Who we are:
Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is one of Ontario’s leading community hospitals. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).
Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?
Who you are:
You are an innovative and patient centered individual who provides excellence within their profession
You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and customer service skills
You have vision, flexibility, transparency, honesty and practicality
You are organized, accurate, able to multi-task, and meet deadlines
You support the patient experience, your colleagues and others cultural and spiritual beliefs
You encompass MSH’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
What we need:
This role is an expanded role of a Registered Respiratory Therapist and requires completion of an accredited Anesthesia Assistant program. Your goal in this position is to provide clinical and technical support and respiratory therapy to patients in perioperative areas, Labour and Delivery, MRI, Outpatient Procedure Suites and other related areas where anesthesia may be involved, under the direct supervision of an Anesthesiologist. You will provide quality services in accordance with professional standards, hospital policies, and operate under medical directives or direct physician orders. This position will be team based, working collaboratively to meet the needs of patients.
On a practical level, you will:
Prepare and monitor the surgical patient under supervision of the Anesthesiologist,
Assist with the set up and administration of ventilation
Provide assistance with the 3 stages of Anesthesia, Induction, Maintenance and Emergence Periods
Proficiency in airway management and manual ventilation with and without an established advanced airway
Demonstrate proficiency in intravenous and arterial line insertion and is responsible for establishing and maintaining IV/arterial access and administration of anesthesia care related medications
Provide respiratory therapy services for patients in PACU (i.e., Ventilator and Airway Management, Hi-flow oxygen therapy, specialty inhalation therapy)
Participate in the transfer and transportation of ventilated and monitored patients
Provide education of respiratory therapy to students and Level 3P paramedics
Participate in other technical support as directed by the Anesthesiologist
Successful applicants should be available to work days, evenings, and weekends 7.5 hours, Monday through Sunday and holidays. Please note schedule may change due to operational needs
What you bring to MSH:
Registered Respiratory Therapist registered in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) (Membership with Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario an asset)
Successful completion of an Advanced Anesthesia Assistant Certificate Program required
Current BCLS, ACLS, NRP certification (PALS an asset)
Minimum 2 years’ experience in an Anesthesia Assistant role
2 years of Critical Care or Operating Room experience
Minimum of 3 - 5 years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
Knowledge of CRTO standards of practice and a clear understanding of the application of the RHPA legislation
Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation takes pride in creating an inclusive and diverse workforce which represents the community we serve. We are dedicated to ensuring you feel respected and welcomed whether you are a patient, caregiver, visitor, community member, volunteer or employee. Our commitment to create an ‘honoured to care’ culture is an expression of our humble and compassionate attitude. Markham Stouffville Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.