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RRT-Respiratory Therapist

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 15, 2022.

RRT-Respiratory Therapist
Job Number: 99218
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Organization: MDU-MUMC
Status: Casual Job Part-time
Hours per week: 0.01
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: OPSEU Local 273
Minimum Salary: 32.9400 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 45.4900
Post Date: Sep 2, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Oct 4, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary The adult Medical Diagnostic Units at Hamilton Health Sciences include the MDUs at Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, McMaster University Medical Centre and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. These are all administered in the Diagnostic Services program with a unified management structure. Specially trained physicians, technicians and technologists provide a range of both In-Patient and Out-Patient diagnostic testing that focuses on Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Neurological issues. The specific diagnostic tests available are: Electrocardiography (ECG), Holter Monitoring, Stress Exercise Testing, Echocardiography (Echo), Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT). Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (MG), Evoked Potentials (EVP) and Peripheral Vascular Testing.

Position Summary

The Respiratory Therapist will work in a fast paced interdisciplinary pulmonary and exercise lab. Specific responsibilities include spirometry, lung volumes, lung diffusion, blood gas analysis, capillary puncture, methacholine challenge, and cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing.

Schedule Work Hours Monday to Friday; days


1. Graduate of an accredited program in Respiratory Therapy
2. Current General Registration, in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)
3. Valid Basic Life Support Certification
4. Experience in an out-patient clinic or environment an asset
5. Demonstrated expertise with pulmonary function testing equipment
6. Demonstrated ability to work within an interdisciplinary team
7. Demonstrated patient teaching skills
8. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills
9. Demonstrated ability to set and adjust priorities and organize work in response to department needs
10. Ability to liaise with various hospital departments effectively and collaboratively
11. Demonstrated commitment to Hamilton Health Sciences’ mission, vision, and values.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.


Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement