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Registered Respiratory Therapist Respiratory Therapy

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid Level
  • Healthcare
  • Toronto

Requirements

  • Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited program for Respiratory Therapy.
  • Must be currently licensed by and in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) for practice in all applicable clinical areas.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification required within one year of hire.
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment (independently/within a team)
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills as relates to patient care.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to work in a team focused healthcare environment
  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and involvement with own profession (e.g. membership with professional association, etc.) preferred
  • In this position, you will be required to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and /or statutory holiday shifts, and on a rotational basis based on the operational needs of the department.

Responsibilities

  • Care and management of mechanically ventilated patients
  • Assessment and modification of mechanical ventilation in accordance with Ventilation/Weaning guidelines
  • Airway management
  • Intubation and extubation
  • Administration of aerosolized medication or Meter Dose Inhaler (MDI)
  • Assessment and intervention for patients deemed high risk for respiratory failure
  • Tracheostomy management
  • Arterial punctures and blood withdrawal from arterial lines
  • Arterial line insertion
  • Assisting with bronchoscopies
  • Intra and inter-transport of high risk patients
  • Neonatal management including neonatal resuscitation at high risk deliveries (establishing airway, breathing and circulation), mechanical ventilation, Nasal CPAP, oxygen therapy and assistance of airway management.
  • Able to work effectively as a member of an interprofessional team, collaborating with other disciplines to provide comprehensive patient care
  • Contributes to the academic mandate of the organization as an educator, resource or support for staff, students and members of the academic and professional community
  • Identifies and addresses educational needs for patients and their families
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development in order to continue to provide optimal patient care
  • Is committed to, and participates in, ongoing quality improvement in the organization
  • Provides patient care in accordance with all professional and organizational standards

FAQs

What are the qualifications required for this Registered Respiratory Therapist position?

Qualifications include graduation from an accredited program for Respiratory Therapy, current licensure with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario, current BCLS certification, and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification within one year of hire.

What are some of the responsibilities of a Registered Respiratory Therapist in this role?

Responsibilities include care and management of mechanically ventilated patients, assessment and modification of mechanical ventilation, airway management, intubation and extubation, administration of aerosolized medication, tracheostomy management, arterial punctures, assisting with bronchoscopies, and neonatal management.

What skills are important for a Registered Respiratory Therapist in this position?

Important skills include excellent communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills, as well as flexibility, adaptability in a fast-paced environment, time management, organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

How can a Registered Respiratory Therapist contribute to the academic mandate of the organization?

A Registered Respiratory Therapist can contribute to the academic mandate by serving as an educator, resource, or support for staff, students, and the academic and professional community, identifying and addressing educational needs for patients and their families, and demonstrating commitment to ongoing professional development.

What are some qualities that would make a candidate stand out for this position?

A candidate who is client service oriented, works well in a team-focused healthcare environment, demonstrates professionalism, produces high quality work under deadlines, and shows commitment to their own profession, such as membership in a professional association, would stand out for this position.

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Unity Health Toronto is a health-care community made up of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Healthcare. While our duty lies in providing expert care for our patients, it also lies in taking care of our own. Our inclusive, values-based culture of caring holds a space where our staff can bring their whole selves to work – and back home at the end of the day. At Unity Health, we don’t just offer a place to work. You have a place where your career can flourish. We’re reshaping health-care to address the needs of the whole person – mind, body and spirit – and we invite you to work with us at the forefront of health innovation. If you’re ready to do just that and you share our deeply held values of human dignity, compassion, excellence, community and inclusivity, discover Unity Health Toronto – a place where you’ll have more than a job. You’ll have a purpose.