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Respiratory Therapist I, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
Respiratory Therapist I, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
You believe that the greatest gifts indeed come in small packages, and the privilege of caring for neonatal and maternal populations humans is your passion. As a CBRC-certified respiratory therapist, your knowledge and critical thinking skills are top notch, yet you work with the knowledge that collaborative, interdisciplinary care yields best patient outcomes. You approach each new challenge with insight, openness, and true professionalism.
**Relocation expenses up to $5,000 available for qualified candidates.
What you’ll do
The Respiratory Therapist provides routine and intensive cardio-respiratory care to patients in accordance with established policies, procedures, clinical pathways and professional standards; and supports the NICU’s interdisciplinary team with respiratory therapy expertise. Usual duties include:
- Provide exemplary patient care through case review and physical assessment; recommendations for plan of care; documentation of patient response and outcomes
- Operate respiratory equipment for patient care, including initial set up, ongoing quality control procedures, and initiating appropriate adjustments required by care
- Support patient care for indiviudals who are ventilator dependent, including assessment and monitoring to meet care protocols and daily care plans
- Recommend and administer individualized medical gas therapies for patients
- Provide invasive and non-invasive cardio-pulmonary monitoring
What you bring
Qualifications and Certifications
- Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy
- Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care examination
- Current and continuing registration with British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT) and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
- Current Basic Life Support certification
- Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification
Skills and Experience
- Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; comfortable with direct interactions with patients and their families, interdisciplinary team members, and respiratory therapy colleagues
- Approaches daily work in an organized and efficient manner; with the ability to set appropriate priorities and meet deadlines
- Maintains flexibility in schedule to collaborate effectively as a team member, and to continually focus on tasks at hand despite interruptions and workload fluctuations
- Uses critical thinking skills to meet daily challenges both proactively when possible, and reactively to address rapidly changing situations in patient care
- Physically carry out the duties of the position and operate all pertinent respiratory-related equipment
- 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.
- Commitment 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).
- 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.
- 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).
- 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: Regular, Full-Time Opportunities
Wage: $30.82 to $38.56 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Rotating Schedule; 0645-1901, 1845-0701
Requisition Number: 139342E, 141117E, 144960E
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 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.
BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 BCW are committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, 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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