Career Opportunities

Ref #:886431

Specific Department and Program:Cardiorespiratory

Location:All Locations

Number of positions required:4

Posted Date:Nov 1, 2021

Posting #: 2021-886431

Non Union

Position: Respiratory Therapy Assistant (RTA)

Department: CardioRespiratory Services

Status: Temporary Part-time (4 positions at 0.2 FTE) to approx. March 31, 2022

Hours:  Monday-Sunday 0630-1430. Subject to change based on operational requirements

Site: Oakville and Milton

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative center of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.

This is what you will be doing: 

  • Performing daily preparation of mechanical ventilators, monitors and all respiratory-related equipment (primarily used for critically ill patients) to ensure all equipment, e.g., ventilators, monitors, etc., is operating properly and in accordance with manufacturer, C.S.A. and departmental standards
    • Prepares and checks AGM in main OR, ambulatory OR, and satellite areas
    • Troubleshoots AGM and monitoring technical challenges
    • Collects malfunctioning respiratory therapy equipment
    • Examines equipment for damage/defects and takes action as required
    • Ensures supplies (respiratory therapy and medical gases) are sufficiently stocked
    • Syringe pump charging
  • Performing materials and equipment management and coordination responsibilities
  • Prepare intubation tray supplies
  • Prepare and restock bronchoscopy towers and difficult airway carts throughout hospital
  • Maintain inventory of supplies
  • Performs general preparation of all respiratory related equipment, within scope of practice;
  • Performs standard checkout procedures on all critical care ventilators between uses, following C.S.A. established protocol, manufacturer, infection control and department specifications to ensure ventilators are operating appropriately
  • Identifies problems/malfunctions in equipment and refers major electrical/microprocessors problems to the Biomedical Engineers or Service Technician, as required;
  • Assists with medical gas shutdowns, as required;
  • Prepares detailed technical description/report for/on equipment repairs.
  • Assists with Stockpile Ventilator inventory preventative maintenance by coordinating technical service representative appointments and maintaining records, as required by the Ministry of Health
  • Performs any required quality control tests to ensure safe operation of equipment
  • Works with MDR to educate on new equipment processing
  • Communicates safety issues and procedures to hospital staff in a timely fashion
  • Communicates changing work priorities to staff in a timely fashion

This is what you will need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion, which guide our individual behaviors and attitudes.

  • Currently enrolled in a recognized Respiratory Therapy Program
  • Student Member of the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario
  • Experience working effectively in a busy clinical environment preferred
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent leadership and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to establish positive and supportive relationships
  • Ability to work effectively as a collaborative member of the critical care team
  • Able to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Satisfactory attendance and employment record required


Date Posted:  October 15, 2021

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you.  Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume. 

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns