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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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.

Sincerely,
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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