Senior Respiratory Therapist

Mount Sinai Canada - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health– and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients. Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada's leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.

A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.

Sinai Health moved to its state of the art 62 bed NICU in 2014. With an increase in patient volumes of critically ill neonates and the demand for a staffing model to enable Respiratory Therapy to provide quality patient care, Sinai Health requires additional staff to provide care primarily in the NICU.

To support us on our journey, Sinai Health is looking for a Senior Registered Respiratory Therapist to support our Respiratory Therapy team primarily in the Women’s and Infant’s Health program at our Mount Sinai Hospital Campus.

Experience the best in Respiratory Therapy!

If you have excellent clinical skills and want to grow clinically and professionally, this is the department for you! You will work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room, Emergency Department and Medical Surgical Wards.

In the ICU, Respiratory Therapy is responsible for difficult airway management, mechanical ventilation (non-invasive, conventional, high frequency oscillation, using lung protective strategies), nitric oxide/specialty gas therapies, patient transport, open bedside tracheostomy assistance, bronchoscopy assistance, radial arterial line insertion, hemodynamic monitoring, resuscitation, and intubation/extubation. In the OR, Room Respiratory Therapy team is responsible for assisting the Anesthesiologists. This comprehensive role includes all hemodynamic monitoring, checking and administering blood/blood products, peripheral line insertion (arterial and venous), intubations/extubations, topicalizing upper airway, difficult airways, post-operative ventilation, and teaching.

In the Emergency Department, Respiratory Therapy responsibilities include, airway management and ventilation, patient transport and assistance with procedural sedation.

On the Medical/Surgical wards, Registered Respiratory Therapists carry a Critical Care Response Team pager and are an integral member of the rapid response team. Other Respiratory Therapy responsibilities include non-invasive ventilation in our Surgical Step-Down Unit and Cardiac Care Unit, blood gases, arterial line insertion and monitoring as well as patient education, spirometry and home oxygen assessment. You will have a role in Respiratory Therapy student education, physician teaching and research.

In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Therapy is responsible for airway management, intubation/extubation, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation (conventional, high frequency oscillation, jet ventilation, and non-invasive), nitric oxide delivery, surfactant instillation, arterial punctures, arterial line insertion, resuscitation, patient transport, research and resident teaching. Core Neonatal Unit Registered Respiratory Therapists are also assigned to the Case room 24 hours per day and work with Neonatology, Anaesthesia and Nursing to provide care to the newborn and mother.

Job Requirements
Current certificate of registration, in good standing, from The College of Respiratory Therapist of Ontario (CRTO)
Successful completion of the CBRC exam
Graduate from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy
Minimum 2 years of experience working in a level 3 NICU preferred
Current certification in NRP
Knowledge and Experience with current practices in neonatal respiratory care including
Non-invasive and invasive lung protective strategies
Nitric oxide therapy
Experience with high frequency oscillation/jet ventilation
Demonstrated leadership qualities
Demonstrated critical thinking skills
Demonstrated team player
Effective communication skills
Experience in protocol driven and RT led research
Member of professional associations (preferred)
Excellent communication and clinical skills
Demonstrated excellent work performance and attendance history