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PHSA- BC Women’s Hospital is Hiring- RT Educator and Respiratory Therapist II

Respiratory Therapist Educator – BC Women’s Hospital

Are you a Respiratory Therapist with Neonatal and leadership experience? We have

an exciting opportunity for Educator roles at BC Women’s Hospital in beautiful

Vancouver, BC.

The Respiratory Therapist Educator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is a

knowledge translator and change agent who supports and participates in direct

patient care as appropriate. You will act as a clinical resource for respiratory therapists

and the interdisciplinary team and you will help us achieve excellence in clinical

practice and quality patient care………………….Click the link for more details :

PDF Job Posting- Resp Therapist Educator

 

Respiratory Therapist II – NICU, BC Women’s Hospital

The Respiratory Therapist provides routine and intensive cardio-respiratory care to infants with

complex chronic respiratory conditions, providing CPR/airway management instruction home

oxygen and home tracheotomy/ventilation care instruction to parents of infants requiring the

services of the provincial home tracheotomy/ventilation program in accordance with established

policies, procedures, clinical pathways and professional standards.

Full Job posting- BC Women’s Respiratory Therapist II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Impact of Cayton Report on College of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Health Professions

PDF version of Letter BCSRT & RTLBC Cayton Report Update 2019-6-3

May 31, 2019
Dear Members of the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapy
Re: Impact of Cayton Report on College of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Health Professions

Background:
• Going into this spring our remaining steps to completing the regulatory college were:
1. Posting for review of draft College Regulations, these go out for 90 days.
2. After a 90 day review the Ministry collates feedback & will make any change if required (minimal change is expected because of the large number of stakeholders already consulted).
3. Ministry signs off on regulations.
• Our umbrella college, “College of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Health Professions” was designated under the amendments to the Designation Regulation as a college over two years ago by the provincial cabinet. Although this was not the final step in implementation of a college, we are inches away.

Current Situation:
• The Provincial government commissioned an inquiry by Harry Cayton into the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, the report is now complete and titled “An Inquiry into the performance of Dental Surgeons of BC and the Health Professions Act” https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/practitioner-pro/professional-regulation/cayton-report-college-of-dental-surgeons-2018.pdf. The two main concerns for Respiratory Therapy and our proposed umbrella college from the Cayton report are the recommendations:
1. Section 9.32 – moratorium on new colleges
2. Section 10.21 – no new colleges are formed

Assessment of the Cayton Report:
• Part One of Cayton report discussed the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. Concerns were identified and recommendations for improvement were listed.
• Part Two of Cayton report discusses regulation of all health professions. We are primarily concerned with sections 9.32 and 10.21. We agree with many of the recommendations in Part 2 plus our proposed College of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Health Professions already meets some of the most important recommendations:
o 9.27 Regulatory College is separate from our professional society, BCSRT
o 9.59 Increased Transparency (members of public on the college board)
o 10.7 Umbrella College with multiple professions
o 10.8 Single code of ethics for multiple professions
o 10.22 Assessment on risk of harm from occupations. All four professions going into our college were identified as high risk by the Ministry:

• In response to Part Two of the Cayton report, the provincial government has formed a Steering Committee composed of the Honourable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, Mr. Norm Letnick, health critic for the official Opposition and Ms. Sonia Furstenau, health critic and house leader for the BC Green Party caucus. The Steering Committee has asked for input from the BCSRT and other stakeholders by June 14th.
o The BCSRT will submit a letter with other professions in the proposed College of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Health Professions. We are asking that the completion of our college is not delayed, list parts of the Cayton report that we agree with or already meet, and detail points that make each of our professions high risk.
o The Respiratory Therapy Leaders of British Columbia (RTLBC) will also submit a letter identifying restricted activities we perform and encouraging the quick completion of the College to ensure respiratory care is practiced safely and consistently across British Columbia.
o Some very important healthcare stakeholders have stated they will be submitting a recommendation that our regulatory college not be delayed.
• Although reading recommendations in sections 9.32 and 10.21 seems demoralizing, the Ministry is going to move forward in a way that best protects the patients, especially with high risk professions. The distinguished profile of members on the Steering Committee emphasizes the attention this report has brought to high risk professions and the goal of ensuring consistently competent professionals are performing high risk procedures. We expect the Steering Committee to move fairly quickly on the high risk portions of the Cayton report, recommendations from other portions of the report will probably take longer.

Moving Forward:
• The BCSRT and RTLBC will continue to monitor and share information through the BCSRT website and other social media platforms.
• If you have any questions, please work with your local member of the Respiratory Therapy Leaders of British Columbia or email president@BCSRT.com.

On behalf of the BCSRT and RTLBC,
Mike MacAulay (BCSRT President)
Tracey Miller (RTLBC Chair)

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Job Posting: Respiratory Therapist/Sleep Clinician

Respiratory Therapist/Sleep Clinician

Sleep Disordered Breathing Program- (CPAP, Bi-Level Ventilation)

Vancouver Location

MedPro Respiratory Care is currently looking for a Respiratory Therapist with Sleep Disordered Breathing (SBD) experience to join our Vancouver/Lower Mainland group. This individual will work closely with referring physicians to manage the introduction of CPAP and Bipap therapy to patients, provide intensive follow-up and support to optimize adherence, monitor clinical outcomes and provide written documentation of therapy outcomes to the referring physician.

The Organization

MedPro Respiratory Care has been providing British Columbians with home oxygen and sleep therapies for over 18 years and continued growth based on exceptional service and clinical intervention has afforded us the opportunity to expand our sleep operations in the lower mainland.

MedPro is a great place to work and recognizes the contribution of its team in the success of the organization. We believe that it is the unique skills each individual brings to the team that sets us apart from our competitors. We are a service provider, first and foremost, ensuring our customers sleep therapy needs are met on a daily basis.

The Challenge

Are you a service-oriented individual with strong clinical skills that would like the opportunity to join a like-minded Sales group that is committed to providing quality healthcare services to residents in Metro Vancouver?

The Reward

  • Total Compensation Package that exceeds comparable institutional packages
  • Variable incentive pay
  • Profit sharing program
  • Comprehensive benefits program including health and dental insurance and 5% employer matched Group Retirement Program.

If this position sounds interesting to you, contact or send your resume to:

Derek Piper, RRT
Regional Manager

MedPro Respiratory Care
Unit 1-20133 -102ndAvenue
Langley, BC V1M 4B4
604-526-0208

Email: dpiper@medprorespiratory.com

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