Flight Respiratory Therapist

Latitude Air Ambulance - Mount Hope, ON (12 months ago)

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Flight Registered Respiratory Therapist

Do you love patient care? Do you love to travel the world? Why not combine them both into a rewarding career? Latitude Aeromedical Works. Inc. is a private Air Ambulance Service located at The Hamilton International Airport in Mount Hope Ontario Canada.

We are presently looking for a qualified, professional, experienced RT with 2-3 years in a full time ICU, CCU or ER setting. Likes to experience new challenges, works very well as a team member and is able to handle stressful situations. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills, a positive attitude and can multitask at any given time.

Location

YHM – Hamilton International Airport

Job Scope

Provides high quality nursing or medical care including assessment and treatment utilizing standards and guidelines established by Latitude Aeromedical; assess the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize the care needed for safe transport of the critical patient to the appropriate facility; is qualified to provide care for patients across the life span in his/her assigned clinical area; responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of Latitude assuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport.

Responsibilities

Provides hands on patient care from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility; maintains thorough patient care documentation.
Practices respiratory therapy within his/her scope of practice. Maintains competency in knowledge by participating in ongoing clinical experience. Communicates educational needs to the Medical Base Supervisor and Medical Education Coordinator. Maintains documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing educations, aviation and safety training. Attends continuing education programs pertinent to his/her area of practice.
Knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Latitude. Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures. Maintains adequate supplies onboard aircraft to deliver patient care. Keeps aircraft clean and orderly to insure rapid response to all transport requests.
Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public.
Functions as a medical flight member. Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient and equipment.
Performs advanced skills and procedures as approved by Latitude Aeromedical Works
Serves as a role model, educator and clinical resource. Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees. Participates in continuing and outreach education programs.
Attends and participates in meetings according to established departmental guidelines. Participates in departmental quality improvement activities as assigned.

Qualifications

MUST have a minimum of 2-3 years in a full time ICU, CCU or ER working with adult populations; pediatric experience is a bonus
Must hold valid Canadian passport with no travel or visa restrictions
Second language in written/verbal is an asset
Diploma in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited College; in good standing with the CRTO
ACLS/BLS is a MUST, TNCC, NRP, PALS preferred.
All other licenses or certification required in your scope of practice.
Immunizations up to date
Clear Vulnerable sector check

Skills/Personal traits:
Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills
Excellent attention to detail and records management
Team oriented
Good organizational skills
Remains levelheaded and calm in any environment
Ability to work at a fast pace and under pressure
Strong prioritization skills

Positions Available:
3-4 Part Time

What is in it for you?

Competitive starting salary with per diems for travel
Work only 17 days per month (Full Time) or 10 days per month (Part Time)
Schedule provided on an annual basis (rotations include holidays and weekends); priority for scheduling must be given to Latitude before other work commitments
Benefits (EHC/Dental/Drug Plan, etc.)
Group RRSP program (Full Time only)
Employee Assistance ProgramCorporate Plan Discount with Telus
Work for a company that values Compassion, Integrity & Trust
Team atmosphere with a ‘Family’ feel
Social Events; River Day/Summer BBQ, Christmas Parties, etc.
Catered lunches on the last Friday of every month

If you are interested in joining a fast-growing company and are looking to grow as an individual and as a team player, please send us your resume and cover letter!

We thank all applicants for applying but only those successful will be contacted.

Latitude Air Ambulance welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.