BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,500 births in 2005/6, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
BCW and BCCH are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
$26.96 to $33.65 per hour
Under the direction of the Professional Practice Leader, Respiratory Therapy, you will provide routine and intensive respiratory care, as part of a dynamic interprofessional team, to patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labour & Delivery, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Emergency/Trauma Unit, and in other patient care units throughout the hospitals. In accordance with established policies, clinical pathways and professional standards you will review medical histories, conduct assessments of pathophysical condition and recommend appropriate patient care, documenting all responses and outcomes. You will also recommend and administer individualized medical gas therapies as well as initiate, monitor and assess ventilator dependent patients.
In addition to clinical responsibilities, you will also participate in departmental, program and health committees and attend departmental/ program meetings to provide and exchange information.
Qualifications include graduation from an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy and successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care examination. You also possess current registration with the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT) and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT), as well as current Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification. Your highly developed communication, organizational and critical thinking skills will assist you in setting priorities, meeting deadlines and functioning efficiently in an environment with workload fluctuations, while current and continuing knowledge and understanding of all pertinent respiratory related equipment will ensure your success in this key role. We offer excellent career pathing and professional development opportunities for qualified Respiratory Therapists in pulmonary diagnostics, sleep technology, anesthesia assistants and extracorporal life support.
If you’d like to join our dedicated team, working to improve the health of our province’s infants, children and youth, we invite you to apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.
For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca
For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website at: www.bcchildrens.ca or www.bcwomens.ca
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities