Respiratory Therapist (Professional Practice)

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Job Number:
J0722-1992
Requisition #:
RES012212
Job Category:
Allied Health
Department:
Professional Practice
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Standard Work Hours:
37.5 hours/week
Open Positions:
1

OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager of Inter-Professional Practice, our Registered Respiratory Therapists are front line health care providers who work within multiple inter-disciplinary teams throughout the hospital.  They deliver excellence in patient assessment, evaluation and treatment for patients with chronic and acute cardio-pulmonary illness.  They provide care across the life spectrum to newborn, pediatric and adult patients.  The Respiratory Therapy department has an affiliation with The Michener Institute and provides clinical placements to students annually.

 

EDUCATION

-  Current license with the College of Respiratory Therapy of Ontario or a candidate for licensing  required.
-  CSRT/RTSO affiliation preferred.
-  Current BCLS certification required; ACLS, PALS, NRP an asset.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

-  Current license with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
-  Graduate of an accredited program for Respiratory Therapy
-  Current BLS certification
-  ACLS, PALS, NRP are an asset
-  Ability to work without direct supervision 
-  Excellent communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
-  Excellent time management and prioritization skills as they relate to patient care
-  Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team environment 
-  Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and ongoing professional development
-  Delivers care with patient focused approach
-  Competent in variety of computer skills including electronic medical record documentation

Accountabilities:
-  Care and management of mechanically ventilated patients in accordance with guidelines and policies
-  Experience in neonatal and paediatric respiratory care an asset
-  Experience in pulmonary function testing an asset
-  Airway management including intubation
-  Administration of medication
-  Tracheostomy management
-  Assessment and intervention for patients deemed high risk for respiratory failure
-  Arterial punctures and blood withdrawal from arterial lines
-  Assisting with bronchoscopies
-  Intra and Inter-transport of highrisk patients 
-  Arterial line insertion
-  Neonatal management including neonatal resuscitation at high risk deliveries (establishing airway, breathing and circulation), mechanical ventilation, Nasal CPAP, oxygen therapy and assistance of airway management
-  Identifies and addresses educational needs for patients and families
-  Provides patient care in accordance with all professional and organizational standards

-  All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
-  All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

In this position, you will be required to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and /or statutory holiday shifts, and on a rotational basis, based on the operational needs of the department.