Respiratory Therapist - Burnaby Hospital (BUH)

City Burnaby
Job ID 2022-15359
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Respiratory Therapy
Posting Date
10 months ago(8/9/2022 2:16 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0645 - 1900 & 1845-0700
Days Off
Respiratory Therapy
Salary at Time of Posting
$36.35 - $45.38 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


We currently have an exciting Casual Respiratory Therapist opportunity for you to join our unit at Burnaby Hospital located in Burnaby, B.C.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 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. 


Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (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 individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Detailed Overview

Performs diagnostic, therapeutic, and technical functions of the Respiratory Therapy Services within Burnaby Hospital.


  1. 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.
  2. Maintains documentation on treatments given to patient, equipment parameter settings/values and patient/equipment observations.
  3. Performs cardio-respiratory physiological measurements and calculations, invasive and non-invasive, as required.
  4. Maintains documentation by ensuring reports, records, and workload statistics are complete and accurate according to established departmental standards.
  5. Changes respiratory therapy equipment on a routine basis in the critical care areas.
  6. Performs equipment quality control, maintenance, and minor repairs and maintains documented records.
  7. Assists with inservice education sessions on respiratory care and related respiratory equipment to nursing, medical, and other hospital personnel as required.
  8. 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.


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