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Provincial Pediatric Transport Respiratory Therapist

Health Careers in Sask

This is a Contract position in Saskatoon, SK posted June 17, 2020.

RHA Job Number:GO-00596695

Number of Vacancies:1

Profession:Respiratory Therapist


Employer:SHA (Saskatoon)


Hours to International Airport:0.0

Community Website:

Facility Name:Royal University Hospital

Department:Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Employment Type:Temporary

Employment Term:Full Time

Posting Date:June 16, 2020

Closing Date:June 26, 2020 21:30

Hours of Work:Shift Information: Days, Nights, Weekends, On Call
In a 4 week rotation: 12 shifts of 11.78 hours, 1 shift of 8.00 hours

Rate of Pay: $35.128 to $42.848 (5 step range)

Union Name:HSAS

Job Description

The Transport Respiratory Therapist will be responsible to provide advanced respiratory treatment to complex/critical patients in unpredictable environments encountered in a wide variety of health care facilities. Transportation and care of these patients will occur via air or ground transport. The Transport Respiratory Therapist will be expected to perform advanced skill procedures learned through specialized training under the direction of the Transport Physician via protocols, guidelines and orders received in person or via telephone communication. These advanced skills may include high frequency ventilation, intubation, chest tube insertion, needle aspiration, intraosseous needle insertion, needle cricothyroidotomy and/or inhaled nitric oxide. The Transport Respiratory Therapist is responsible for collecting, interpreting and reviewing data in order to develop a care plan in conjunction with the Pediatric Transport Nurse. The Transport Respiratory Therapist will participate in outreach activities and teaching of transport stakeholders and team members. The Transport Respiratory Therapist will assume a leadership role in education, quality assurance, project management and clinical activities to enhance and support overall pediatric transport service operations. They will hold joint responsibility with the Transport Nurse for restocking supplies as well as the maintenance and condition of all transport equipment.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Diploma in Respiratory Therapy
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapist (C.S.R.T)
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan College of Respiratory Therapist (S.C.R.T)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)

Minimum of two years experience in a critical care environment required.Experience in Pediatric Intensive Care preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, independent judgment and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office word processing and spreadsheets, email and internet
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Critical thinking skills

Other Information

  • Preference for this position will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement. HSAS seniority within the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be considered under the Selection Criteria.

Additional Information

Expected Start Date: August 31, 2020
Expected Up To Date: February 28, 2022
FTE®: 1.00

Working in Canada

Candidates are required to be legally entitled to work in Canada to apply on this position.

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