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Mackenzie Health
10 Trench Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario (Canada)

Phone: 905-883-1212
Web: www.mackenziehealth.ca

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Anesthesia Assistant - Permanent Part Time

Job ID: 55742
Job Views: 599
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Job Category: Allied Profession
Employment Type: Part time
Posted: 10-06-2017

Job Description

STATUS: Permanent Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Operating Room
REPORTS TO: Operating Room
HOURS: Weekends; 7.5 Hour Shifts


A Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) who has completed an accredited Anesthesia Assistant advanced program (AA) will provide anesthesia care and respiratory therapy to patients as directed by the Anesthesia Service at Mackenzie Health. This position will also provide technical and clinical support to Anesthesiologists and the Anesthesia Care Team in the Operating Rooms, Post Anesthetic Care Rooms and in other specialty areas of the hospital were anesthesia is practiced. 


  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program required.
  • Registered with College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario required.
  • Enrolment or completion of an accredited Anesthesia Assistant (basic) program or equivalent education/work experience required.
  •  Certified in Basic & Advanced Cardiac Life Support, NRP required.
  •  Certified in PALS an asset.
  • Minimum two years’ experience as a RegisteredRespiratory Therapist (RRT).
  • Membership with the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario an asset.
  • Membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists an asset.
  • Proficiency in airway management and manual ventilation with and without an established advanced airway (ETT and or LMA/hypo-pharyngeal airway).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in intravenous line insertion and is responsible for establishing and maintaining IV access and administration of anesthesia care related medications.
  • Knowledge of CRTO standards of practice and a clear understanding of the application of the RHPA legislation.
  • Ability to work independently, self-directed and can effectively lead clinical inter-professional teams
  • Highly developed conflict resolution skills.
  • Well-developed ability to organize daily departmental activities and priorities.
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional development and learning.
  • Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal, communication, coaching, mentoring and team building. Skills that facilitate positive interactions among all members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrates understanding of continuous improvement principles and tools.
  • Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving, critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates a strong patient and customer focused philosophy in all interactions.
  • Possess the ability to introduce and effectively facilitate change.
  • Communicates effectively using timely, appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal means.
  • Utilizes effective listening skills to maximize understanding of issues.
  • Proven ability to work within a computerized environment.
  • Proven attendance record.
  • Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others.
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
  • Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
  • Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.

Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

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