Respiratory Therapist (RT) 1
Vancouver Coastal Health
North Vancouver, Canada
2h ago

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.

QUALIFICATIONS :

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.
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