Respiratory Therapist

City Abbotsford
Job ID 2022-18561
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Respiratory Therapy
Posting Date
9 months ago(8/24/2022 6:31 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0715-1915; 1915-0715
Days Off
Pulmonary Function
Salary at Time of Posting
$36.35 - $45.38 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

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 nearly 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.


We have exciting opportunities to work casual as a Respiratory Therapist at Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre in Abbotsford, BC. 


Effective October 26, 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.


Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.

Detailed Overview

Provides patient care services related to respiratory therapy by performing diagnostic and therapeutic assessments, interventions and follow-ups as related to respiratory therapy. Performs pulmonary diagnostic tests and provides processed data for interpretation by medical staff. Participates in and provides in-service education sessions in relation to respiratory therapy.

This is a multi-site position providing services at both ARHCC & MMH.


  1. Performs diagnostic and therapeutic assessments, interventions and follow-ups as related to respiratory therapy such as assisting with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and initiating/maintaining mechanical ventilation support of adults, children and infants, providing airway management, patient evaluation, and daily care of patients as prescribed. Attends cardiac arrests and provides assistance such as airway management and blood gas collection, as directed by the physician.

  2. Sets up, calibrates, monitors, and maintains equipment such as ventilators, respiratory monitors, and medical gas administration devices.

  3. Monitors and assesses patients' respiratory parameters, measures and calculates data such as A-a gradients, and charts results as part of the medical records.

  4. Provides test data and treatment information for interpretation by medical staff, and makes recommendations for the technical application of respiratory therapy.

  5. Performs arterial punctures and/or collects arterial samples via arterial lines for arterial blood gas analysis. As directed by Physician''s order, administers therapeutic treatments, such as aerosol, humidity, and medical gas therapy.

  6. Performs pulmonary function testing, such as spirometry, pre- and post-bronchial dilation spirometry, for inpatients and outpatients, and  related quality control tests, as required by the Diagnostic Accreditation Committee.

  7. Participates in and provides various in-service educational programs on the use of respiratory equipment for hospital staff, as required.

  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.



Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program. Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care credentialing exam.

One year's recent related experience in an acute care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C and current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification.

Eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) and the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT).

Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of Respiratory Therapy, including Pulmonary Function and Laboratory Quality Control procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize workload,  proritize and problem solve.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain related respiratory equipment.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


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