|Job Title:||Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Services|
||P.P.L and Coordinator Respiratory Therapy Services; Manager of Ambulatory Care PSU
|Salary:||$35.09 to / à $42.65 |
The role of the respiratory therapist in the Critical Care PSU and Ambulatory Care PSU, involves responsibilities for assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating patient care, and coordinating patient care for respiratory patients throughout the hospital, as well as for patients that are technology dependent and/or have sleep-disorder breathing in the sleep lab. On a rotational basis the respiratory therapist is a member of the multidisciplinary team within PICU, NICU, wards and emergency, the Sleep Lab, and the cardiac arrest team and the trauma team.
The successful candidate will:
- Implement respiratory care including patient assessment, oxygen therapy, airway management, ventilatory management, diagnostic testing and patient transport
- Utilize clinical practice guidelines, clinical pathways, medical directives, hospital policies and procedures to promote and implement evidence based practice
- Ensure safe and effective application of precise technological equipment to meet determined patient care goals
- Performs comprehensive polysomnographic acquisition and analysis of overnight sleep studies (polysomnographies) and provides patients with associated interventions, including set-up and titration CPAP/Bi-level during Polysomnography
- Monitors and effectively manages the comfort & safety of one to two patients per night
- Anticipate and prepare for emergencies
- Provide patient and family support and education
- Contribute to the orientation and education of various members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate
- Preceptor students from respiratory therapy educational programs
- Participate in quality assurance, research activities and workload measurement as appropriate
- Demonstrate a commitment to professional respiratory therapy practice in the Ambulatory Sleep Lab
- Provides diagnostic testing including polysomnography; acquiring testing.
- Assess and titrate patients on both invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation. Utilize clinical practice guidelines, clinical pathways, medical directives, hospital policies and procedures to promote and implement evidence based practice.
- Ensure safe and effective application of precise respiratory technological equipment to meet determined patient care goals
- Collaborate with other team members with the planning and organization of the sleep lab
- Participates in several interdisciplinary teams providing advice on respiratory management
- Police Record Check (PRC) (Essential)
- Member of the College of Respiratory Therapy in good standing (General Certification Graduate Status) (Essential)
- If Graduate Status , successful completion of CBRC Exam within 6 months (Essential)
- Member in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapy (Essential)
- BCLS certification (Essential)
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and collaborative practice skills (Essential)
- Demonstrated commitment to continuing education, including independent learning (Essential)
- Degree in Health Sciences or related field (Preferred)
- Member in good standing of the RTSO (Preferred)
- Member in good standing of the CRST (Preferred)
- RPSGT certification (Polysomnography certificate (Preferred)
- 2 years of pediatric critical care experience (Preferred)
- PALS and NRP certification (Preferred)
- Bilingualism (English/French) (Preferred)
* Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.