Registered Respiratory Therapist

Hospital Toronto University Health Network
Registered Respiratory Therapist - Toronto, Ontario
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Site:  Toronto General Hospital                                                           
Department: Allied Health, Respiratory Therapy
Reports to: MANAGER
Salary:  $36.01 - $45.02 per hour
Status: Casual

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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.             


Respiratory Therapists provide respiratory therapy service 24/7 to patients in the Intensive Care Units, Emergency Department, Operating Rooms, Post Anesthetic Care Rooms, Wards and in other specialty areas such as the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit.
Respiratory Therapy Services for Programs include: assisting with airway management; responding to all cardiac and respiratory arrest, trauma; attending intra and inter-hospital transports of critically ill patients; administer specialty aerosolized and MDI medications; acting as a resource for the nurses, residents and allied health personnel in Respiratory/Airway related care; participating in teaching patients the use of Respiratory Therapy equipment for both hospital and home care use; performing diagnostic tests such as bedside spirometry, oxygen saturations, blood gas analysis, administering oxygen and other medical gas therapy; assist with bronchoscopies managing all ventilated patients according to departmental ventilation protocols; being an integral member of the healthcare team. 

  • Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program
  • Previous experience as a Respiratory Therapist in Adult Critical Care preferred
  • Registration with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
  • Registered with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
  • Certified Hyperbaric Medical Technologist (CHT) preferred
  • Ability to work in a Hyperbaric environment required and Hyperbaric Medicine experience preferred
  • Ability to perform without direct supervision
  • Effective communication skills
  • Commitment to personal and professional development


POSTED DATE:   October 29, 2020         CLOSING DATE:      until filled                  

 For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position.  Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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