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Full-Time Respiratory Therapist, Geriatric Rapid Response and Palliative Consultative Care Team

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

POSTING # ESC 007/16

JOB TITLE:  Full-Time Respiratory Therapist, Geriatric Rapid Response and Palliative Consultative Care Team (Primary Focus:  Geriatric Rapid Response Team) – Home Site  Chatham                                     

LOCATION:  Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre; Travel for this position is required between all sites of the Erie St. Clair CCAC

SUPERVISOR: Patient Services Manager

Reporting to the Patient Services Manager, this position is responsible for the effective delivery of respiratory therapist services to Geriatric Rapid Response and Palliative Care Consultative Team (PCCT) patient upon referral from Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre Care Coordinators and in accordance with professional college standards, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care guidelines and Erie St. Clair CCAC policies.  The objective of the services delivered by the Respiratory Therapist is to support symptom management, restore, maintain or develop the patient's functional performance and facilitate care giving and thereby delay institutionalization and facilitate reintegration into the community.  This position focuses on the clinical intervention to support these patients in their own homes. The Respiratory Therapist will participate in events to promote CCAC objectives, activities, programs and services and will ensure that the Geriatric and Palliative Program is provided in accordance with CCAC policies, relevant legislation, and professional disciplines. This position may be required to travel across the Erie St. Clair region; however the primary home site will be Chatham.  This position is also involved in program development as the program grows and evolves to meet the needs of the community.  Other duties as assigned, in order to meet the needs of the organization.


  • Provides consultation and delivers coordinated quality palliative care services and GRRT services
  • Provides respiratory support to patients within the GRRT/PCCT
  • Implements and maintains service standards, monitors and reviews caseload statistics and indicators
  • Participates in the development and manages the implementation and evaluation of new service delivery strategies
  • Ensures Palliative Care respiratory services are provided in accordance with CCAC policies, relevant legislation and professional disciplines
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with service providers and professional organizations to deliver quality patient care and to ensure quality of care is current
  • Participates in events to promote CCAC objectives, activities, programs and services
  • Works effectively with superiors and colleagues to deliver effective and efficient patient service delivery
  • Acts as a key resource to all CCAC staff regarding GRRT/PCCT
  • Provides advice and guidance in managing difficult or challenging issues facing patients living with chronic diseases and at end of life
  • Identifies program needs and provides input to ongoing planning
  • Communicates with Manager regarding job content, specific objectives, personal performances and action plans to achieve performance objectives
  • While the current focus of the GRRT team activities is on the patient populations who have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease (COPD) the geriatric response team will provide care and support to all patients living with chronic disease as needed


  • A member in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapy of Ontario
  • Individuals with Certification in Respiratory Education (CRE) preferred
  • At least two years of relevant work experience
  • Specialized knowledge regarding Geriatric Services and palliative Care services an asset
  • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
  • Good knowledge of CCAC priorities, policies, practices and service standards
  • Good knowledge and understanding of legislation governing health care activities
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated oral/written proficiency with Canada's two official languages will be looked upon favourably
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver's License and access to a vehicle
  • Must be able to operate a computer

    Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our Respiratory Therapists are members of the Ontario Nurses Association. Experience working with diverse, multicultural client groups as well as homeless, palliative, acquired brain injury (ABI) and geriatrics is an asset.

    Priority consideration will be given to candidates who possess knowledge of Canada's two official languages.
    Qualified individuals are invited to apply by April 5, 2016, in writing to:

    Human Resources

    Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre

    5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor

    Windsor ON  N8T 1C5

    Fax:  519 258 7354


    We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Please quote the posting number in the subject line of your e-mail:



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