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About Hinton, Alberta
From pristine waterways and majestic wilderness to a diverse collection of parks, trails, and amenities, the area covered by the Bighorn Primary Care Network in western-central Alberta includes the town of Hinton, the hamlet of Grande Cache, and the surrounding area. The region straddles the County of Yellowhead and Municipal District of Greenview.
Hinton is located 15 minutes east of the Jasper National Park and is an inclusive community celebrating an abundance of culture, art, and outdoor recreation. To learn more about this amazing place on the edge of the Rocky Mountains visit www.Hinton.ca
About The Bighorn PCN
The Bighorn PCN is a partnership between Grande Cache and Hinton family physicians, Alberta Health, and Alberta Health Services. The Primary Care Network (PCN) is seen as an opportunity to address specific service gaps identified through innovative approaches tailored to our unique local situation, and to achieve the biggest impact through the efficient utilization of available resources.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) position works collaboratively with Family Physicians and the University Lung Clinic to enhance the delivery of local health care services in alignment with the Patients Medical Home Model of Care. The RRT will perform Pulmonary Function Testing and facilitate patient and community education including smoking cessation and Pulmonary Rehab.
What you will do...
Coordinate and manage patients’ care within professional scope of practice
Utilize a patient and family-partnered care approach to care delivery which ensures that patients/families are partners in their health care planning and treatment
Facilitate continuity of care between the patient, physician, and other members of the health care team
Facilitate education sessions in 1:1 appointment and or group settings including pulmonary rehab, COPD Education and Smoking Cessation
Responsible for the daily operations of the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory in collaboration with the University Lung Clinic
Perform Pulmonary Function Testing including but not limited to Spirometry, lung volumes and diffusion capacity in accordance with ATS standards
Oximetry, at rest and/or exercise
Maintain and calibrate Pulmonary Function Testing Equipment
Knowledge of Medical Device Reprocessing and infection control
Collaborate and communicate effectively with primary care physicians, the University Lung Clinic, PCN team members, health care professionals from external agencies, and contacts at other health/social care organizations
Utilize quality improvement activities to improve identified gaps or knowledge in clinical care
Participate in evaluation and Reporting activities related to the clinical role
Document patient health history, assessment, treatment information, etc.
What you need to succeed...
Fluency in English language (written and verbal)
Computer skills: email, MS Word, MS Excel, scheduling
Effective teaching and communication skills
Ability to recognize change in a patient’s health status and determine when to collaborate with family physician
Ability to effectively utilize Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software
Ability to make evidence-based decisions in accordance with best practice guidelines
Ability to build collaborative and respectful relationships with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
Awareness of the Patient’s Medical Home Model of Care, social determinants of health, and principles of self-management
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRRT)
Active registration with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA)
Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certification – BLS for Health Care Providers
Certified Respiratory Educator designation would be an asset
Previous pulmonary function experience would be an asset, but not necessary.
Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check