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Respiratory Therapist | Inpatient Care and H.A.R.T.
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Competition #:01481462
Employee Type:RELIEF PART TIME (0.85 FTE)
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Hourly Wage:$30.21 - $37.71
Comments:Effective April 1, 2021, hourly rates of pay are $30.82 to $38.46.

Position Summary

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.

This position is to provide coverage until September 2021, or the return of incumbent. Rotating Days and Nights shift types (07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00). On call is a requirement. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, and extensive extended health plan, plus generous vacation after your first year of employment. Relocation Allowance package may be offered with position.

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!

Education, Training and Experience:
• 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.
• Recent ICU/ER experience and/or PFT Lab interest will be an asset.

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