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Staff Respiratory Therapist

Requisition ID: 8982 

Position Number: 20070721

Posting End Date: June 20,2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: St. Boniface Hospital

Department / Unit: Respiratory Services 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: MAHCP-Prof/Tech

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 09/12/2018 - 07/31/2019

Reason for Term: Educational Leave

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days; Nights

Daily Hours Worked: 12

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $32.147, $33.109, $34.103, $35.124, $36.180, $37.264, $38.382


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Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the Manager (or designate), the incumbent provides therapeutic, diagnostic, technical and teaching respiratory therapy services, including Pulmonary Function testing, consistent with discipline and professional standards while adhering to the employers’ mission, values and management philosophy.


  • Recent and related clinical experience preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Entry-to-practice academic credential in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited Canadian program or a Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists (MARRT) approved equivalent, if internationally educated, is required.
  • Successful completion of the in-house Pulmonary Functions training program or successful completion of same within one (1) month from commencement in position.


  • Current registration with the MARRT required. Current registration/membership in the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) is preferred.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the SBH policy.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of computer systems and proficiency in the use of various current and related software applications is an asset.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other disciplines and demonstrate professional judgment and initiative.
  • Knowledge of the physiological, social, cultural and economic aspects of patient care.
  • Ability to organize and complete assignments with a minimum of supervision.
  • Willingness to adapt to new concepts, techniques and best practice in the academic and clinical fields of health care.
  • Ability to stand and walk and perform manual ventilation with one or both hands for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to run to emergencies.


If there are no applicants meeting the qualifications, the employer may consider an applicant who does not meet the above qualifications.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health, manual dexterity and visual acuity are required.
  • Ability to lift heavy medical equipment including measuring devices, monitors, D and E size gas cylinders and other equipment (weighing up to15 pounds/6.8 kg).
  • Ability to push wheeled medical equipment.
  • Ability to move H and M size gas cylinders (weighing 66 to 100 pounds/30 to 45.5 kg).
  • Ability to assist with the positioning of clients.
  • May be required to occasionally work extended hours.
  • May be required to work a variety of shifts including weekends and nights.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, radiation, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress etc.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/staff/visitors.


This term position may end earlier as outlined in the Collective Agreement.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

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