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Respiratory Therapist

Position Summary

Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), located in Kamloops, B.C., has an immediate Casual Respiratory Therapist opening.

What We Offer:
• Employer paid comprehensive benefits package
• Employer paid training/education opportunities
• Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Employer paid vacation
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals
• Job stability and team environment
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization in different areas of practice
• Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary

Respiratory Therapists are directly involved with ICU, ER, and NICU, Code team (Blue, Pink, and Neonatal), wards and diagnostics (ECG). We are a team of 40 Respiratory Therapists working within RIH’s various services and wards, including the busiest High Acuity Response Team in Interior Health. Several Quality Improvement projects have been completed by Respiratory Therapists in the past several years.

RIH’s Respiratory Therapy Department operates 24/7 offering a Respiratory Therapist (RT) a full scope of practice in acute care: Oxygen therapy, intubation and ventilation of critically ill patients; support of rural and remote sites over the telephone or in person (High Acuity Response Team); and artificial airway management and discharge planning. Respiratory Therapists work directly with RNs, Site Physicians and Advanced Care Aides to transport patients safely to a higher level of care.

A robust orientation is provided by the Respiratory Therapy Educator before being teamed up with a buddy for orientation shifts. New employees will work and get full orientation to ICU, ER and wards initially, before moving on to Bronchoscopy orientation. High Acuity Response Team orientation is reserved for Respiratory Therapists with a minimum of 2 years experience, and covers several extra courses including ACLS, MHSU, NRP/PALS, ITLS and an advanced airway course.

We are seeking progressive, energetic team players. People that are willing to push their practice and provide the best quality of care possible, using modern technology and evidence based methodology.

Join us in Kamloops, B.C.! Explore your potential while enjoying work-life balance at shift’s end.

Qualifications

• Graduation from a recognized Respiratory Therapy program.
• 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.
• Recent acute/critical care experience.
• Current valid Driver’s License.

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 Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@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 #:

01944268

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

HSA

Facility:

ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL

Location:

Kamloops

Department:

RIH RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Reports To:

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER

Hourly Wage:

$36.35 - $45.38

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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