Job title: Respiratory Therapist (C) – Continuing Care

Company: Alberta Health Services

Job description: Your Opportunity:AHS is dedicated to Enhancing Care in the Community, helping people be healthy, well and independent in their homes and communities. For more information https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/cc/Page15339.aspx. Edmonton Zone Continuing Care provides services through five main program areas: Home Living, Supportive Living, Facility Living, Transition Services and Palliative Care. We are looking for a Respiratory Therapist to join our Home Living team to provide professional support services in the homes of clients of all ages and stages of life. This position works within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team consisting of various healthcare professionals from the nursing and allied health professions. This team collaborates and conducts home or site visits to deliver client-centered services to individuals with a wide variety of physical, cognitive, and mental health conditions, including complex health needs. Using strong clinical and interpersonal skills, you will implement respiratory therapy services in accordance with regulatory and AHS practice standards, using best practice and a client-centered approach, engaging the client, family/caregivers, physicians, broader health care team and other internal program or external agencies as indicated. Respiratory therapy services may encompass any combination of direct therapeutic services, appropriate education, and/or connection to needed resources. Through the development and/or contribution to the Care Plan, in collaboration with the client and other healthcare providers, you will ensure services are provided and modified, based on the client’s response to the intervention. This position is integral to Children’s Home Care, which delivers services to children from birth – 18 years old with a wide variety of medical conditions, including children with complex health needs.Description:As a Respiratory Therapist, you will assess patients, develop and implement respiratory therapy care plans, and monitor their progress. This role requires you to collaborate with various clinical teams and groups to enhance clinical outcomes as well as educate patients and their families regarding diseases, medications, equipment and treatments. You will be responsible for providing training and assisting health care providers in the use and care of various respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and interventions. You will also 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: Respiratory Therapist (C)
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Unit and Program: Specialty Services – Children’s Home Care
  • Primary Location: East Edmonton Health Centre
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.70
  • Posting End Date: 21-MAY-2024
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 07-JUN-2024
  • Temporary End Date: 11-JUN-2025
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 42
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends, On Call
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $39.88
  • Maximum Salary: $53.88
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver’s License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:Active or eligible for registration with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA). Additional Required Qualifications:Graduate from a registered school of Respiratory Therapy and have passed the National Respiratory Certification Exam as administered by the College and Association of Respiratory Therapy of Alberta (CARTA) or the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapy (CSRT). Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) Communication and assessment skills to work cooperatively and effectively with the healthcare team members, clients, and their families in a fast-paced environment. Strong professional judgment, initiative, and effective time management skills are necessary. The successful candidate will work independently in clients’ homes, which could include congregate settings, single family dwellings, condos and/or walk-up apartments. Therefore, the successful candidate must be able to work in different settings and environments (home environments and weather conditions), as well as be able to lift and carry medical bags, which weigh approximately 25-30 lbs. At the time of interview, you may be required to demonstrate your computer knowledge and proficiency by completing a hands-on assessment. You must demonstrate sufficient typing speed to meet workload demand and navigate through various computer programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Visio, Outlook and Internet. Comprehensive understanding of developmental milestones. May work in day care/ home. Pediatric experience with airway management, tracheostomies and respiratory needs. Preferred Qualifications:Experience in a Continuing Care setting. Meditech and Connect Care Experience. Palliative care experience. Knowledge of the RAI.Please note:All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.Security Screening:A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.Healthy Albertans. Healthy
Communities. Together.We’re passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across Alberta.Everything we do at AHS reflects a patient and family centred approach; it’s about putting patients’ and families’ experiences, priorities and trust first.We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Location: Edmonton, AB

Job date: Sun, 12 May 2024 06:49:53 GMT

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