Anaesthesia Assistant at LHSC

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102242
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jun 28, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Who We Are


London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music.  As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC delivers world-class care and experiences, built on our commitment to excellence in research, innovation, and learning. In partnership with our communities, we design and advance healthcare to support he wellness of the populations we serve. LHSC delivers both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC is known for its great people and great care, with a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while partnering with communities to transform health, one life at a time. 

Posting Period


Open:       June 28, 2024

Deadline:  July 31, 2024

This position is covered by a collective agreement.  

Department Name


Anaesthesia Assistant

The Sr Reg Respiratory Therapist (Anesthesia Assistant - AA) is a specialty certified RRT who will provide assistance to Anesthesiologists as part of the Anesthesia Care Team (ACT). The AA is responsible to assist the Anesthesiologist in all aspects of anesthesia care and under the direction and supervision of the Anesthesiologist and to monitor the stable sedated/anesthetized patient in place of the Anesthesiologist under the direction of and explicit orders from the attending Anesthesiologist.

Using medical directives, the AA will provide assistance to the Anesthesiologist for pre-operative patient assessment and anesthesia care planning, operative or procedural monitoring and documentation and postoperative care. The AA is trained and it is within scope to monitor the stable patient under procedural sedation, general anesthesia and regional anesthesia in the planned absence of the Anesthesiologist from the patient room under the direction of the Anesthesiologist and guided by approved medical directives. Primary accountability for the patient’s care remains that of the responsible Anesthesiologist. The AA can perform the induction and emergence of patients under the guidance of the attending Anesthesiologist. The AA will provide this assistance in a variety of locations throughout the health centre.

What we offer:

  • Regular Full-Time
  • Rate of Pay: $44.66 per hour - $56.30 per hour 
  • Hours of Work: 37.5 Hours Per Week
  • Health and Dental Benefits & Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Career developemnt and training opportunities
  • Employee Wellness Initiatives

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  • Current certification as a Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistant
  • Current certification of registration with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) 
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers BLS-HCP(C), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Minimum 2 years previous related experience in a critical care, emergency or operating room hospital environment
  • Knowledge of current anesthesiology principles and practices, as well as agents, equipment, procedures, and techniques for the provision of anesthesia to patients
  • Capable of making unanticipated changes to patient status/condition with or without the collaboration of an anesthesiologist and function with confidence in emergencies while following medical directives
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer programs (i.e. Outlook, PowerChart, Infomed) relevant to all pertinent documentation and workload data collection
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member
  • Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of taking the initiative and contributing to the department, the hospital and the practice is preferred
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving, decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work through difficult situations and in a high stress, dynamic environment
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Vision, Purpose and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);
  • Provide proof of Health-Canada approved COVID19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health's current definition of being fully vaccinated. 
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If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC Is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups inclyding Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process. Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaning a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or 

As a part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Pleae be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process. 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temoorary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee's accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 


There are so many great reasons to join London Health Sciences Centre. Here are a few of the great reasons for joining LHSC. We know that once you get to know us better, you'll want to add your own reasons to the list!

  • A Leading-Edge Environment
  • International Acclaim
  • On-Site Wellness Centre
  • Competitive wages
  • Job Security
  • On the Job Training
  • Internal career progression and advancement opportunities

Does this sound like you? If so, join our growing team!

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