Registered Respiratory Therapist
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, ON, CA
8d ago

Hours (subject to change)

Various rotating shifts, 8 and 12 hours

Job Description

This is a temporary full-time assignment for approximately 12 months.

In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health System and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients.

Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future : To create Canada's leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.

To create Canada's leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.

A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Experience the best in Respiratory Therapy!

If you have excellent clinical skills and want to grow clinically and professionally, this is the department for you!

You will work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room, Emergency Department and Medical Surgical Wards.

In the ICU Respiratory Therapy is responsible for difficult airway management, mechanical ventilation (non invasive, conventional, high frequency oscillation, using lung protective strategies), nitric oxide / specialty gas therapies, patient transport, open bedside tracheostomy assistance, bronchoscopy assistance, radial arterial line insertion, hemodynamic monitoring, resuscitation and intubation / extubation.

In the Neonatal Unit, Respiratory Therapy is responsible for airway management, intubation / extubation, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation (conventional, high frequency oscillation, jet ventilation, and non-

invasive), nitric oxide delivery, surfactant instillation, arterial punctures, arterial line insertion, resuscitation, patient transport, research and resident teaching.

Core NICURRT's are also assigned to the Case room 24 hours per day and work with Neonatology, Anaesthesia and Nursing to provide care to the newborn and mother.

In the Operating, Room Respiratory Therapy is responsible for assisting the Anesthesiologists. This comprehensive role includes all hemodynamic monitoring, checking and administering blood / blood products, peripheral line insertion (arterial and venous), intubations / extubations, topicalizing upper airway, difficult airways, post-

operative ventilation, teaching and administration and monitoring of procedural sedation for cataract surgery.

Responsibilities in the Emergency Department include initiation of the Asthma protocol, airway management and ventilation, patient transport and assistance with procedural sedation.

On the Medical / surgical wards, RRT’s carry a Critical Care Response Team pager and are an integral member of the rapid response team.

Other responsibilities include Non-invasive ventilation in our Medical Step down unit, blood gases, arterial line insertion and monitoring as well as patient education, spirometry and home oxygen assessment.

You will have a role in RT student education, physician teaching and research.

Job Requirements

  • Active membership in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO)
  • Successful completion of the CBRC Exam Graduate from a CRTO approved educational institution accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE)
  • Successful completion of a degree or diploma in a relevant discipline from an accredited educational institution.
  • Applicants with proven equivalent recent and related training and experience may also be considered.
  • Member of professional associations (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and clinical skills
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history
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