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Charge Respiratory Therapist - Toronto, Ontario


Position: CHARGE RESPIRATORY THERAPIST                                     
Department:  ALLIED HEALTH
Job Grade: D008
Salary:  $38.42 - $48.03
Hours: 37.5 hours per week  Variable 8 & 12 hour shifts  days/nights/weekends
Status:  Permanent full-time


Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. 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, Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care and Outpatient Clinics.

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 delivering respiratory care where required throughout TWH and Toronto Rehab.


As an integral member of the Respiratory Therapy/ Allied Health team; the CHARGE Respiratory Therapist,  responsibilities include: supervising, organizing, assigning and distributing workload among assigned staff to ensure the department operates in a manner that is efficient and effective; coaching and mentoring assigned staff to foster a positive atmosphere that supports team building, collaboration and shared learning; performing administrative responsibilities to facilitate improving processes/procedures; participating in professional development, teaching/educational activities, safety and quality improvement initiatives to ensure excellence in the provision of services; managing and maintaining equipment; overseeing equipment and supply purchases; communicating and disseminating relevant information to team members and management personnel, in a timely and consistent manner between multiple sites; observing, understanding and ensuring compliance with Hospital and departmental policies and procedures; adhering to Hospital and departmental mission and value statements while maintaining patient confidentiality; performing cross-functional responsibilities as assigned, or requested; performing other duties related to the job classification, as required.


  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in a health discipline required, Master's preferred 
  • Completion of an Advanced Diploma from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program
  • Membership CRTO
  • At minimum, over 4 years of practical and related experience
  • Experience in maintaining high quality practice in the clinical environment
  • Leadership/project management experience preferred
  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work
  • Exercise initiative and good judgement with ability to multi-task
  • Compliance with confidentiality requirements
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of UHN and/or departmental policies
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diverse individuals / teams


RE-POSTED DATE: JULY 2, 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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