Interior Health Authority
Interior Health is one of six publicly funded health authorities in British Columbia. Located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, our beautiful region includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton, and Vernon along with a multitude of rural communities such as Cranbrook, Golden, Ashcroft, and 100 Mile House. Interior Health is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our citizens with staff and physicians who are committed to teamwork and high quality patient care – all playing an important part in our vision to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of British Columbia.
Interior Health’s East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH) invites applications for the role of Respiratory Therapist (RT). EKRH is looking Respiratory Therapists knowledgeable in practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice as outlined by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) as well as within a client and family centered care model.
EKRH, located in Cranbrook, BC, is a 77 bed regional referral centre, serving a catchment area of approximately 82,000 people in the East Kootenays. The 4-floor facility offers 24/7 emergency services with 16 beds, a brand new state of the art 6-bed ICU, a full range of medical and surgical services including Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pathology, Psychiatry and Radiology and Urology.
As member of the EKRH Respiratory Therapy team, you will join a multi-disciplinary setting and provide acute care clinical respiratory therapy support that may include but is 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).
EKRH’s High Acuity Response Team (H.A.R.T.) Program provides interfacility transportation for patients requiring advanced life support or critical care management to or from tertiary hospitals. The Respiratory Therapy team is an intrical part to this health care service. EKRH’s Respiratory Therapists provide coverage from 06:00 to 23:00 hours and on-call services 24 hours per day, 7 day a week.
Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Shifts when available will fall within a Days (07:00 to 17:30, 07:00 to 19:15) or Nights (19:00 to 07:15) schedule. This position requires the successful candidate to take part in the H.A.R.T. Program; therefore on-call is required as well as residing within 20 minutes of the hospital’s location to respond to call back time. Casual employees receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, there is option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.
At EKRH you will find a seasoned, supportive and cohesive team that will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community and world renowned recreational destination. We are building a team that ensures the highest standards of patient and family care for respiratory therapy services throughout our region. Apply to join our expanding team!
Community Profile: Located in the Southeastern corner of British Columbia, Cranbrook is the business capital of the East Kootenays and the largest city in the Rocky Mountain Region. Nestled on a gentle plain with scenic mountain vistas in the distance, it is considered by many to be an ideal location to raise a family or retire. Boasting more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the province, its residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, hiking and skiing. For those who enjoy more urban pursuits, there are shops, boutiques and cafés, as well as an arts centre and heritage attractions. Cranbrook’s economy is driven primarily by mining, forestry, transportation and tourism.
• 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.
Casual - 0-37.5 hrs/week