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Employed Student Respiratory Therapist- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC


What you'll do

  • Assesses, records and reports the health status of patients to identify and document patient status by performing duties such as:
    • Collecting patient data from patient chart and other related patient records, observing patient condition, and conducting physical assessments;
    • Collaborating with other members of the Respiratory Therapy team, multi-disciplinary team, patient and family;
    • Documenting health care status;
    • Reporting current status or changes in status to appropriate personnel as required.
  • Collaborates with the Respiratory Therapy team, multi-disciplinary team members, community care partners, and the patient and family and assists in development and modification of patient care plan, including the flow of care, to address the assessed needs of the individual by:
    • Assisting patient to develop health-promoting relationships;
    • Assisting in the establishment of short and long term health status goals;
    • Assisting in the identification and prioritization of appropriate care actions such as preventative, therapeutic, and rehabilitative aspects of care;
    • Assisting in the discharge planning process.
  • Based upon the previous skillset of the Employed Student, and the assessed competencies by the supervising Respiratory Therapist, provides Respiratory Therapy care by performing functions commensurate with level of education and training:
    • Assists and/or supports the supervising Respiratory Therapist with procedures, therapies, interventions, etc., which may include, but not limited to the following:
    - Assessing, applying, monitoring and managing basic oxygen therapy,
    - Administering inhaled medications,
    - Basic airway management (including airway adjuncts, bronchial hygiene, tracheostomy care, etc.),
    - Maintaining and weaning invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation,
    - Invasive and non-invasive ventilator monitoring and documentation,
    - Explaining care plan to patient and family,
    - Identifying and reporting crisis or emergent situations,
    - Teaching self/home care skills to patient and/or family members, and
    - Stocking, maintaining and taking inventory of related supplies and equipment.

What you bring

  • Successful completion of Level 1 of clinical placement from an accredited and recognized Respiratory Therapy Program and continued enrollment in a recognized education program. Certification in Basic Life Support or equivalent.

You will have the ability to

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Organize assigned workload and set priorities.
  • Think critically and problem solve.
  • Deal effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts including co-workers, patients, and families, physicians, community agency representatives.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstate awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commit to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring:

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Casual 

Wage: $30.40 - $37.96 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver V6H 2N9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Variable days and hours

Requisition # CAS-138615

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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