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Respiratory Therapist

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date February 13, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $29.62 - $36.97 - Per Hour
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Respiratory Therapist

Competition #: 01367360
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: HSA
Facility: KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Department: KGH RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Reports To: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage: $29.62 – $36.97
Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary
We are seeking to build our casual pool of Respiratory Therapists at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).

In this role the Respiratory Therapist performs ongoing respiratory care in a multi-disciplinary setting to all ages of clients (i.e. newborn to elderly and in-between). The overall goal is enhancing quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. The Respiratory Therapist 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. Demonstrates continuous improvement and best practice approach in respiratory practice. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

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.

A variety of shifts will be offered in:
• Acute Care (i.e. hospital wards, ICU, Emergency dept and H.A.R.T.);
• Pulmonary Function (i.e. outpatient diagnostic testing); and/or
• Community Care (i.e. education, assessment, smoking cessation work, clinics and in-home care).

Casual employment means 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 KGH and experience an excellent opportunity to see practice variety we would welcome to hear from you.

Qualifications
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.

Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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