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BCSRT Political Advocacy Committee (PAC) – Volunteers Wanted!

The BCSRT is forming a Political Advocacy Committee.

Please see the Terms of Reference below- or link to the PDF version: Terms of Reference – PAC for more information.  If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name and a short paragraph outlining why you would like to join to before August 31.


A. Promote the profession of respiratory therapy with the goal of:

1. Educating healthcare leaders and public officials about the skills, knowledge, and value that we currently  provide and new areas we can help.

2. Seek fair wages for respiratory therapists based on their roles, responsibilities, and education.

B. Promote the cardiopulmonary health of BC residents with education and lobbying support.

C. Work in collaboration with the CSRT when able.

D. Understand the operational structure of HSA and BCGEU. Provide guidance and feedback to respiratory therapists wishing to become involved in HSA or BCGEU.


A. Working Group Membership

Position                                                   Notes
Chair                                                            1 BCSRT member                                                                                            General Representatives                        1 – 2 BCSRT members from each health authority
BCSRT Board Representative               1 BCSRT board member or section chair

B. Quorum and Decision Making

1. Quorum is met if at least half the working group is present. Members may email or text their vote on a topic to a co-chair.
2. Decisions are decided by a vote with a simple majority of the quorum deciding.

C. Term of Service

1. Terms are for two years.
2. Initial formation of PAC will require some staggering of terms of service.

D. BCSRT & PAC Relationship

1. The PAC members are accountable to the BCSRT board of directors
2. PAC members are appointed by the BCSRT board of directors
3. PAC members may be removed by the BCSRT board of directors

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RTs in Action!

June 25, 2019
Dear BC Respiratory Therapists
Re: RTs in Action – NRP & Perinatal Services BC

Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) has a provincial advisory committee for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program that includes a respiratory therapist. The purpose of the committee is to:
• Identify and promote current standards of neonatal resuscitation.
• Provide advice and leadership for the planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting for the NRP in British Columbia.

Michelle Bailon has been a dedicated representative for respiratory therapy at the NRP advisory committee with PSBC. This July, Michelle is stepping down from her role on the advisory committee and Jasmine Mohan has kindly agreed to step into this role.

For those of you who are not familiar with Jasmine, she started her career as a Respiratory Therapist six years ago at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH). Over the course of her time as an RT at RCH, she has assumed roles such as ICU and NICU core therapist, clinical resource therapist, staff mentor, and NRP instructor. She values that RT’s bring the expertise of ventilation to neonatal resuscitations as this is the most important component of NRP. Jasmine is grateful for the opportunity to care for babies in the same NICU she spent time in as a preemie.

The BCSRT Board of Directors would to thank Michelle and Jasmine for their commitment, passion, and dedication towards excellence in respiratory therapy.

Zac Hilberry, Director of Member Relations
Tina Hsu, Director of Education
Danielle McDonagh, Director of Community
Sapan Behar, Director of Finance
Alexa McMillian, Director of Student Relations
Mike MacAulay, President

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Canadian Board for Respiratory Care Examination Development & Review Committee (EDRC) Call for Interest

Canadian Board for Respiratory Care
Examination Development & Review Committee (EDRC)
Call for Interest

The Canadian Board for Respiratory Care Inc. (CBRC) is seeking a member for the Examination Development
and Committee (EDRC).

The CBRC is a not for profit organization this is contracted to produce examinations for professional certification and credentialing by third party clientele.

We are seeking a bilingual member with Anesthesia clinical experience who will work independently and with other committee members to write, edit and assess the quality of test items, under the leadership of the
EDRC Chair. This member would be an asset to assist in translation and quality assurance of our examinations.

Link to PDF copy in English /en Français

In addition, duties may include but are not limited to:
• Represent your anesthesia clinical area of expertise when writing, editing and assessing quality of test
• Use of the on-line exam platform for item writing and editing
• Travel once yearly in July for in person committee meetings (5 days)
• Connect through virtual meeting software for January exam review, and other ad hoc meetings
(possibly 2-4 times yearly)
• Participate in item writing training

EDRC Members should possess:
• Good communication skills and willingness to provide input during committee discussions based on
your subject expertise
• Strong theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise of subject matter
• Team skills
• Computer proficiency (on line software, virtual meeting tools)
• Willingness to travel
• Some flexibility for ad hoc meetings

Individuals interested in this position should apply on or before July 30, 2019 (no late applications)
demonstrating the following criteria:
• A cover letter indicating your interest in the EDRC position and relevant experiences that you will
bring to this role
• An up to date resume indicating your education, employment history, volunteer and/or community
• Three references who may be contacted as part of the selection process.
Applications must be submitted electronically to the CBRC head office at Email enquiries
related to this position are welcome as are telephone enquiries to (506) 607-2009.

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