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Respiratory Technician Assistant

Competition #:820253

Job Title:Respiratory Technician Assistant

Department:Respiratory Therapy

Job Category:Other

New Work Type:Casual Temporary

Positions Available:2

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:12/03/18

Closing date:21/03/18

Salary Range:$22.68 - $27.08 per hour

Length of Temporary Assignment:12 months

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):0.000001


  • Stocks and replaces cylinders on patient wards, critical care areas and the operating rooms
  • Cleans, processes, assembles and tests reusable respiratory equipment 
  • Organizes a system of inventory control to maintain adequate quantities of required supplies
  • Performs minor repairs of respiratory related equipment
  • Prepares and tests anaesthetic gas machines and anaesthesia related equipment
  • Handles storage of medical and specialty gases
  • Prepares and tests critical care ventilators
  • Assists with related departmental projects and initiatives
  • Ensures safety standards and regulations are maintained


  • Current enrolment in a Respiratory Therapy  Program and/or related experience in Respiratory Therapy would be an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand basic medical terminology, concepts of sterility and aseptic technique
  • Ability to understand and problem solve issues related to respiratory equipment and their safe usage
  • Experience with respiratory equipment, mechanical ventilators, medical and specialty gases (This position also involves exposure to various gases and soiled equipment)
  • Demonstrated excellent customer-focused approach to patients and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member
  • Must be physically able to perform duties requiring heavy exertion (lifting, pushing and pulling)
  • Previous related experience an asset
  • Heart Saver Certification is an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of St. Michael's Hospital
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance record