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Respiratory Therapist

Position Summary

Sparwood Health Centre has a Respiratory Therapist permanent, full time opening combining a Community Care and a Primary Care focus.

What we offer:
Applicable positions may qualify for up to $20,000 as a recruitment incentive.
• Effective April 2024 hourly wage will be $37.89 to $47.31 per hour.
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
• Financial moving support
• Strong employee benefit package
• Defined Pension Plan
• Mentorship to help orientate, navigate and thrive in your new role
• $1,000 per year to use for courses plus education leave
• Development resources for leadership skills
• Focus of diversity and inclusion
• Focus on safety and employee wellness
• Time is best spent in the service of clients

Community Care | The Community Respiratory Therapist provides comprehensive care for both adult and pediatric patients that will build proficiency in conducting patient assessments, home visits, and environment evaluations to ensure optimal respiratory health. Develop your skills in assisting with care planning, discharge planning, and providing ongoing support to respiratory patients and their families. Bring your skills and commitment to assessing patients for appropriate home oxygen therapy and respiratory equipment, ensuring personalized and effective respiratory care. Perform various procedures including arterial blood gas sampling, oximetry, and portable lung function testing. Lend your expertise to conducting sleep disordered breathing screenings and facilitating Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy trials. Deliver smoking cessation programs to patients, healthcare staff, and community groups, with a focus on individualized counseling.

Primary Care | The Primary Care Respiratory Therapist partners with family physicians, primary care providers, and allied healthcare professionals to deliver comprehensive care tailored to the unique needs of the local community. The Respiratory Therapist adapts to the holistic, person-centered approach of the Primary Care Team structure, with a commitment to ensuring culturally safe and responsive care. Build on proficiency in working within optimized scopes of practice to maximize efficiency and efficacy. Additionally, a Respiratory Therapist is required to have flexibility to transition over time to providing care in private family physician clinics and conducting home visits, further extending accessibility and continuity of care for patients.

About this location | Nestled amidst the picturesque Rocky Mountains, Sparwood, B.C, embodies the quintessential charm of a mountain town. Boasting stunning natural beauty in every direction, Sparwood is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering endless opportunities for hiking, skiing, and wildlife exploration. Its vibrant community spirit is palpable, with a range of local events, artisan markets, and cozy cafes fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With a rich mining heritage and modern amenities seamlessly coexisting, Sparwood offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and contemporary convenience, making it an idyllic destination for both residents and visitors alike.

Qualifications

• Graduation from a recognized program in Respiratory Therapy and two years’ recent and relevant experience in pulmonary rehabilitation, asthma education, respiratory home care, home ventilation, home oxygen, and sleep disordered breathing screening, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current certification with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) and eligible for registration with the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT) and CSRT.
• Current valid driver’s license.

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Comments

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to IndigenousEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01773985

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

BCGEU

Facility:

SPARWOOD HEALTH CENTRE

Location:

Sparwood

Department:

CBC RESP THER-COMMUNITY

Reports To:

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER AND/OR DESIGNATE

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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