Respiratory Therapist – Research Technical Platforms

Centre universitaire de santé McGill - Montréal, QC (16 months ago)

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Job Description
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS).

Position summary
Under the supervision of the Technical Platform Supervisor, Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM), the clinical research respiratory therapist is responsible to support running the operations and performing technical tasks for different clinical research protocols at the CIMI and the RI-MUHC.

The Centre for Innovative Medicine is located in the new Glen site hospital which is a unique center in Canada of 5000 m2 dedicated exclusively to clinical research.

More information on the CIM:

General Duties
  • Assists the Respirologist and the study team during bronchoscopy procedures and monitor patient recovery,
  • Monitors ventilation and other physiological parameters as required by the study protocol,
  • Monitors 12-lead ECG, blood pressure and oxygen saturation,
  • Assesses lung function including but not limited to spirometry, inspiratory capacity, body plethysmography, airway resistance, inspiratory and expiratory pressure, lung diffusion capacity, sputum induction, bronchoprovocation,
  • Performs equipment calibration and physiological calibrations,
  • Conducts polysomnographic recordings,
  • Administers O2, CPAP and BIPAP or other therapy,
  • Blood draw and urine collection, processes and ships samples according to clinical protocol and manuals,
  • Conducts exercise testing
  • Operates technologically advanced equipment and software,
  • Promotes the use of efficient methods of work and provides a safe environment for patients,
  • Maintains the inventory of supplies,
  • As needed, completes Case Report Forms and provide source document to researchers with source documentation as per ICH/GCP guidelines and participate in the creation and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures,
  • Participate in safety committees meeting, as needed,
  • Provide equipment training
  • Conducts other related tasks as assigned by manager.
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Education / Experience
  • DEC Respiratory and Anesthesia Technology is required,
  • Good standing member of the OPIQ,
  • Minimum 1 years of experience,
  • Bilingual: excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English,
  • Autonomy and organized work,
  • Capacity to troubleshoot,
  • Ability to multitasks and prioritize time-sensitive issues,
  • Comfortable with blood draws,
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships,
  • Able to work under minimal supervision,
  • Comfortable testing children and adults with variety of disease.
  • Demonstrates on-going interest in quality and strives to reach high standards,
  • Demonstrates initiative and positive attitude,
  • Ensures that infection control practices are respected and effectively takes care of all the equipment used in the laboratory,
  • Training ability and good analytical skills,
  • Follows established policies, procedures and guidelines,
  • Takes responsibility for her/his decisions.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel),
  • Previous clinical research experience is an asset,
  • Knowledge of international, federal and provincial laws and regulations governing clinical research (ICH-GCP) is an asset.
Additional information
Status : Temporary, Full time , hours per week will vary according to the need of the division
Pay Scale : Commensurate to qualifications and experience
Work Shift : 35 hours/ week, Mondays to Fridays. Needs to be flexible when needed
Work Site : Centre for Innovative Medicine, MUHC Glen Site, 1001 Decarie boulevard, Montreal

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NOTE: The masculine gender has been used for brevity and includes the feminine gender.
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