Registered Nurse with interest in Respiratory (Term) - Brockton and Area FHT (Walkerton)

Organization Name
Brockton and Area FHT (Walkerton)
Registered Nurse with interest in Respiratory (Term)
FTE Type
Full-time, Contract

21 McGivern Street W
Walkerton ON N0G 2V0

Closing date

JOB POSTING: Registered Nurse with interest in Respiratory
Position Type: Contract
Hours of Work: Full-time
Job Location: Primary Care sites within Grey and Bruce Counties
Application Deadline: November 30, 2020
Reports To: Coordinator/Manager Asthma Research Group Inc.

The successful applicant works collaboratively within an inter-professional team, with an ongoing standard of excellence and leadership in cardio-respiratory care, education and research. Job responsibilities involve assessing the needs of patients, developing and implementing plans of care in consultation with patient/family and the inter-professional health care team. The Registered Nurse will act as a strong advocate for professional and medical advancement and have a commitment to furthering their own knowledge base through continuing education and life-long learning.

Core Competencies

  • Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Research and Analysis
  • Decision making and Judgement
  • Operating Equipment
  • Providing Consultation
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • Mediating and Negotiating
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Communication
  • Energy & Stress
  • Team-Work

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for patient respiratory care, therapeutic treatments and the diagnostic procedures related to pulmonary (breathing) disorders and issues
  • Consult with the physician and any other health care individual involved, to define the appropriate plan of action of the specific individuals’ case
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Perform diagnostic testing, and case management strategies following evidence-based care and Canadian guidelines.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care.
  • Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians' orders.
  • Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.
  • Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Certified Respiratory Educator in good standing with the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care strongly recommended
  • Knowledgeable regarding the patient process and its application, including the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of medical care
  • Demonstrated ability to assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respecting their confidentiality and privacy and communicating in a courteous, respectful and non-judgemental manner
  • Excellent time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills when interacting with professionals or patients.
  • Ability to analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures.
  • High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop patient centred goals and action plans.

How to Apply
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