Position: Respiratory Therapist - Resource Lead
Status: Temporary Full-Time (x1) - Approx. 12 months
Dept./Health System: ICU & Critical Care Redevelopment Program
Site: Credit Valley Hospital
Posted: June 5, 2020
Internal Deadline: June 12, 2020
Trillium Health Partners 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.
We will focus on three key priorities:
Highest quality care and exceptional experience
The right care, in the right place, at the right time
Research, innovation and education to improve and deliver better patient outcomes
As partners in creating a new kind of health care, we are Better Together.
Reporting to the Manager, Respiratory Therapy and the Critical Care Response Teams, the RT Resource Lead is the key leader who will assume coordination of the day to day operations. The Resource Lead will promote an environment that is dedicated to providing quality patient care. You will also facilitate and support strong communication and interdisciplinary relationships. You will provide support to the patient flow team to optimize bed utilization. It is expected that through collaboration with the RT Educator and the RT Professional Practice Leader the Resource Lead will continually seek and identify opportunities to improve patient care and safety, while encouraging team cohesion through the sharing of information or expertise, coaching, mentoring and working together to problem solve.
The Resource Lead will primarily focus on actively supporting patient care and staff on the units.
Provide support to staff and patients on an ongoing basis by rounding daily and ensuring to provide any operational supports required for patient care
Be present at shift change to understand urgent patient care or staffing issues, and assist in organizing the workflow for the day
Attend the daily bed meetings at the hospital and huddles in the ICU in order to assist with any patient flow opportunities (e.g. patient transfers to other facilities)
Facilitate appropriate care planning with the interprofessional team to support seamless transitions for our patients
Be familiar with the patient care plans and ensure consistency between shifts
Liaises with his / her counterpart at the MH
Liaises with charge RNs in ICU daily and other units as needed
Act as the initial contact person for patient and family inquiries; infection prevention and control; patient flow and general daily operational inquires
Is a positive role model and change champion for new initiatives
Assists in the development of effective interpersonal relationships among interprofessional team through coaching, mentoring and facilitating difficult conversations
Monitors the quality of patient care and workload through daily huddles and monitoring of key quality metrics on the Quality Board
Reports clinical/performance issues to the Clinical Manager including potential solutions for resolution
Responsible for ensuring unplanned absences are appropriately covered
Reviews all patient safety incidents by investigating and informing the manager of areas of concern
Supports the department and the manager in the collection, monitoring and reporting of RT workload on a monthly basis, including staff compliance with submitting workload per shift
Responsible for overseeing the ordering supplies and ensuring just in time inventory is sufficient for patient care needs
Acts as a key liaison with suppliers, vendors and biomedical engineering as applicable
Other duties as assigned
Registered Respiratory Therapist with current certificate in excellent standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists
Minimum of five years acute care experience with the medicine and critical care patient population
Demonstrates a commitment to life-long professional development
Recent experience in mentoring and preceptoring
ACLS and BLS Certificate required
Excellent performance and attendance required
Exceptional and demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), including conflict resolution, negotiation, ability to have difficult conversations.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and ExcelDemonstrated exceptional critical thinking and organizational skills
Member in good standing with the CRTO
Formal education in healthcare, health policy, change management, quality or patient safety
Advanced knowledge of hospital standards, policies, procedures, reporting structure and emergency measures
Has the ability and desire to create a positive work environment where all staff are motivated to do their best
Previous experience in process improvement
Experience with implementation and working with HIS
Ability to role model leadership behaviours and a desire for continuous improvement
Demonstrates compassion, excellence and courage in daily interactions with patients, families, staff, physicians, learners and volunteers
Demonstrated respect and support for diversity within and among our patients, families and teams
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.
To pursue this career opportunity, please visit our website: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca
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.