Job Posting: Respiratory Therapy Educator, NICU/PICU (Vancouver, BC)

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

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.

BCCH and BCW are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans,
manages and evaluates 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 Educator, NICU/PICU
Full and Part Time Opportunities Available.
Wage: $30.68 to $38.27 per hour
4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC

Reporting to the Program Manager or designate and collaborating with the Respiratory Therapy
Professional Practice Leader (PPL) and Professional Practice Coordinator (PPC), the RT Educator,

NICU/PICU provides clinical guidance in the delivery of respiratory care activities in the clinical
program. Acts as a clinical resource for respiratory therapists and the interdisciplinary team and
learners. 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.
The RT Educator, NICU/PICU is a knowledge translator and change agent who is accountable for promoting excellence in clinical practice and quality patient care. Supports and participates in direct patient care as appropriate, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

The NICU RT Educator will work collaboratively with the Respiratory Therapy Professional Leader and Professional Practice Coordinator to provide education and clinical resource for Respiratory Therapists in NICU.

The PICU RT Educator will work collaboratively with the Respiratory Therapy Professional Leader and Professional Practice Coordinator to provide education and clinical resource for Respiratory Therapists in PICU.

DUTIES/ACCCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • In collaboration with Professional Practice Leader & Professional Practice Coordinator plans,
    implements and evaluates educational and clinical programs to meet the learning needs of respiratory therapy staff including orientation, clinical teaching and in-service.
  • Develops and reviews instructional materials.
  • Maintains program records.
  • Participates in the performance and skill assessment of staff. Develops skill assessment programs. Certifies staff in specialized skills.
  • Acts as a clinical role model and resource for staff and division in the area of expertise. Participates in educational and clinical audits. Participates in Quality Improvement projects as a leader, facilitator or team member.
  • Provides education to learners, respiratory therapists, medical staff, nursing and other health professionals on respiratory therapy related clinical practice, equipment, policies and procedures.
    Participates in the development, communication and evaluation of standards, procedures and
    protocols. Participates in selected Respiratory research activities. Facilitates changes in Respiratory practice.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and Experience

  • Graduate of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy.
  • Three (3) years recent related experience in a Pediatric/Neonatal tertiary care facility including leadership activities 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 in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for patient population

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, mentor & preceptor students & learners.
  • 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, selecting the RT Educator Role you are interested in, and then clicking 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.

APPLY HERE: https://jobs.phsa.ca/search-jobs?orgIds=909&ac=26039

Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

For more information about BC Children’s Hospital, please visit bcchildrens.ca or bcwomens.ca.
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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RESPTREC – Professional Education for Respiratory Therapists in BC

RESPTREC® (www.resptrec.org) is the leading continuing education endorsed program which
offers courses geared to all health care professionals who are involved in chronic disease
management, and is highly applicable to the respiratory therapy portfolio. RESPTREC®
courses eligible for CSRT Continuing Education Credits are offered in COPD, Asthma,
and Education for Chronic Disease.

RESPTREC® is the only program which has been reviewed and endorsed by:

  • The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
  • The Lung Association
  • The Canadian Thoracic Society
  • The Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals
  • The Family Physicians Airway Group of Canada

Development of the RESPTREC® courses has included expert representatives from all
disciplines. The courses are robust, comprehensive, and align with current practice guidelines.

Our courses are also approved by The Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) as pre-
requisite courses for the national certification exam.

RESPTREC® is an important resource for building and enhancing competencies, skills and
knowledge towards becoming effective educators and valued members of an integrated
environment of chronic disease management care. Our continuing education opportunities
provide RESPTREC® students with lifelong mentorship and learning! Students can also enjoy
the benefits of our Professional Education Portal, which includes access to many continuing
education updates, articles and videos.

CSRT CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

COPD course – 50 CE credits
Asthma course – 45 CE credits
Education for Chronic Disease course – 45 CE credits

CHOOSE LEARNING THAT WORKS FOR YOU:

All of our courses consist of specific components which must be fulfilled in order to receive a
diploma for successful completion. We are excited to launch two streams of learning to best
suit your continuing education needs:

Combined Online + Workshop Courses

Want a ‘premium’ learning experience? Our RESPTREC® combined online + workshop courses
provide just that, whether you are wishing to enhance your field of practice or are on the path to
becoming a certified respiratory educator. Study independently and then participate in a
workshop which allows for engagement, networking, mentorship, practice, and sharing
experiences.

This combination of online learning with a hands-on workshop setting will position you for
excellence in your field of practice! Choose a workshop date from our calendar of courses:
www.resptrec.org

Online-Only Courses

We recognize that there are health care professionals that wish to enhance their learning, but
are limited geographically in this vast country of ours. To better serve you, we have created a
series of online-only courses which reflect all of the required learning objectives for each
program. If you are self-motivated and have limited opportunity to attend a workshop, our
online-only offerings can work for you. It’s convenient, accessible from many devices, and is
user-friendly.

The first to launch in this series are the new IPF Course and our COPD Course. Watch for the
Asthma Course to follow this fall!

Visit our website www.resptrec.org to register and explore RESPTREC® further. If you have
questions, please contact:

Lori Kleiboer, Program Manager, Professional Education
Community Care
RESPTREC® / Lung Association, Saskatchewan
1231 – 8th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S5
lori.kleiboer@sk.lung.ca
306-667-3007
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikleiboer/

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Job Posting: Respiratory Therapy, Professional Practice Coordinator (NICU & PICU)

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

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.

BCCH and BCW are agencies 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, Professional Practice Coordinator (NICU & PICU)
Reference #72647
Temporary Full Time (Until July 2020)
Monday – Friday 0800-1600
Wage: $38.75 – $48.34 per hour
Vancouver, BC

The Professional Practice Coordinator (PPC) assists and supports the Program Managers and is responsible for ensuring the day to day operations for Respiratory Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) through activities such as scheduling, resource allocation, and supervising respiratory therapists. The PPC works collaboratively with the Program Managers, Professional Practice Leader (PPL) for clinical operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and Experience

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

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate and present ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize workload, establish priorities, delegate assignments and function as a resource person.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the interprofessional team
  • 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 Online 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.

https://www.brainhunter.com/frontoffice/seekerViewJobDetailAction.do?sitecode=pl355&jobId=2306868&page=search&external=

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

For more information about BC Children’s Hospital, please visit bcchildrens.ca or bcwomens.ca.

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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