Providence Health Care
Providence is a health and wellness resource for all British Columbians. We’re committed to treating those we serve — and each other — with compassion and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assesses, develops, implements and evaluates Respiratory Therapy care for patients and documents treatment plans and results.
Initiates, monitors and discontinues oxygen therapy for patients. Assesses need, mode of delivery, status of patients for bronchodilator therapy.
Performs diagnostic procedures related to pulmonary function testing.
Calibrates and maintains a variety of equipment such as laboratory and ventilators and ventilator adjuncts and maintains accepted quality control as outlined in Departmental Association and Accreditations standards.
Assists Physicians with routine bronchoscopies by providing technical support, set-up, tissue, and sample procurement.
Prepares and sets up patients for over-night oximetry and sleep apnea screening. Maintains data and charts.
Performs a variety of procedures such as arterial line insertions, arterial blood gas punctures, intubation, extubation, and drawing blood from arterial catheters for gas analysis.
Initiates, maintains, and monitors patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the critical care areas as per unit specific protocol. Reports abnormalities or concerns to the Professional Practice Leader,
Respiratory Services or to the area supervisor as necessary.
Assesses patients on critical care respiratory modalities and performs the required weaning protocol and/or discontinuance of the systems.
Provides airway control and resuscitation skills in cardiorespiratory arrests, neonatal emergencies and trauma calls as an active member of the code blue, code pink and trauma teams.
Provides, monitors, and directs the care, including cleaning, suctioning, and weaning and monitors artificial airways. Performs tracheostomy tube changes.
Accompanies inter and intra hospital transport patients requiring mechanical ventilation and/or airway stabilization.
Ensures and maintains quality improvement by participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of written procedures and standards, assessment forms, patient/resident materials, program description, audit tools, and clinical guidelines.
Contributes to the development and evaluation of clinical materials, program planning and procedures and inventory control by providing feedback and input.
Maintains knowledge of current developments in respiratory therapy as required by the employer.
Completes required health record reports and reports workload statistics.
Provides clinical supervision to and evaluation of students as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy and Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) Certified.
37.5 hrs per week
$36.35 - $45.27 per hour
1190 Hornby St
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