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RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

Apply Now Job ID 1150426 Date posted 08/09/2018
Job title :RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
Community :PENTICTON
Facility :PENTICTON REGIONAL HSPTL
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

We are seeking to build our casual pool of Respiratory Therapists at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH). The Respiratory Therapy role is well developed at this facility and offers the therapist autonomy where work covers a wide variety and each day is never the same.

In this role the Respiratory Therapist performs ongoing respiratory care in a multi-disciplinary setting and is responsible for the treatment and care of adults, pediatrics and infants with a variety of cardio-respiratory illnesses and disabilities. The Respiratory Therapy Team provides acute care clinical respiratory therapy support that may include but are not limited to: airway management; conduct tests to measure lung function; training in the use of special breathing equipment and/or techniques for administering prescription medication or oxygen; training to manage asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or to quit smoking; responding to cardiopulmonary resuscitations (code blue) and traumas; management of life support in Intensive Care Units (Adult and Neonatal).

We are seeking a Respiratory Therapist with strong acute care experience, who can be a part of the High Acuity Response Team (HART) for transports and on-call availability. This means being on call and being able to deploy in 20 minutes for emergent calls. HART is an essential service providing high quality care to patients whose continuous medical assessment/interventions exceed the skill set of Basic Life Support paramedics in the inter facility transport environment and supports region-wide access/flow by repatriating high acuity patients to PRH. When not on transport, the Respiratory Therapist provides patient care activities at Penticton Regional Hospital.

Shifts will also be offered in Pulmonary Function (i.e. outpatient diagnostic testing) and/or Acute Care (i.e. hospital wards, ICU, Emergency dept.).

Casual employment means there are no guarantee of hours and work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual employees receive 12.6 percent of straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, Casual employees have the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

Our worksites offer you an environment that will challenge your professional, technical, and practical skills. We are dedicated to effective quality care and patient advocacy and have leadership that is committed to teamwork, engagement, and innovation. If you would like to be part of our Respiratory Therapy Team in PRH and experience an excellent opportunity to see practice variety we would love to hear from you!


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.
• Current valid BC Driver’s License.
• CPR, NRP, ACLS and PALS certification is an asset.
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