Respiratory Therapist

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2022-20290
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Respiratory Therapy
Posting Date
2 months ago(6/13/2022 4:38 PM)
Employment Type
Part Time
FTE
0.54
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0700-1900/1900-0700
Program/Service
Respiratory Therapy
Salary at Time of Posting
$30.82-$38.56 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?

 

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.

 

We have an exciting Part Time opportunity for a Respiratory Therapist to join our team at Chilliwack General Hospital located in Chilliwack, BC.

 

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.

 

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation with you.

 

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

 

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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.

Responsibilities


  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-gradients and charts results as part of the medical record.

  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.

  6. As directed by Physician''s order, administers therapeutic treatments, such as aerosol, humidity, and medical gas therapy.

  7. Performs pulmonary function testing, such as spirometry, pre- and post-bronchial dilation spirometry, and related quality control tests for inpatients and outpatients as assigned. 

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

  9. Participates in the orientation of new staff members/therapists to the hospital and informs them of the hospital practices and procedures in all phases of Respiratory and related services.

  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program. Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care (CBRC) credentialing exam. One year's recent, related 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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