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Professional Practice Leader, Respiratory Therapy - Children’s & Women’s Health Centre

Respiratory Therapy, Professional Practice Leader

BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre



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


You are an established Respiratory Therapist who is well-respected by peers in your field, and considered as a visionary for the future of clinical practice. As a strong clinician, you enjoy leading and coaching junior team members to develop their own technical skills. You are known as a “go-to person” for standards of practice, protocols, and leading research, likely in the neonatal/pediatric populations. The opportunity to lead practice improvement and work collaboratively with respiratory medicine and neonatal/pediatric intensive care team members sounds like the next career challenge you’re ready to embrace.


What you’ll do


The Professional Practice Leader (PPL), Respiratory Therapy reports to the Director of Professional Practice, and is responsible for the delivery of professional, clinical, and academic respiratory therapy services within BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. The PPL holds accountability for ensuring professional standards, registration requirements, practice guidelines, professional credentials and the code of ethics for Respiratory Therapy staff are understood, monitored and maintained. Usual duties include:

  • Participate in the planning and coordination of service delivery, including the development of practice guidelines, goals, objectives and interprofessional clinical pathways using evidence-based practice.
  • Ensure the professional practice framework, and policies and procedures, are in place to meet related accreditation standards and standards of care, and where applicable, the Health Professions Act.
  • Together with education resource team members, develop processes for defining and implementing advanced practice skills for Respiratory Therapists; advocates for using full scope of practice.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Professional Practice and the Program Managers in the development of the quality improvement and risk management programs, through upgrading and maintaining policies, procedures and clinical guidelines.
  • Represent or facilitate the representation of Respiratory Therapy regionally, provincially and nationally; as well as in internal and external advisory groups, committees, and planning groups.


What you bring



  • Graduation from an accredited program in Respiratory Therapy
  • Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care Examinations
  • Membership in the BC Society of Respiratory Therapy and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapy
  • Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Education, Public Health or Health Administration, plus 4-6 years of recent, related experience including 2 years’ supervisory experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Respiratory Therapy theory and practice
  • Standards of practice and regulations for Respiratory Therapy (as established by the National Alliance for Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies)
  • Organization policies, procedures, and standards of care
  • Other health care disciplines and their role in client care
  • Research process and methodology


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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
$43.83 to $45.82 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
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What we do


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


BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

BCCH and BCW are 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.


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PHSA, BCCH, and BCW 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.



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