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Registered Respiratory Therapist – Full Time – Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted November 19, 2023.

Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills



What you bring to the role: 

As a member of a dynamic diagnostic system, you will provide hospital-wide patient care to adult, neonatal and pediatric patients.  Your proficiency and knowledge of therapy and the related technologies will enable you to carry out ventilation following ABG protocols and the initiation and monitoring of non-invasive ventilation.  A progressive approach of integrating the respiratory therapist into clinical care on the inpatient units makes you a valuable member of the interprofessional team. You will also be a key member of the cardiac arrest, bronchoscopy, ERCP and high-risk delivery teams.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a systematic approach to respiratory care including intubation, extubation, arterial line insertions, oxygen prescription and spirometry; rotations in the operating room will require special training and skill maintenance.  MSH is a teaching site for Fanshaw College Respiratory Therapy program.  The staff RRT will take an active role in the student education program including providing education and evaluation. 



What you bring to Oak Valley Health:

  • Completion of a recognized respiratory therapy program
  • Current registration with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario and preferred membership to the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and/or the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario
  • Experience working in the NICU and Operating room preferred
  • Preference given to applicants holding recent experience and demonstrated competency in a busy ICU, NICU including deliveries and the OR and who have demonstrated the ability to assess the patients response to care, respond appropriately, problem solve and set priorities
  • Current BCLS and ACLS; current NRP is mandatory
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to work collaboratively within an interprofessional team
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrated good attendance record and performance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with organization related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required


Work Schedule:

Successful applicants should be available to work 11.25hrs shifts, Days and Nights, weekdays, Weekends and holidays.

Please note schedule may change due to operational needs



Band L: 38.80 – 47.32


Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?



COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.


We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2023. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI.