Anesthesia Assistant


The Hospital for Sick Children

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.




Don’t miss a great opportunity to join our award-wining organization. SickKids has been voted one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 7th year in a row. We’ve been recognized as a top employer for young people, a top family friendly employer, and a top employer in the GTA. Newsweek Magazine also ranked SickKids as the top paediatric health-care centre in the world for 2022!

We are looking for a qualified Anesthesia Assistant to join our team!

As an Anesthesia Assistant you will participate in the care of paediatric patients undergoing general, regional or local anesthetic or procedural sedation under the direct supervision and/or immediate availability of the Anesthesiologist. Within a collaborative practice agreement, you will assist the Anesthesiologist in the delivery of anesthesia or procedural sedation to the paediatric patient during the pre-, intra-, and immediate postoperative periods of care.

As an Anesthesia Assistant, you are authorized to practice within your respective scope of practice as a regulated health professional (RN or RT) and may perform duties beyond your scope of practice under the authorizing mechanism of medical directives. You provide exceptional clinical and technical assistance to the Anesthesiologist in order to optimize efficient and safe care of pediatric patients in the OR, Sedation Unit and satellite anesthesia areas such as Diagnostic Imaging and Hematology/Oncology procedure room. You will also be instrumental in the provision of moderate to deep sedation for procedures throughout the hospital.

Here’s What You’ll Love:

Enhancing children’s health and changing the lives of children and their families every day
A focus on employee wellness with our new Staff Health and Well-being Strategy. Self-care helps us support others
A hospital that welcomes and focuses on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
The opportunity to make an impact. Regardless of your role or professional interest, you’ll be making a difference at SickKids and contributing to our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.
A culture of safety for both the patient and staff
Being a part of the expert interprofessional care team driving hospital wide changes and beyond
Comprehensive health & dental benefits and a defined-benefit pension plan
An academic and learning environment, awards and bursaries, mentoring programs, and a focus on continuous improvement.

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

Engage in critical thinking to assess patient’s health status and identify issues in a timely manner to optimize care delivery.

Actively participate within the interdisciplinary health care team as a reflective practitioner.

Utilize evidence-based practice as a base in the promotion of professional accountability.

Provide safe, competent and ethical anesthesia care

Maintain clinical competence and knowledge base through continued education and lifelong learning.


Here's What You'll Need:

Completion of an accredited Anaesthesia Assistant Basic and Advanced Education program including hands on practicum in an affiliated Health Care Center.

Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences.

Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario or College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario.

Minimum of 5 years of pediatric critical care experience or equivalent.

Previous experience in a peri-operative environment an asset.

Employment Type: Full-Time (2 positions available) Monday-Friday, day shifts only

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555 University Avenue

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The Hospital for Sick Childrenwebsite

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