JOB SUMMARY :
Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice as outlined by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization.
Performs ongoing respiratory care in a multi-disciplinary setting to clients with a variety of illnesses / diseases including, but not limited to acute and / or chronic respiratory illnesses or pathologies of the airway.
Works independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client / family.
Consults, confers and collaborates with other health care Professionals. Demonstrates continuous improvement and best practice approach in respiratory practice.
Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on committees / teams and approved research projects as assigned.
Education & Experience
Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program.
Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care Credentialing Exam.
Eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and BC Society of Respiratory Therapists.
Knowledge & Abilities
Broad knowledge of CSRT standards of practice and clinical practice guidelines.
Broad knowledge of current respiratory care theory and practices within a client / family centred model of care.
Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans.
Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.
Demonstrated ability to use clinical practice documents.
Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
Demonstrated ability in CPR techniques.
Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.