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Respiratory Therapist I, NICU - BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre

Respiratory Therapist I, Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Vancouver BC

 

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 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

 

 

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: Two (2) Temporary, Full-Time Opportunities

 

  • Requisition Number: 125102E (Until July 27, 2023) ; Hours of work: Rotating; 0645-1901, 1845-0701
  • Requisition Number: 130663E (Until February 16, 2023)Hours of work: Rotating; 0645-1901, 1845-0701

 

Wage: $30.82 to $38.56 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2N9

 

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.

 

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

 

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