Opportunity for Rural Respiratory Therapists

Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC, a new program funded by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues is now accepting applications from rural health care teams.

In the Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC (QTC4RBC) program, rural community health care teams work with an ICF-certified coach to optimize their team culture of safety, learning, and quality that leads to positive patient and provider experiences.


Elements of highly effective team culture will be addressed including: supportive communications, safety for taking risks and making changes, collective values/goals and clear roles, shared leadership, team routines and procedures, continuous learning and improvement, self-awareness, resilience and adaptability.

What this program provides:

  • An in-person coaching workshop in your community to lay the foundation for coaching towards highly effective teams
  • Up to four virtual team coaching sessions at approximately 1 month, 2 months, 4 months and 6 months after the workshop to provide additional team support and up to three one-on-one coaching sessions with leadership (eg. department or site lead);
  • A concierge service linking your team to programs and resources in BC;
  • Financial support up to $40,000 that may be used to participate in further team educational opportunities (eg. workshop or course registration fees, etc.) or to cover expenses associated with conducting a quality improvement project. Note this funding is not eligible to be used for remuneration or backfill;
  • Additional optional opportunities to work on a quality project of your choosing with mentorship and support from a quality advisor. Quality projects could range, for example, from initiating debriefs after challenging events to introducing an interprofessional approach to providing COPD care;
  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21.75 Mainpro+ credits.


Any member of the local health care team is encouraged to take the lead on developing an application (eg. a family physician, nurse, specialist physician, community paramedic, nurse practitioner, manager, administrator, public health nurse, MOA, mental health clinician, midwife, Elder, Aboriginal patient liaison, physiotherapist, respiratory therapist, social worker, occupational therapist etc.). To be eligible, applications must meet the following criteria:

  • While any rural community is welcome to apply, applications from teams in RSA A or B communities will be prioritized.
  • The application will ideally be submitted by an interprofessional team that is collectively submitting the application. (Note: there may be some disciplines where individuals within their team are struggling to work together and wish to apply. If so, please contact us so we can address your specific needs).
  • The team submitting the application can be the whole health care team in a community/area, or a subgroup of the broader team (eg. midwife, obstetrician, maternity nurses and GPs).
  • At least one physician must be part of the application team (or 20% if the team is more than 8).
  • The application should demonstrate that there has been engagement with community or regional health care leadership regarding the application through letters of support from those in relevant leadership positions such as chief of staff or medical director AND a health authority administrator (assuming both are relevant to your application).
  • Active participation of leadership in the program is highly encouraged and significantly strengthens the application.


The next deadline for applications is March 15. More information and an application form are available at: https://rccbc.ca/rccbc-initiatives/recruitment-retention-initiatives/quality-team-coaching-for-rural-bc-qtc4rbc/