Community Respiratory Therapist

City Langley
Job ID 2022-20932
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Respiratory Therapy
Posting Date
2 months ago(6/21/2022 2:41 PM)
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
FTE
1.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Rotating 0800-1630
Program/Service
Primary Health Care - CARES Initiative
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 Relief Full Time opportunity for a Community Respiratory Therapist to join our Primary Health Care – CARES Initiative team located and provide services in the South Fraser Area located in Langley, BC. This relief role is available until December 20, 2022 or until return of incumbent.

 

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

The Community Respiratory Therapist is responsible for the delivery of Community Respiratory Services within Fraser Health including promotion of respiratory health, assessment, diagnostic testing, education, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with respiratory dysfunction.  Formulates and documents respiratory care plans and disease self management strategies.

Responsibilities


  1. As required by physicians and other health care professionals, provides diagnostic testing, disease management education, information, written assessments and recommendations, respiratory intervention based on care plan, and/or home visits for adult, pediatric, and infant patients with respiratory dysfunction.

  2. Formulates and documents patient care plans, based on assessments and diagnostic test results, and according to established procedures to ensure safe and appropriate application of a variety of respiratory equipment and procedures for patients in Fraser Health.

  3. Provides education, support, and counseling to patients/groups regarding respiratory disease management, including breathing techniques, proper use of medications and respiratory equipment, lung and health wellness, smoking cessation

  4. Assesses patients with respiratory limitations for appropriate home oxygen/respiratory therapy and respiratory equipment through methods such as reviewing health records and patient history, performing diagnostic tests such as arterial blood gas sampling, pulse oximetry, spirometry, and blood pressure measurements. Organizes and conducts follow up assessments as required.

  5. Consults with and makes recommendations to the physician leader regarding patients respiratory care, oxygen needs, and home oxygen subsidy approval. Acts as a liaison between the hospital, Community Respiratory Services, and physician to provide information and access to alternative therapy and resources such as respiratory rehabilitation programs, smoking cessation, etc.

  6. Participates in interdisciplinary care conferences, COPD rehabilitation classes, and community respiratory meetings as required.

  7. Assists Respirologists, physicians, acute and community nurses, private respiratory equipment companies, and other health care professionals with the care planning, discharge planning, follow up, and support of respiratory patients who are either frequently admitted to hospital, require complex care strategies, or discharged from Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Provides information, recommendations, and advice regarding the selection and use of respiratory equipment and/or specialized respiratory care, in the home or in a community care facility setting.

  8. Upon the request of a physician, performs arterial blood gas sampling and analysis, portable lung function testing, oximetry, and assessment on patients who are unable to travel to the hospital for the procedure.

  9. Performs equipment quality control and maintenance by checking equipment prior to use to ensure proper functioning, and reporting equipment problems to the manager. Establishes and monitors inventory quotas for respiratory supplies.

  10. Participates in quality improvement activities by providing input on the development, implementation, and evaluation of program goals, objectives, clinical indicators, policies and procedures to ensure effective resource utilization and quality patient care. Gathers and reports data to assess the effectiveness of the service. Makes recommendations for change the Coordinator or Manager.

  11. Maintains documentation by ensuring reports, client records and work load statistics are complete and accurate according to established departmental standards.

  12. Maintains knowledge of current developments in home respiratory care and acts as a resource to other health care professionals in the area of community respiratory services and home oxygen.

  13. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.  Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care (CBRC) credentialing exam.  Eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) and the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT).  Two years' recent related experience in respiratory home care, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Current CPR certification.


Valid BC driver's license and access to personal vehicle for work related purposes.



Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated clinical and technical competence.

  • Self directed and able to work in an environment of continual change.

  • Ability to deal with others effectively.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to educate patients on effective respiratory disease management.

  • Ability to organize work, prioritize workload, and work independently.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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