Senior Technologist (Anesthesia Assistant) – Respiratory Therapy

Company

St. Joseph's Health Care London

Vision, mission and values VisionWe earn complete confidence in the care we provide, and make a lasting difference in the quest to live fully.Mission - what we doWe help all who come to us for care to maintain and improve their health. We work with people to minimize the effects of injury, disease and disability. We do this by pursuing excellence in care, research and education in a wide range of hospital, clinic, long term and community-based settings.In the spirit of our founders, we care in the example of Jesus Christ and in keeping with our values. We attend to the wholeness of each person – body, mind and spirit. We are a life-affirming community, nurturing a living spirituality through all stages of life, health, suffering and death. We ensure ongoing ethical reflection.We advocate for those who are vulnerable and without a voice. We actively pursue and build partnerships to create a better health care system.Values - how we serveValues are the means by which we work together and serve others. We do our best to demonstrate these values in all actions and decisions, no matter how large or how small. We measure our individual and collective performance in relation to our values.Respect• Honour the people we serve• Appreciate the work of others• Welcome the contributions of all•Celebrate diversity•Be truthful, honest and open•ListenExcellence•Give our best each day•Be creative and resourceful with our gifts, skills and talents•Build on our proud past•Work as a team to seek the new, the undiscovered•LearnCompassion•Be with others•Understand their needs, realities and hopes•Give from the heart•Sustain the spirit•Make a difference•Care

Location

St. Joseph's Hospital - London, ON

Duties

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St. Joseph's Hospital continues to expand the role of the Senior Technologist within clinical settings performing procedures outside the Operating Room. The Senior Technologist is a member of the inter-professional team that works under the direction of an anesthesiologist in patient care areas such as Endoscopy, Cataract Suite and Mental Health to develop and implement the anesthesia plan of care.

Primary responsibilities include assessment of the patient and obtain a preoperative health history, perform various interventions such as the insertion of intravenous catheters, airway management, provision of procedural sedation, administration of anesthetic gases and medications, insertion and management of invasive lines, physiologic monitoring of the stable patient under general anesthetic with the supervision of the Anesthesiologist and under the authority of medical directives.

Requirements

Essential Qualifications

Graduate of the Anesthesia Assistant Advanced Level Certificate program
Valid registration with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
Minimum 1 year experience in the Anesthesia Assistant role
Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A.C.L.S.) certification
Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Skilled in current Respiratory Therapy techniques
Experience with anesthetic delivery units and anesthesiology instrumentation
Demonstrated skill in respiratory assessment and patient education
Demonstrated proficiency in computer programs (ie. PowerChart, Infomed)
Superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
Demonstrated strong problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills
Effective conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member

Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in French would be an asset
Current membership with the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario and/or the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and/or the Ontario Respiratory Care Society

Teaching and Research
St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties

Immunization Requirements
Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Comments

Posting date: July 21, 2021
Submission deadline: August 10, 2021

Interested applicants should apply directly to the posting through the St. Joseph's Health Care London website via https://ats.sjhc.london.on.ca/viewPosting.php?posting=45490

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Contact

Name

Emily Brhelle

Display Name

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

Job Posting Link

St. Joseph's Health Care Londonwebsite

Display Date

2021-07-21

Expiry Date

2021-08-10