St. Paul’s Hospital is Hiring


Summary

Temporary part-time, start date Sept 16, 2019 (or earlier), 0.8FTE, until Sept 20, 2020

Under the direction of the Professional Practice Leader, the Respiratory Therapist provides services related to pulmonary diagnostic testing, respiratory therapy, and critical care services. Assists the department with educational responsibilities as required. and/or guide others in conflict resolution issues.

Education

Graduation from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy and Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) Certified. Recent Basic Cardiac Life Support certification.

Duties

Assesses, designs, implements and evaluates Respiratory Therapy care for patients and documents treatment plans and results. Assesses, monitors and discontinues oxygen therapy for patients. Assesses need, mode of delivery, status of patients for bronchodilator therapy.

Performs diagnostic procedures related to pulmonary function testing. Calibrates and maintains a variety of equipment such as laboratory and ventilators and ventilators adjuncts and maintains accepted quality control as outlined in the Departmental and Associations standards. Assists Physicians with bronchoscopies by providing technical support, set-up, tissue, and sample procurement.

Prepares and sets up patients for over-night oximetry and sleep apnea screening. Downloads data and charts into the computerized system. Performs a variety of procedures such as arterial line insertions, arterial blood gas punctures and drawing blood from radial and Swan Ganz catheters for gas analysis. Initiates, maintains, and monitors patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the critical care areas as per unit specific protocol.

Reports abnormalities or concerns to the Professional Practice Leader, Respiratory Services or to the area supervisor. Assesses patients on critical care respiratory modalities and performs the required weaning protocol and/or discontinuance of the systems. Provides airway control and resuscitation skills in cardiorespiratory arrests and trauma calls as an active member of the cardiac arrest and trauma teams.

 

Those interested in the position can apply through the website link:

http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/respiratory-therapist-i-8

or email Maria at mli@providencehealth.bc.ca

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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 community.director@bcsrt.com before August 31.

I. PURPOSE

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.

II. COMPOSITION AND OPERATIONS

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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Clinical Sleep Solutions Posting: Full-Time Sleep Therapist Position

Job Posting: Full-Time Sleep Therapist Position

Location: Chilliwack, North Vancouver, Vancouver

Clinical Sleep Solutions is considered one of the most reputable companies that provides diagnostics and treatment for sleep apnea in the province of British Columbia. It is our mission to find innovative ways to revolutionize the industry as it pertains to providing effective therapies and improve standards of care for patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders.

Patient care is our first priority! We strive to achieve the highest standards of care through collaboration with our medical advisors, ongoing educational initiatives for our staff, and by listening to feedback from our existing patients. We are committed to continuously improve responsiveness to therapy by educating our patients and offering therapeutic alternatives.

We are dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals by providing detailed education and follow-up to ensure each patient is successful with their treatment plan. Our Sleep Therapists are “protocol driven” and practice ‘evidence-based’ therapy to ensure the best care possible.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time therapist to join our team at several of our growing locations. This position will be responsible for providing patient care and support. The primary role of the therapist will be to educate patients about obstructive sleep apnea, initiate Level-3 Diagnostic testing, overnight oximetry, CPAP/ BiPAP therapy, and troubleshoot patients already being treated using CPAP/ BiPAP.

Qualifications we seek:

• Must be proficient with computers, tablets, and adaptive to all technology environments

• Must have a compassionate, caring, self motivated, and driven personality; able to perform with minimal supervision

• Must be able to foster in a team environment

• Must be able to travel between locations when necessary

If you would like to join a team of highly caring and compassionate individuals looking to improve people’s lives, we would look forward to hearing from you. Clinical Sleep Solutions offers a competitive compensation and benefits package balanced with a “Family First” commitment to our employees.  Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@clinicalsleep.com.

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