Respiratory Therapist


Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is a state-of-the-art regional hospital with a proud local history extending back over a century. With a capacity of 494 beds, our regional hospital has one of the busiest Emergency Department in Ontario and offers an extensive range of services, including specialized programs in renal, stroke, cardiac, cancer care, and vascular surgery.We wouldn't be the hospital we are today without the people and nothing is more important to us then our team of dedicated employees. At PRHC, we pride ourselves on creating and maintaining an environment where people are valued, recognized, and treated with respect.We believe that the best way to support our patients is through our people. We do this by providing our employees with competitive and comprehensive benefit plans, a pension program with matching employer contribution, professional development opportunities, employee and family assistance program, health and wellness programs (gym and yoga memberships, annual wellness fair, travel discounts) and a learning fund for educational development. Exploring new positions, programs, or development initiatives is encouraged as it contributes to your personal and professional growth. PRHC supports and encourages you to pursue whatever path you choose.




The role of the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is to provide airway management, mechanical ventilation (invasive and non-invasive) bronchodilator and inhaled medication therapy, oxygen and medical gas therapy, therapeutic intervention and education and pulmonary diagnostics to adult, paediatric and neonatal patients within the established standards of practice of professional practice. RRT’s are self-regulated members of the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) and as such are required to meet yearly continuing competency requirements.


Respiratory Therapy Diploma from an accredited program.

Professional registration in good standing with the CRTO.

Current BCLS and NRP

ACLS preferred


Ability to assess, evaluate and communicate appropriate Respiratory Therapy Care Plans

Ability to conduct respiratory tests and treatments

Ability to keep accurate records and patient charts

Ability to assess patient response to care and to respond appropriately

Ability to deal with conflict situations

Ability to collaborate with others as a member of the multi-disciplinary team

Ability to provide good customer service

Experience with critical care and emergency situations.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and use good judgement.

Good organizational skills.

Computer literate with hospital systems

Demonstrated willingness to continually upgrade skills and be active in the continual development of Respiratory Services.

Demonstrated ability to maintain a good attendance record.

Knowledge of anaesthesia equipment an asset

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