Respiratory Therapist

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Description

Position: Respiratory Therapist

Status: Casual (3)

Department: Respiratory Therapy

Hours of Work/Shifts: Available to work 8 and 12 hour shifts – Weekday day shifts, Weekend day shifts, Weekday night shifts, Weekend night shifts and Holidays required

Site: Cross THP Site - Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, Queensway Health Centre

Posted: December 3, 2019

Internal Deadline: December 10, 2019

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community - patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan - quality, access and sustainability - anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients - inside and outside the hospital.

At THP, we are relentless in providing high quality, compassionate care to our communities and take great pride in fostering an inclusive and accessible environment and we are all accountable for contributing to a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing and promoting excellence in patient care though advancing patient and staff safety. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated to improve the health of the community, committed to excellence, quality and patient safety we would like you to join our Better Together team!

Job Description:
The Registered Respiratory Therapist specializes in the delivery of evidence-based cardio-respiratory interventions. Their practice is based on an in-depth knowledge of critical care gained through education and clinical experience. They work with inter-professional teams in the ICU, Emergency, Medicine Units, Labor and Delivery and NICU settings to advance their practices, improve patient outcomes and provide clinical expertise to effect system-wide changes to improve program of care. They will monitor and manage metrics designed at improving THP standards of practice and care – to help pioneer and bring THP to the forefront of cutting edge Respiratory Therapy care in Canada. They will work both autonomously and in collaboration with other healthcare professionals holding influence over three main domains: safe patient care, excellence in practice and the healthcare system.

Reporting to a Clinical Manager, the ideal candidate will be focused on providing excellent patient centered care in a dynamic environment where he/she will be given the opportunity to deliver care with compassion, excellence and courage.

Key Qualifications:
Excellent knowledge of RT practice.
Excellent knowledge of critical and complex patient populations and related pathologies as well as current knowledge of the most recent technological advancements in respiratory care.
Superior critical thinking, enhanced conflict resolution, and the ability to collaborate inter-professionally with a wide variety of health care disciplines.
Member in good standing with no limitations with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario.
Member in good standing with C.S.R.T. and/or R.T.S.O.
BCLS, ACLS, and NRP required.
PALS preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in health related field preferred.
Two (2) years current critical care experience would be a definite asset.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work various shifts as required.
Positive work and attendance record is essential.
Evidence of on-going professional development.
Specialty training in other applied areas would be an asset – e.g. research, leadership, quality improvement.
Understanding of use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Position Summary:
Ensures safe provision of cardio-respiratory care.
Works with all patient populations (e.g. Adult, pediatric and neonatal).
Acts as a mentor, role model and expert resource for patient respiratory care to the all staff within the inter-professional program team.
Provide and assist with educational outreach initiatives within THP.
Supports academic teaching by providing/sharing knowledge with patients, families, RT students and other health care professionals.
Models professionalism and lifelong learning through participation in continuing education and research initiatives.
In collaboration with the RT Clinical Educator, the RRT provides leadership in order to ensure appropriate orientation of new staff.

Works with adult, pediatric, and neonatal:
Insert arterial punctures/arterial line
Conduct patient assessment
Patient transport (internal and external)
Perform respiratory therapeutics and diagnostics
Member of the Critical Care Rapid Response Teams.
Member of the Cardiac Arrest Team.

Internal candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.

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Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage. To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.