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Respiratory Therapist Educator - PICU, BC Children’s Hospital


Reporting to the Program Manager or designate and collaborating with the Respiratory Therapy Professional Practice Leader (PPL) and Professional Practice Coordinator (PPC), the RT Educator, PICU acts as a clinical resource for respiratory therapists and the interdisciplinary team and learners. Assists and supports respiratory therapists to deliver quality care for an identified patient population by providing information based on theory/practice, assessing clinical/technical skills. The RT Educator, PICU is a knowledge translator and change agent who is accountable for promoting excellence in clinical practice and quality patient care. Supports and participates in direct patient care as appropriate, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures. 



In this role, you will:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate educational and clinical programs to meet the learning needs of respiratory therapy staff including orientation, clinical teaching and in service. Develop and review instructional materials. Maintain program records.
  • Participate in the performance and skill assessment of staff from an education perspective. Develop skill assessment programs. Certify staff in specialized skills.
  • Act as a clinical role model and resource for staff and division in the area of expertise. Participate in educational and clinical audits. Participate in Quality Improvement projects as a leader, facilitator or team member.
  • Provide education to learners, respiratory therapists, medical staff, nursing and other health professionals on respiratory therapy related clinical practice, equipment, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the development, communication and evaluation of standards, procedures and protocols. Participate in selected Respiratory research activities. Facilitate changes in Respiratory practice.


You hold: 

  • Graduation of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Three (3) years recent related experience in a Pediatric/Neonatal tertiary care facility including leadership activities or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Successful completion of Canadian Board of Respiratory Care Examinations.
  • Eligibility for registration (RRT) with the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT).
  • Eligibility for registration with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for patient population 


You have the:

  • Ability to communicate and present ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize workload, establishes priorities, delegate assignments and function as a resource person.
  • Ability to supervise effectively and promote interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to manage conflict situations and facilitate resolution and change.
  • Ability to deal with frequently changing situations and unexpected events.
  • Ability to critically analyze situations, make autonomous decisions and resolve problems.
  • Ability to develop and implement short term and long term objectives.
  • Ability to teach and provide instruction, mentor & preceptor students & learners.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 



If this sounds like you, apply now!



About Us


BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the most seriously ill or injured children from across BC.


BCCH 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.


  • 85296
  • Regular, Full-Time
  • Wage: $31.84 to $39.72 per hour
  • Monday to Thursday; 06:30 – 16:30
  • 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9



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Labor AgreementHealth Science Professionals
Requisition #85296-2327600
Work SiteChildren's & Women's Hlth Cntr
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Salary/Rate$39.72 / Hour
Hours of Work06:30-16:30
Work DaysMonday to Thursday
Expiry Date18-Oct-2019

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