Respiratory Therapist I (Float)
in St. John's, NL

St. John's, NL
Full-time - Permanent
$29.95 - $33.36 / hour
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Competition Number: 2023000215

Location: Health Sciences Centre
Respiratory Therapist I (Float)
Professional Practice Program - Respiratory Therapy
Permanent, Full Time

75 bi-weekly (12 hour shift work; days, nights, weekends, rotating)
CG-34 ($29.95 - $33.36 per hour)
Competition Number
Posted Date
20 January 2023
Closing Date
Opened until filled

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Respiratory Therapist's responsibilities will include but are not limited to: airway management, mechanical ventilation, arrest and trauma response teams, patient transport, and pulmonary diagnostics for Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal populations.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Neonatal Transport Team where applicable.
This position reports and maintains accountability to the Professional Practice Consultant for Respiratory Therapy for professional integrity and practice issues.
Successful applicants in the Float Pool will provide relief coverage for a minimum of 2 sites and will rotate sites intermittently.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Constantly moves/lifts up to 10 lbs, regularly moves/lifts up to 25 lbs. and occasionally is required to reposition/move up to 30 lbs. Pushes/pulls up to medium force.
Constantly walks/stands with occasional fast pace/run; works in awkward positions to perform/assist with procedures.
Constantly uses fine finger/precision, auditory, sensory, and visual concentration to provide clinical interventions, assess/monitor patients, to complete documentation, etc.
May be subject to time pressures/deadlines and subject to lack of control over work pace.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited academic program in Respiratory Therapy is required.
Proof of current registration from the NL Council of Health Professionals is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.
*The successful applicant must be willing to complete at the first available opportunity Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) in-house as determined by the employer.
*The successful applicant must complete in-house neonatal transport training at the first available opportunity in order to become a member of the Neonatal Transport Team. This is not a requirement for the entire Float Pool.
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Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext 5-2 immediately
To become a part of our team, please submit an up to date resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected] Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.
Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Line at 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

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About Eastern Health

We are the largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada serving residents on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas.

Our Vision

Healthy People, Healthy Communities

Eastern Health’s vision is Healthy People, Healthy Communities. This vision is based on the understanding that both the individual and the community have important roles to play in maintaining good health.

We work with the communities we serve, and partner with others who share a commitment to improving health and well-being, to help us achieve this vision.

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