Airway Management Nurse

Canadian Health Labs
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Canadian Health Labs (CHL) is a mobile healthcare provider under contract to provide healthcare services for various public and private sector organizations throughout Canada. This is an opportunity to contribute to keeping Canadians safe and healthy while getting to explore new locations across our beautiful country.

Experienced Airway Management Nurses are needed for travel/deployment assignments throughout Canada, providing health services in the Emergency Room Department. The Airway Management Nurse delivers nursing care to clients as directed by the physician and in accordance with all required internal and external professional practice standards.

Evening and Weekend availability required.

We are looking for individuals who can travel/deploy for a minimum of 28-days (or longer).

CURRENT LOCATION: Newfoundland Hospitals

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Assessment of patient vital signs including: Temperature, HR, RR, BP, Sp02, EtC02, sedation score.
  • Respiratory assessment to include chest auscultation, work of breathing and patient's comfort with the ventilator.
  • Verify security of artificial airway
  • Knowledgeable of current and prescribed ventilator settings.
  • Collecting Blood Gases if ordered and arterial line is present.
  • Removal of the ETT/tracheostomy tube.
  • Follow ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) prevention protocol
  • Assess the patient's ability to wean
  • Suctioning as required both orally and via the artificial airway
  • Perform routine nursing duties in accordance with company policies and procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice as defined by the provincial regulating body; perform specialized nursing procedures for which recognized training and current competency can be demonstrated.
  • Adhered to the current policies and procedures outline by the hospital setting and Canadian Health Labs
  • Collaborate effective with interdisciplinary team member (physicians, NP, social worker)
  • Consult with physicians, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients regarding education and implementation of product specific programs
  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary health care team providing oversight and delegation of tasks to RPN/LPN, PSW as in accordance with the provincial college of nurses guidelines and institutional policies.
  • Perform related duties and tasks as required
  • Maintain a safe and supportive environment for clients, family and staff members.

Education and Qualifications:
  • Diploma/Degree (RN or NP) and proof of good standing with the College of Nurses
  • Valid BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS certifications
  • Successfully completion of the learning module for Mechanical Ventilation
  • Competent in intubation.
  • At least two years of recent relevant experience, preferably in a hospital; new grads may be considered for hire on an individual basis, providing they meet all other hiring criteria.
  • Recent CRC/Vulnerable record check within the past 180 days
  • Provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required as per provincial Covid-19 Immunization and Management Policy. (All hires must have received a full dose series of a COVID19 vaccine approved by health Canada, and have received the final dose (3) of the COVID19 vaccine within 14 days prior to the start date.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of clinical and non-clinical Field employees and interpret company policies, strong track record in health teaching.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to handle difficult situations in an objective consistent format.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Nurse in Charge experience considered an asset
  • Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks
  • Ability to prioritize care and demonstrates critical thinking skills
  • Able to travel from assignment to assignment.
  • Evidence of current CPR certification

Compensation: Is based on experience and qualifications.

Generous base + long-term deployment incentive options.

This is a CONTRACT position

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