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Respiratory Therapist
ALB00285162 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

This is a Full-Time Position in the Respiratory Department at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray. You will receive a wide range of experience as you cover all areas of the hospital. You will: Provide patient assessment, treatment and education on receipt of referral. Provide interventions and maintenance for COVID patients within the facility. Perform routine respiratory therapy including oxygen therapy, airway management, ventilator initiation, monitoring and management. Perform respiratory diagnostic procedures including ABG sampling and analysis, bedside spirometry, Level III sleep study and assisting with Bronchoscopies; and other duties as required. Provide outpatient procedures such as ABG sampling; walk tests; trach changes, and other procedures as required. Maintain respiratory equipment used for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Liaise with other health care personnel about respiratory tests and treatments. Maintain required annual certifications and competencies. Other duties as required. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


As a Respiratory Therapist I, you will assess patients (clients, resident), develop and implement respiratory therapy care plans and monitor their progress. You will be responsible for various diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and interventions. You will collaborate with various clinical teams and groups to enhance clinical outcomes. You will provide training and assist health care providers in the use and care of respiratory equipment as well as educate patients and their families regarding diseases, medications, equipment and treatments.

  • Classification: Resp Therapist I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Unit and Program: Respiratory Department
  • Primary Location: Fort McMurray N Lts HC/Mnt Hlt
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 08-JUL-2022
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 18-JUL-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 11.25
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 28
  • Shifts per cycle: 96
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $36.81
  • Maximum Salary: $47.30
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Active or eligible registration with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Current NRP certification. Current ACLS certification. Minimum of 1-year experience in a health care setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

PALS certification.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Hiring Requirements:

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

COVID-19 Immunization: Proof of full immunization against COVID-19. Full immunization status is achieved when 14 days have passed after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or the first dose of a single-dose vaccine. See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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