The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, renal, critical care, burns, emergency, transplant and trauma. This is a Critical Care Float position.
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: UA-Resp Therapy Adult ICU-EDM
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 12-AUG-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 31-AUG-2020
Temporary End Date: 04-JUL-2021
Hours per Shift: 11.08
Length of Shift in weeks: 24
Shifts per cycle: 84
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
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 Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP) certification is required. Your quality of work must meet departmental and organizational expectations. You must demonstrate competency in all phases of the job, adaptability to new procedures and information, be current in respiratory therapy advances and changes in department practices, policies and procedures. Demonstrated clarity in your communication, organization and consistency of ideas, both verbally and written, including clinical documentation, is required. You must be highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic individual with a positive attitude whose work aligns with AHS Values. You act quickly and decisively using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You utilize strong judgment by analyzing facts, considering the impact, and arriving at a sound conclusion, seeking counsel when appropriate. You can work independently and as a part of the team creating strong, effective interpersonal working relationships with peers and other caregivers. You are a reliable worker who uses time effectively and is able to prioritize and complete assigned tasks.
One year acute or critical care experience. Orientation to the position’s major and minor clinical areas. Current charge experience; experience precepting students, developing quality initiatives and implementing practice change, and active committee participant. Certification in Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification, Arterial Line Insertion and Intubation. Current Medical Emergency team and Severe Illness team member.