Resource Lead - Respiratory Therapy

  • Trillium Health Partners
  • Feb 04, 2019
Full time Allied Profession

Job Description

Position: Resource Lead, Respiratory Therapy

File#: 2019-12795

Status: Full Time

Dept./Health System: In-Patient Medicine & Intensive Care Units Program

Site: Credit Valley Hospital

Hours of Work/Shift: Monday to Friday; 0700 to 1500; occasional weekends and/or evenings may be required

Posted: January 15, 2019

Internal Deadline: January 22, 2019  

Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community - patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan - quality, access and sustainability - anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients - inside and outside the hospital.

We will focus on three key priorities:

  • Highest quality care and exceptional experience
  • The right care, in the right place, at the right time
  • Research, innovation and education to improve and deliver better patient outcomes

As partners in creating a new kind of health care, we are Better Together.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Respiratory Therapy and the Critical Care Response Teams, the RT Resource Lead is the key leader who will assume coordination of the day to day operations. The Resource Lead will promote an environment that is dedicated to providing quality patient care. You will also facilitate and support strong communication and interdisciplinary relationships You will provide support to the patient flow team to optimize bed utilization. It is expected that through collaboration with the RT Educator and the RT Professional Practice Leader the Resource Lead will continually seek and identify opportunities to improve patient care and safety, while encouraging team cohesion through the sharing of information or expertise, coaching, mentoring and working together to problem solve.

The Resource Lead will primarily focus on actively supporting patient care and staff on the units. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to staff and patients on an ongoing basis by rounding daily and ensuring to provide any operational supports required for patient care
  • Be present at shift change to understand urgent patient care or staffing issues, and assist in organizing the workflow for the day
  • Attend the daily bed meetings at the hospital and huddles in the ICU in order to assist with any patient flow opportunities (e.g. patient transfers to other facilities)
  • Facilitate appropriate care planning with the interprofessional team to support seamless transitions for our patients
  • Be familiar with the patient care plans and ensure consistency between shifts
  • Liaises with his / her counterpart at the MH
  • Liaises with charge RNs in ICU daily and other units as needed
  • Act as the initial contact person for patient and family inquiries; infection prevention and control; patient flow and general daily operational inquires
  • Is a positive role model and change champion for new initiatives
  • Assists in the development of effective interpersonal relationships among interprofessional team through coaching, mentoring and facilitating difficult conversations
  • Monitors the quality of patient care and workload through daily huddles and monitoring of key quality metrics on the Quality Board
  • Reports clinical/performance issues to the Clinical Manager including potential solutions for resolution
  • Responsible for ensuring unplanned absences are appropriately covered
  • Reviews all patient safety incidents by investigating and informing the manager of areas of concern
  • Supports the department and the manager in the collection, monitoring and reporting of RT workload on a monthly basis, including staff compliance with submitting workload per shift
  • Responsible for overseeing the ordering supplies and ensuring just in time inventory is sufficient for patient care needs
  • Acts as a key liaison with suppliers, vendors and biomedical engineering as applicable
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:          

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist with current certificate in excellent standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists
  • Minimum of five years acute care experience with the medicine and critical care patient population
  • Demonstrates a commitment to life-long professional development
  • Recent experience in mentoring and preceptoring
  • ACLS and BLS Certificate required
  • Excellent performance and attendance required
  • Exceptional and demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), including conflict resolution, negotiation, ability to have difficult conversations.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated exceptional critical thinking and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing with the CRTO
  • Formal education in healthcare, health policy, change management, quality or patient safety
  • Advanced knowledge of hospital standards, policies, procedures, reporting structure and emergency measures
  • Has the ability and desire to create a positive work environment where all staff are motivated to do their best
  • Previous experience in process improvement
  • Experience with implementation and working with HIS
  • Ability to role model leadership behaviours and a desire for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrates compassion, excellence and courage in daily interactions with patients, families, staff, physicians, learners and volunteers
  • Demonstrated respect and support for diversity within and among our patients, families and teams 

Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply. 

To pursue this career opportunity, please visit our website:

 Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage.  To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.

  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.  

 All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act. 

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Job Category

Allied Profession


Mississauga, ON