 ext. 7050 or email

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