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Vancouver Coastal Health Respiratory Therapist 1 - Pulmonary Diagnostics in North Vancouver, British Columbia

Come work as a Respiratory Therapist 1 with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Respiratory Therapist to join the Outpatient Respiratory team at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Respiratory Therapist at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide respiratory care to assigned clients/patients both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.

  • Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers.

  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in respiratory practice.

  • Under minimal supervision perform pulmonary functions and technical procedures related to assisting physician with bronchoscopy, set up equipment in labs, administer a variety of tests and monitor client/patient responses.

  • Prepare and maintain equipment.

  • Maintain and advance clinical competence.

  • Participate on designated Hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program.

  • Successful completion of the Health Professionals Testing Canada Credentialing Exam.

  • One years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

  • Eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and BC Society of Respiratory Therapists.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of current respiratory theory and practice within a client/family centred model for care.

  • Broad knowledge of the BCSRT clinical practice guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.

  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new and unexpected events.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and staff of outside agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Demonstrated ability to use the department policy and procedure manual.

  • Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area.

  • Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area.

  • Demonstrated physical ability to carry out the duties of the job.

  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care system.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Demonstrated skill in performing CPR.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan

  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Job Requisition ID: 2023-103503

Name: 03 - Lions Gate Hospital

Labour Agreement: Health Science Professionals

Union: 400 - HS Professional HSA

Position Type: Baseline

FTE: 0.72

Standard Hours / Week: 27.00

Salary Grade: 8P1

Shift Times: 0730-1700

Days Off: Rotating, Stats

Position Start Date (external): As soon as possible

External Company URL: www.vch.ca

Street: 231 East 15th Street