Anesthesia Assistant, Operating Room


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Our mission is to care for our patients and their families when it matters most.Our vision is to invent the future of health care.Our values are: excellence, collaboration, accountability, respect and engagement.From our beginnings as a hospital for Canadian veterans, Sunnybrook has flourished into a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, evolving to meet the needs of our growing community. Today, with 1.3 million patient visits each year, Sunnybrook has established itself across three campuses and is home to Canada's largest trauma centre. Sunnybrook's groundbreaking research changes the way patients are treated around the world. Our over 200 scientists and clinician-scientists conduct more than $100 million of breakthrough research each year. Tomorrow, we will discover ways to treat the untreatable.


Toronto, Ontario


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


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

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Weekdays and Weekends; Days, Evenings and Nights. 8 hour shifts, as per schedule



Emma Colson

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Emma Colson


Talent Management Specialist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


2075 Bayview Avenue


(416) 480-6100 ext. 87011


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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centrewebsite

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