Registered Respiratory Therapist - Critical Care Transport at LHSC

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102241
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Who We Are

 

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music. As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC delivers world-class care and experiences, built on our commitment to excellence in research, innovation, and learning. In partnership with our communities, we design and advance healthcare to support the wellness of the populations we serve. LHSC delivers both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC is known for its great people and great care, with a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while partnering with communities to transform health, one life at a time.

Posting Period

 

Open:       June 28, 2024

Deadline:  July 31, 2024

This position is covered by a collective agreement.  

Department Name

 

Critical Care Transport

The successful applicant will remain as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRt) and support Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) responsibilities. In addition, the extended role transport RRT will commit to a dedicated team to provide 24/7 transport of critically ill neonates and children for up to 50% of shifts. The extended role team will function under the direction of the Transport Medical Directives and physician transport leaders to stabilize an dprovide safe transport of the above population from community hospitals to the nearest accepting tertiary care Centre in the Province of Ontario. The successful applicant must commit to continued employment and assignment to the Critical Care Transport Team at Victoria Hospital for a period of three (3) years after the training period. 

What we offer:

  • Regular Full-Time
  • Rate of Pay: $44.66 per hour - $56.30 per hour *rate of pay for a fully certified transport shift only
  • Hours of Work: 37.5 Hours Per Week
  • Health and Dental Benefits & Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Career developemnt and training opportunities
  • Employee Wellness Initiatives

Qualifications

 
  • Current license from the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario

  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course: BLS-HCP(C)

  • NRP and PALS certification preferred

  • Two years previous work experience in a paediatric and/or level III neonatal critical care

  • Previous experience working on a Neonatal and/or Paediatric transport team preferred

  • Demonstrated clinical competence in assessment and intervention for the critically ill neonatal and paediatric patients

  • Commitment to ongoing education and professional development

  • Demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills with the ability to express ideas clearly, confidently and directly and work through conflicts and differences in a respectful way

  • Ability to recognize own feelings, express them fully and constructively manage own feelings in challenging and emotionally charged situations

  • Ability to express ideas clearly, confidently and directly and work through conflicts and differences in a respectful way

  • Ability to understand the feelings, concerns and needs of other people, demonstrate care and interest towards them and establish and maintain productive relationships

  • Ability to stay effective and resilient when dealing with adverse circumstances and multiple demands

  • Ability to demonstrate an optimistic disposition toward new experiences and change in general

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to adapt to constantly changing, unpredictable situations and varying workload

  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care

  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC

  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Mission, Purpose and Values

  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step); 
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health's current definition of being fully vaccinated. 
  • For more information visit https://www.lhsc.on.ca/careers/health-review-requirements

WHY JOIN US!

There are so many great reasons to join London Health Sciences Centre. Here are a few of the great reasons for joining LHSC. We know that once you get to know us better, you'll want to add your own reasons to the list!

  • A Leading-Edge Environment
  • International Acclaim
  • On-Site Wellness Centre
  • Competitive wages
  • Job Security
  • On the Job Training
  • Internal career progression and advancement opportunities

Together we care, we learn, we discover

If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position.

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racizlized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500 extension #34321 or recruitment@lhsc.on.ca 

As a part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference chec may be conducted as a part of the selection process. 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (orignial document) completed in the last 6 months.

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to heakthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this ector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, inclduing but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee's accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

Does this sound like you? If so, join our growing team!

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   London Health Sciences Centre
Company Website: http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Careers/LHSC/index.htm
Application URL: Click here to apply online