Job Posting 85142

Registered Respiratory Therapist
Somerset West Community Health Centre
Ottawa area
closes in 17 days (Wed, 20 Jul)
full time  •  $34.83 - $40.98 per hour

Position Title:         Registered Respiratory Therapist

Classification:         Therapist

Department:             Primary Health Care

Reporting to:           Manager, Lung Health Program

Type:                         Full Time, Permanent

Pay Band:                $34.83 per hour - $40.98 per hour

Benefits:                   Excellent benefits package including Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Deadline:                  Ongoing until the position is filled.
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About us:

We are the Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC), a non-profit, community-governed organization that serves over 16K clients annually.  We provide a wide range of health care services such as primary health care, health promotion, community development, mental health and harm reduction.  We are deeply connected to the communities we serve.  We make our work meaningful for our community by striving to ensure that our team reflect the community we serve.


Position Description:

Somerset West Community Health Centre is a well-established, non-profit, multi-service Centre providing health, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion. Reporting to the Lung Health Manager, the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is an integral member of a multidisciplinary team providing excellent care to clients with complex respiratory needs living in or returning to the community through the Complex Respiratory Care Program. The RRT provides respiratory therapy outreach across the Champlain Region and must have a strong background in home mechanical ventilation and airway management.   In addition, the RRT will provide ongoing outreach services to the client performing comprehensive respiratory assessment and ongoing education to clients, caregivers and staff involved in the circle of care. The RRT integrates knowledge of the social determinants of health into their daily practice.

The RRT will provide visible, proactive leadership and promote the delivery of client centered care through the application of professional standards and current respiratory guidelines. In consultation with the Lung Health Manager, the individual is responsible for assessing the learning needs, planning, implementing, and evaluating education activities/programs for the CRC program. Caregiver training and direct client care is provided through on- site education in a variety of settings including the clients home, in hospital assisting with discharge back to the community or through home and community care agency locations. The RRT is required to establish strong communication pathways between clients, physicians, specialists, hospitals, and other community partners.

The RRT has an enhanced scope of practice familiar with utilizing RT led protocols and medical directives to develop and enhance the treatment plan for the client.




Education/Professional Experience:

  • Successful completion of a Diploma from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program
  • Current and Active general certificate of registration with CRTO
  • Valid personal liability insurance
  • Current CPR Level C


Key Competencies:

  • 4 years’ experience related to clinical field.
  • 2 years of critical care experience
  • Knowledge of acts or legislation that govern practice: Registered Health Professionals Act (RHPA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Infection, Prevention and Control Measures (IPAC)
  • Knowledge of primary health care and the social determinants of health
  • Experience working with Home Mechanical Ventilation in adult populations
  • Knowledge of Home Mechanical Ventilation Guidelines
  • Strong airway management skills
  • Highly collaborative and works well with other health-care professionals
  • Comprehensive Respiratory Assessment and interventions, as appropriate
  • Ability to liaise with external partners and to advocate for clients


Personal Suitability/Other Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills and a good attitude is a must
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Successful criminal reference check
  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines
  • Proficient use of computers, various software applications and electronic medical record systems
  • Valid Driver’s License and Access to vehicle mandatory
  • Flexibility to travel, including overnight stays on occasion required


Language Capability:

  • Bilingual, English and French, preferred
  • Other additional languages an asset


If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume (enclosed in one document) to:  



**It is the policy of SWCHC to require COVID-19 immunization for all employees, volunteers, students, and contractors, including those who do not work on site with the following exceptions: Persons with a medical reason that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19; Persons with other reasonable considerations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code that restrict them from being vaccinated against Covid 19 vaccination.** 

Somerset West Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of individuals in our programs and services.

We welcome and encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and racialized communities, Two-Spirit, nonbinary, LGBTQ+ people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity seeking groups. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and every attempt will be made to accommodate them.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we can neither confirm receipt of nor respond to inquiries regarding your application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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