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Anesthesia Assistant - Operating Room Respiratory Therapy - Regular Full-time  (212395)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 9/1/2021 10:22:39 AM

We currently have a Regular Full-time opportunity for a Anesthia Assistant on the Operating Room Respiratory Therapy department at Bayview and Holland campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days, Evenings, Nights; 8hrs; As per schedule

Weekends: Days, Evenings, Nights; 8hrs; As per schedule

On-Call Required. Statutory Holidays Required.

Summary of Duties

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Regular Full-Time Anesthesia Assistant in our Operating Room & Related Services department in Toronto, ON. The Anesthesia Assistant (AA) is a specially trained healthcare professional, who functions as an assistant and clinical extender to the Anesthesiologist.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in the anesthetic care of surgical patients undergoing general, regional, and local anesthesia.
  • Under the direction and supervision of the responsible Anesthesiologist, perform assessments, monitor, and initiate interventions required to maintain anesthesia, hemodynamic stability and hemostasis
  • Provide Anesthesia Assistant support to all Operating Room and related services all campuses where anesthesia may be involved (Bayview, Holland Centre, St. John’s Rehab) including PACU, Block Room, Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology, Labour and Delivery Unit, etc.
  • Perform clinical and technical duties in accordance to professional standards, hospital policies, medical directives and physician orders

Qualifications/Skills

  • Graduate from an Ontario-accredited Anesthesia Assistant educational program
  • Member in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) and/or College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistant (CCAA) credentials or currently in progress of obtaining CCAA Certificate.
  • Previous experience as an AA is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of critical care experience in the last 5 years, operating room experience preferred
  • Current certification in ACLS, arterial line insertion, IV insertion, hemodynamic monitoring and intubation.
  • Experience with blood recovery and sequestration systems
  • Experience with advanced airway management, including fiberoptic intubations and other difficult airway adjuncts
  • Capable of teaching and mentoring students/new hires in the OR setting/satellite areas.
  • Excellent clinical and technical abilities
  • Demonstrate a high level of maturity, independence, and self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to function effectively in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 212395 to:

Human Resources

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for the Position" at the bottom of this page.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.