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Respiratory Therapist I, PICU - BC Children's Hospital
Respiratory Therapist I - PICU
BC Children’s Hospital, $30.82 to $38.56 per hour
Multiple Opportunities Available!
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at BC Children’s Hospital is where children who have, or may have, serious health needs are cared for. The PICU is located in the Teck Acute Care Centre in the heart of the BC Children’s Hospital and is the flagship for the transformation of child health in BC. The Centre includes a state-of-the-art facility featuring bright, modern single occupant patient rooms, access to natural light and rooftop gardens that focuses on patient and family centred care. The Hudson Family Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has 28 private patient rooms. These large, spacious rooms provide more space for equipment and large teams of health providers to care for our young patients and their family to be present throughout their care.
What you’ll do
- Review patient’s medical history, conduct assessments of the patient’s pathophysical condition, recommend appropriate care and document patient response and outcomes.
- Set up, check, perform specified quality control procedures and operate respiratory equipment, making adjustments as appropriate.
- Initiate, monitor and assess ventilator dependent patients as per care protocols and daily care.
- Recommend and administer individualized medical gas therapies.
- Provide invasive and non-invasive cardio-pulmonary monitoring.
What you bring
- Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy and successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care examination.
- Current and continuing registration with British Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT) and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT).
- Current Basic Life Support certification.
- Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification.
You will have the ability to:
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines and function efficiently despite interruptions and workload fluctuations.
- Collaborate effectively with all team members.
- Use critical thinking skills.
- Operate all pertinent respiratory related equipment.
- Physically carry out the duties of the position.
What’s in it for you
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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Multiple Opportunities; Regular Full-Time, Regular Part-Time, Temporary Full-Time, Temporary Part-Time, and Casual
$30.82 to $38.56 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.
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 is 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.