This opportunity is with the Strathcona Community Hospital, Emergency Department. This facility offers a 24/7 Emergency Department and a variety of Ambulatory, Laboratory, and Diagnostic Imaging services. Under general direction, the Respiratory Therapists; plan, implement and evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory services to assist Physicians/Nurse Practitioners in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiopulmonary and related disorders. The incumbent actively participates in the education of patients, staff and students, provides technical support for all equipment related to the practice of Respiratory Therapy, and assists with general departmental/patient care functions. The Respiratory Therapist I may provide their skill and expertise within other areas on site including (but not limited to): IV Therapy and the Ambulatory Care Clinics.
As a Respiratory Therapist I, you will assess patients (clients, resident), develop and implement respiratory therapy care plans and monitor their progress. You will be responsible for various diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and interventions. You will collaborate with various clinical teams and groups to enhance clinical outcomes. You will provide training and assist health care providers in the use and care of respiratory equipment as well as educate patients and their families regarding diseases, medications, equipment and treatments.
Classification: Resp Therapist I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Respiratory Services Emergency
Primary Location: Strathcona Community Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 24-JAN-2020
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 17-FEB-2020
Hours per Shift: Varies
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $36.81
Maximum Salary: $47.30
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Active or eligible registration with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current general duty Respiratory Therapy knowledge and skills, as demonstrated in an acute care facility. Current Emergency Department Respiratory Therapy knowledge. Ability to use initiative, take responsibility, and self-organize in a team environment. Ability to work under pressure and handle competing priorities in a dynamic environment. Ability to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary patient care team, and interact positively with staff, physicians, patients and visitors. Proven ability to advocate effectively for patients. Ability to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.
Graduation from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy. Successful completion of the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) certification preferred. One year Respiratory Therapy clinical experience post-graduation, in an acute care setting (preference will be given to those with Emergency experience). Current BCLS-HCP certification required. Preference will be given to applicants that express an interest in working nights.