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Anaesthesia Assistant (OR) – Burnaby, BC

Fraser Health is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace, located in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, one of the most livable regions in the world, is one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 1.6 million people we serve 1/3 of BC’s population and have 33,000 dedicated professionals in our 12 hospitals and other facilities.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Anaesthesia Assistant in our Operating Room located at Burnaby Hospital in Burnaby, British Columbia.The Anaesthesia Assistant works under the supervision of the Anaesthesiologist to provide technical support and clinical assistance in the induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anaesthesia, including observing physiological responses of patients during surgery.

In this position you will:

  • Have comprehensive knowledge of current anesthesia assistant theory and practice
  • Maintain, operate and calibrate anesthesiology, cell-saving and related equipment
  • Document procedures performed on individual patients by Anaesthetic Assistants
  • Participate on clinical committees, anaesthesiology research and special projects

To qualify, you will need:

  • Graduation from a recognized School of Respiratory Therapy Diploma or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Post-graduate diploma in Anaesthesia Assistant program
  • Current CPR, ACLS and NRP certifications

A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
Come work with dedicated professionals 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!

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please apply online at using the competition number 1116972 . If this is your first time applying for a position, please create your online profile.

“I like working here because we have all the tools and resources that we need to provide our patients with the best care. The people and the friendly environment make this a great place to work and I would recommend it to others.” – Scott, RT, Surrey Memorial Hospital

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Job Posting: Respiratory Therapy, Staff Development Coordinator – NICU (Vancouver, BC)

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BCW is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Respiratory Therapy, Staff Development Coordinator – NICU
Reference # 68977

Regular Full Time
Wage: $29.48 to $36.75 per hour
4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC

Reporting to the Program Manager or designate and the Respiratory Therapy Professional Practice Leader, the Respiratory Therapy Staff Development Therapist provides clinical guidance in the delivery of respiratory care activities in the Neonatal Care Program. Acts as a clinical resource for respiratory therapists, patients/families and the interdisciplinary team. Assists and supports Respiratory Therapists to deliver quality care for an identified patient population by providing information based on theory/practice, assessing clinical/technical skills. Supports and participates in the direct patient care as appropriate, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

Example of Duties/Accountabilities

  • Identifies individual respiratory therapist’s learning needs and helps to implement appropriate plans to allow therapists to achieve desired level of competency related to knowledge, skills, attitudes and clinical judgements in collaboration with the Respiratory Profession Practice Coordinator (PPC) and Professional Practice Leader (PPL).
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of competency based education/preceptorship pathways/clinical laddering. Strategies used to mentor will include role modelling, coaching, teaching and acting as a clinical resource for respiratory therapists by sharing clinical expertise and providing clinical guidance. Coaches’ respiratory therapists regarding respiratory therapy practice skills by demonstration and explanation and by encouraging novices to take advantage of learning opportunities. Collaborates and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of interprofessional team education such as simulation, and mock codes.
  • Liaises with the PPC Medical Director(MD), Program Manager(PM) and PPL ,and Neonatal Program Educators in the development and implementation of ongoing and new education needs for staff therapists, medical staff, nursing and other health professionals.
  • Collaborates with the PPL in the development of teaching materials/demonstrations of procedures for classroom and/or clinical bedside instruction.
  • Provides education to respiratory therapists, medical staff, nursing and other health professionals on respiratory therapy related clinical practice, equipment, policies and procedures.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Graduate of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Four (4) years’ recent related experience in a Pediatric/Neonatal tertiary care facility including one (1) year of teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Successful completion of Canadian Board of Respiratory Care Examinations.
  • Eligible for registration (RRT) with the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT).
  • Eligible for registration with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
  • Certified instructor in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Neonatal Resuscitation.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate and present ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize workload, establishes priorities, delegate assignments and function as a resource person.
  • Ability to supervise effectively and promote interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to manage conflict situations and facilitate resolution and change.
  • Ability to deal with frequently changing situations and unexpected events.
  • Ability to critically analyze situations, make autonomous decisions and resolve problems.
  • Ability to develop and implement short term and long term objectives.
  • Ability to teach and provide instruction.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

We invite you to apply by clicking on the link below, then on the “Apply Now” button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system. nicu/909/7728806

Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled. For more information on BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, please visit:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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Job Posting: Full Time Registered Respiratory Therapist (Nanaimo, BC)

Island CPAP Services and Supplies

We believe in providing outstanding health care service. Our dynamic company has proven success and growth within our communities, which is reflected in the satisfaction of our clients and our staff.

We are currently seeking a Registered Respiratory Therapist for the care and management of sleep apnea patients. Permanent full time position available. Offering daytime hours, NO on-call with the possibility of some travel depending on location.

If you are excited for a positive change with an interest in sleep disorders consider joining our team in Nanaimo, BC.

Respiratory Therapists on our team within our communities assess and provide therapy for patients with Obstructive Sleep apnea using the most up to date technology for sleep apnea testing, patient education, assessment, and treatment.

The qualifications we seek:

  • A Registered Respiratory Therapist designation is preferred. RN, LPN or RPSGT will also be given consideration.
  • A confident, caring, outgoing health care professional that has proven strong work ethic and works effectively with a team and independently.
  • Adaptable, hardworking, empathetic, honest, responsible and attentive to detail are qualities necessary for this position.
  • Commitment to an exceptional level of customer service with a high level of both written and verbal communication.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Willingness to learn and remain current with industry trends and professional development.
  • Previous home care or sleep apnea experience is considered an asset.

Responsibilities Include but may not be limited to:

  • Understanding and proficient use of CPAP/Bi-level and related equipment
  • Provide appropriate follow-up and evaluate effective treatment plans
  • Apply strong problem solving strategies
  • Dedication to continuing education of Sleep Apnea management to ensure patients are receiving most current therapies and devices

If you are interested in an exciting career with a great team of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for our clients, we highly encourage you to apply. Island CPAP offers a competitive compensation package, along with support for work/life balance and career development.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to

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