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Respiratory Therapist II - NICU, BC Women's Hospital


The Respiratory Therapist provides routine and intensive cardio-respiratory care to infants with complex chronic respiratory conditions, providing CPR/airway management instruction home oxygen and home tracheotomy/ventilation care instruction to parents of infants requiring the services of the provincial home tracheotomy/ventilation program in accordance with established policies, procedures, clinical pathways and professional standards. 


In this role, you will:

  • Reviews patient medical history provides a comprehensive respiratory assessment and recommends appropriate respiratory care.  Documents and communicates patient response and outcomes to the interprofessional team.  
  • Provides instruction and follow up for parents requiring CPR training/airway management, home oxygen, tracheotomy care, ventilation management and any other child-specific respiratory care in the home by identifying instructional and informational needs, demonstrating modalities, and ensuring optimal performance and integration of equipment.  Monitors and assesses patient status to measure and trend for better control and awareness of respiratory health status.  
  • In collaboration with the Neonatal Program and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team assists or leads in the development of patient-specific respiratory discharge care plans by performing assessments, determining needs, planning and documenting respiratory equipment and/or respiratory therapies in the home to ensure optimum discharge care. 
  • In collaboration with the Neonatal Program Respiratory Therapy Supervisor, Neonatal Program Educators, Respiratory Therapy Educator (instructor) and the Discharge Planning and Family Education Coordinator develop and revises standard discharge respiratory education materials for patients with complex respiratory problems as required. 
  • Collaborates with Professional Practice Leader and other designated staff to ensure consistency of respiratory standards/competencies through methods such as identifying processes/forms which require improvement, drafting/revising documentation for review, and providing input to improve patient and family care; implements new procedures/standards/protocols as approved. 


You have:

  • A graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy, successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care examination.
  • A minimum of three years of neonatal respiratory care experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 
  • Eligible for membership with the British Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT) and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT). 
  • Successful completion of a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Instructor’s Program. 
  • Current Basic Life Support certification. 
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification. 

You can:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meets deadlines and function efficiently despite interruptions and workload fluctuations. 
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all team members. 
  • Critical thinking skills. 
  • Ability to develop and deliver educational programs for parents of infants requiring respiratory support within the home. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate all pertinent respiratory-related equipment. 
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


If this sounds like you, apply now!



About Us


BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education. BC Women's is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. 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:


We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants 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. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.



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  • 82515
  • Temporary, Full-Time (until January 2020)
  • Wage: $30.75 - $38.33 per hour
  • Rotating Shifts, 0645-1901, 0700-1500
  • 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9
Labor AgreementHealth Science Professionals
Requisition #82515-2323407
Work SiteChildren's & Women's Hlth Cntr
Job TypeTemporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration8  Months
Salary/Rate$38.33 / Hour
Hours of Work0645-1901, 0700-1500
Work DaysRotating
Expiry Date31-Aug-2019

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