Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist Pediatric Neonatal Transport

Shared Health - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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Requisition ID: 50923

Position Number: 20090866

Posting End Date: February 20, 2020

City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Department / Unit: SH - Child Health Transport Team

Job Stream: Clinical


Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 0.80

Anticipated Shift: Days; Nights; Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 12

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $43.187, $44.482, $45.813, $47.191, $48.607, $50.064, $51.567

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager of Patient Transport Program for supervision and guidance in the expanded role function, the incumbent is responsible for the provision of basic and advanced level patient care to pediatric and neonatal patients during inter-facility transport (regionally, provincially and nationally) May assume responsibility for and provide care to single or multiple patients during inter-facility transport, in accordance with Patient Transport Program protocols. Works collaboratively with transport coordinators (RT & RN), WEMS, paramedics, MTCC dispatch, STARS, LifeFlight, hospital site staff or other transport partners Practices in accordance with philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards of the hospital; functions within the guidelines of the protocols for the transport program that are reviewed and agreed on by medical, nursing and respiratory care directors.

Requires a minimum of 3 years of NICU and/or PICU experience within the last 5 years.
Critical care transport experience is preferred.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
Entry-to-practice academic credential in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited Canadian program or a MARRT approved equivalent, if internationally educated, is required.
Current in BLS, PALS, NRP, CAMATA required.
Certification in ATLS preferred.
Canadian Society Respiratory Therapy (CSRT) membership, or equivalent is preferred.
Computer literacy.
Must successfully pass Medication Calculation Test.
Must successfully pass Pediatric/Neonatal Transport Course.
Maintain continuing education credits in the related area of practice.
Current registration with the MARRT required.
Current registration/membership in the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) is required or an equivalent, as determined by the Employer, for therapists not eligible for CSRT registration.
Certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred.
Qualifications and Skills
Ability to work independently with limited direction.
Ability to interpret and apply protocols in response to clinical situations.
Ability to apply critical thinking during stressful situations.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Ability to utilize independence and flexibility in planning daily workload.
Maintains currency in Respiratory Therapy practice.
Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
Physical Requirements
Must be in good physical and mental health and able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time without resting.
May require bending, crouching, and kneeling.
Manual dexterity and visual acuity are required (keyboarding, fine motor skills)
Work area includes riding in enclosed spaces such as ambulances, helicopters and airplanes.
Must demonstrate the use of safe and effective body mechanics while working with clients.
Ability to perform manual ventilation with one or both hands for prolonged periods.
Ability to run to emergencies.
Ability to lift heavy medical equipment including measuring devices, monitors, D and E size gas cylinders and other equipment (weighing up to 20kg) and occasionally assisting with moving up to 100 kg.
Ability to push wheeled medical equipment.
Ability to assist with the positioning of clients.
May be required to occasionally work extended hours.
Flexible working hours required to provide 24 hour/day, 7 day/week coverage, including rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.
May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, radiation, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress etc.
May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/staff/visitors.
Work environment commonly provides exposure to high noise levels.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above. As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified. In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

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This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.