The Respiratory Therapist II Area Specialist (RTAS) is the sole RT in the Pulmonary Function Lab responsible to support the Respiratory Therapy Manager (RTM) by functioning as a clinical, diagnostic, and technical specialist. This individual works in a recognized specialty area requiring advanced training or certification. The RTAS provides specialized services within the area demonstrating a high level of dedication to excellent patient care and diagnostic services. The RTAS is accountable to ensure that quality pulmonary diagnostic services are maintained. Provides consultation and education to their Respiratory Therapist colleagues as requested. Participates in the orientation, training and education of new staff members, and preceptors students.
As a Respiratory Therapist II, you will coordinate, monitor and assess clinical services in your assigned area. You will act as a clinical resource for daily operations, coordinating the work of therapy assessment and treatment in your service area, and assist in the development of clinical protocols. You will develop and implement respiratory therapy care plans and monitor the progress of patients (clients, residents) receiving advanced respiratory treatment. You will identify new equipment requirements, and establish and maintain adequate levels of supplies and materials for your area. You will be responsible for respiratory equipment, including but not limited to operation, procurement, maintenance, and quality assurance. You will participate in interprofessional patient, client or resident rounds, conferences and meetings where applicable.
Classification: Respiratory Therapist II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: RAH Pulmonary Function Laborat
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 04-JUN-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 15-JUN-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $39.27
Maximum Salary: $50.64
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Active or eligible registration with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA).
Additional Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate must be a graduate from a recognized School of Respiratory Therapy and be eligible to write or have passed the National Respiratory Certification Exam as administered by the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care (CBRC). Maintaining current active registration in good standing with CARTA throughout the duration of employment. Maintaining current basic life support (BLS-HCP) certification and providing proof of active certification annually. The incumbent must have formal certification in pulmonary function testing or equivalent education and one year experience in an accredited lab. Possess excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills, have a positive attitude, initiative and be highly motivated with the ability to work independently.
Experience in policy and procedure development, quality management systems and quality improvement initiatives. Knowledge of CPSA accreditation standards and experience in lab accreditation processes. Experience in methacholine challenge testing, the Vmax pulmonary function system, and Sentry Suite software. Computer competency including Microsoft Office; outlook, word, excel.