Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $36.35 - $45.38 / hour Why Fraser Health?:
Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.
Our team of 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.
We currently have an exciting Casual Respiratory Therapist opportunity for you to join our unit at Burnaby Hospital located in Burnaby, B.C.
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Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.
Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.
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Performs diagnostic, therapeutic, and technical functions of the Respiratory Therapy Services within Burnaby Hospital.
- Performs respiratory care to patients in accordance with established standards and procedures and/or as prescribed by physician such as initiation and education of patient to prescribed inhaled medications, breathing monitoring tools, mechanical ventilation on adult, pediatric and infant patients as prescribed by physician. Performs diagnostic testing, initiates oxygen therapy, and assists with home oxygen therapy. Provides artificial airway care, performs non-invasive physiological monitoring, obtains invasive arterial blood gases, and inserts radial arterial lines. Performs invasive endotracheal intubation; attends cardio-respiratory arrests.
Maintains documentation on treatments given to patient, equipment parameter settings/values and patient/equipment observations.
Performs cardio-respiratory physiological measurements and calculations, invasive and non-invasive, as required.
Maintains documentation by ensuring reports, records, and workload statistics are complete and accurate according to established departmental standards.
Changes respiratory therapy equipment on a routine basis in the critical care areas.
Performs equipment quality control, maintenance, and minor repairs and maintains documented records.
Assists with inservice education sessions on respiratory care and related respiratory equipment to nursing, medical, and other hospital personnel as required.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program. Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care credentialing exam. Eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) and British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT). Current CPR Certificate, Professional Level C. Current Neonatal Resuscitation program certification.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated problem solving, organizational and decisionmaking skills, such as appropriate use of equipment, establishihg workload priorities and handling crisis situations.
Ability to deal effctively with others.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to maintain knowledge of current developments in respiratory therapy by reviewing professional literature, consulting with other professionals and actively participating in relevant educational programs.