Registered Respiratory Therapist – Asthma/COPD


Halton Healthcare


Posting # 2024-926542

Non Union

Position: Registered Respiratory Therapist - Asthma/COPD

Department: Cardiorespiratory Services

Status: Temporary Part-time for approx. 18 months (must provide availability of up to 0.6 FTE) (must be available to work up to 6 shifts in a 2-week period)

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday; 0800-1600; Availability also required for night and weekend critical care (12 hour) coverage as needed to meet program needs.

Site: Georgetown

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers. We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

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.

This is what you'll be doing:

Provides asthma (adult and pediatric), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) self management education, counseling and management support to adults with COPD, adult and pediatric patients with asthma, families and health professionals. Works with individuals and groups in an outpatient setting.

Operate, monitor and maintain life support equipment such as invasive and non-invasive ventilators and anaesthetic gas machines. Perform outpatient and in patient diagnostic testing including spirometry and arterial blood gases. Initiate, monitor and discontinue oxygen therapy as needed. Respond to cardiac arrest codes and high risk births for airway maintenance and resuscitation. Perform intubation as ordered by the physician. Teach patients and staff throughout the hospital as required. Participate in departmental quality assurance activity. Comply with occupational health and safety requirements. Assist with departmental policy and procedure development and review.


This is what you'll 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 behaviours and attitudes.

Current registration with College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
Certified Asthma Educator and/or Certified COPD Educator and/or Certified Respiratory Educator
BCLS required
Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRP) required
ACLS preferred
Demonstrated application of adult education principles
Recent experience in respiratory education (individual and group preferred)
Experience working effectively in a busy clinical environment
Computer literacy (Microsoft Office)
Excellent leadership and problem solving skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Able to establish positive and supportive relationships with patients, families and other health professionals
Able to meet the physical demands of the position
Satisfactory attendance and employment record required
Date Posted: February 13, 2024

Internal Applications due by: February 20, 2024

Please apply 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. 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 Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination and Management Policy. All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

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.

All Halton Healthcare staff, professional staff and volunteers are encouraged to be vigilant about identifying and reporting safety incidents in their everyday practice. They also have a role in analysis, recommendations and follow through to implementation.



Christine Vallance


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