Incumbents are Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) who specialize in the evaluation of adult, pediatric and neonatal patients, performance and quality results of a full range of pulmonary diagnostics and therapeutic procedures as set out in the Respiratory Therapy Act of the Regulated Health Professions Act to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of cardiopulmonary diseases and other disorders. As Certified Respiratory Educators and Smoking Cessation Counsellors, they provide coaching, pulmonary education and rehabilitation to assist patients in the self-management of their pulmonary diseases improving their quality of life. RRTs respond to cardiopulmonary crisis to help restore ventilation and circulation and assist in the transport of critically ill and unstable patients. RRTs play a role in students and staff education, in quality improvement, in research and in health promotion and emergency preparedness.
• Diploma from an Accredited Respiratory Therapy program
• Current General Certificate from the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario without any terms, conditions or limitations.
• 3 years of experience as a RRT working in a hospital setting
• Experience with critical care and complete pulmonary function testing
• Current WHIMIS, BCLS & ACLS (mandatory).
• Current NRP (mandatory) & PALS (optional).
• Computer skills; ability to operate computer interfaced equipment.
• Requires good critical thinking skills and judgment to accurately evaluate patients, identify distress or deterioration, make appropriate recommendations to physicians and other members of the health care team and apply protocols and medical directives.
• Must be able to multi-tasks and be able to rapidly prioritize actions.
• Ability to work and focus in high stressful situations.
• Certified Respiratory Educator.
• Certified Smoking Cessation Counsellor.
• Customer service oriented approach
• Effective communication in both usual language, French and English.
12 HOURS SHIFT including weekends in rotation
PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION or Permanent Part-time 0.45 FTE
HGH is a bilingual community hospital which has more than 800 employees and 160 physicians, and serves the Prescott-Russell region in Ontario.
With a heritage of over 100 years of quality care delivery, HGH is known for its culture of compassion, spirit of innovation and excellence of care. HGH is now growing and becoming a full-service regional hospital to meet the changing need of the community.
HGH offers to its employees a dynamic clinical environment that promotes a diverse and interdisciplinary professional practice. Our hospital offers access to services among the best in the region, including 40 specialized clinics, in addition to the full range of general care and services. The opportunities for professional challenges and career advancement are diverse and encourage all to excel.
As a pre-condition of employment:
- All new HGH employees will be required to obtain and provide a satisfactory Police Records Check dated within six (6) months from the date of issue.
- As of now, HGH will require all employees, physicians, learners, contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
At HGH, we are committed to promoting an accessible work environment where all employees and candidates feel respected. We support the principles of adaptation in the workplace. If you need workplace accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process or anytime thereafter, please notify a member of the Human Resources team. We will be pleased to assist you and accommodate your needs.