Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator (PT) - Sharbot Lake FHT (Sharbot Lake)

Organization Name
Sharbot Lake FHT (Sharbot Lake)
Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator (PT)
FTE Type
Part Time: 16 hours per week (2 days)

1005 Medical Centre Road
Sharbot Lake ON K0H2P0

General Overview

The Sharbot Lake Family Health Team (SLFHT) is a busy rural practice located in the town of Sharbot Lake in the township of Central Frontenac. The SLFHT is a community based not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing quality, patient-centered health care for individuals and families in Sharbot Lake and surrounding communities.

The Sharbot Lake Family Health Team includes two Family Physicians, Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurses, Dietitians, Occupational Therapist and a range of other health care professionals, Executive Director, Program Manager and administrative support staff who are committed to working together to provide comprehensive, accessible, coordinated primary health care services.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Sharbot Lake Family Health Team, the Registered Respiratory Therapist/ Certified Respiratory Educator will be a part of the inter-disciplinary team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Nurses, Certified Diabetes Educators, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Executive Director, Program Manager and Administrative/Support staff at the SLFHT.

As a member of the SLFHT, the Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator (RRT/CRE) works along with primary care providers to assess and educate patients and their families or caregivers about lung health (i.e. asthma, COPD, etc). The RRT/CRE fosters a collaborative approach to lung health management in the community; promotes and utilizes opportunities to increase awareness, skills and knowledge within the community; identifies and participates in continuing education and research opportunities as appropriate to the goals of the program and in accordance with host site guidelines.

Client Care

  • Conduct individual and family assessments to identify strengths, resources, psychological factors, socioeconomic impact, knowledge, and potential barriers to learning and improved lung health management
  • Provide spirometry testing as outlined in accordance with the American Thoracic Society guidelines
  • Provide lung health education to patients, families and care providers utilizing best practice strategies and standardized PCAP tools, in accordance with PCAP Advisory Group recommendations
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide and/or encourage exercise as part of lung health management
  • Work with patients/families and primary care provider to develop, implement and revise customized self-management plans (Action Plans)
  • Identify community resources and help patients to understand how and when to best access those resources appropriately
  • Provide updates and in-service education to primary care providers on lung health.
  • Consults with primary care providers on the management of their lung health clients as needed.
  • Participates in respiratory research as required

Community Health

  • Serve as a resource to the community by providing information about lung health: liaise with local health care providers, hospitals and community organizations to increase awareness, knowledge and skills.
  • Counsel clients on smoking cessation as required.
  • Incorporate and strengthen organizational and community understanding of health promotion and the broader determinants of health
  • Develop and maintain networks with community organizations, groups and individuals involved in improving community health
  • Support approaches that foster self-help, mutual aid and capacity building


  • Participate in research, as appropriate.
  • Routinely compile, enter and report relevant data per agency and funder request;
  • Perform administrative tasks as related to the position, including activities such as time planning, documentation, and report preparation;
  • Participate in regular program review and planning of program evaluation initiatives with a continuous quality improvement focus
  • Complete documentation in accordance with PCAP standards and policies and practice.

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Complies with all relevant legislation and SLFHT policies, including privacy laws
  • Supports consistent application and development of SLFHT policies and procedures
  • Supports SLFHT’s student and volunteer placement programs
  • Promotes awareness of and participation in SLFHT activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement

Basic Education and Experience Requirements

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
  • Certified Respiratory Educator in good standing or in the process of completing CRE certification
  • Three to five years’ experience in acute or primary care setting (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to community-based healthcare and knowledge of community-based resources
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Persons Check
  • Proficiency with various computer programs and application, especially Microsoft
  • Office, TELUS (PS Suite)
  • Excellent organizational skills and above average attention to detail.


  • Organizational Competencies: Accountability, Client Focus, Collaboration, Continuous Learning
  • Position Competencies: Counselling, Facilitating Groups, Knowledge/Professional/Technical Expertise, Relationship Building, Teamwork

Other Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License, valid insurance coverage, and access to vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Persons Check
  • French language is an asset


Application Instructions

  • Please include a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experiences correspond with the specific job qualifications along with your resume.
  • Email to Maggie Black, Executive Director, Sharbot Lake Family Health Team at