St. Paul’s Hospital is Hiring


Temporary part-time, start date Sept 16, 2019 (or earlier), 0.8FTE, until Sept 20, 2020

Under the direction of the Professional Practice Leader, the Respiratory Therapist provides services related to pulmonary diagnostic testing, respiratory therapy, and critical care services. Assists the department with educational responsibilities as required. and/or guide others in conflict resolution issues.


Graduation from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy and Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) Certified. Recent Basic Cardiac Life Support certification.


Assesses, designs, implements and evaluates Respiratory Therapy care for patients and documents treatment plans and results. Assesses, 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 ventilators adjuncts and maintains accepted quality control as outlined in the Departmental and Associations standards. Assists Physicians with bronchoscopies by providing technical support, set-up, tissue, and sample procurement.

Prepares and sets up patients for over-night oximetry and sleep apnea screening. Downloads data and charts into the computerized system. Performs a variety of procedures such as arterial line insertions, arterial blood gas punctures and drawing blood from radial and Swan Ganz 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. 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 and trauma calls as an active member of the cardiac arrest and trauma teams.


Those interested in the position can apply through the website link:

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BCSRT Political Advocacy Committee (PAC) – Volunteers Wanted!

The BCSRT is forming a Political Advocacy Committee.

Please see the Terms of Reference below- or link to the PDF version: Terms of Reference – PAC for more information.  If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name and a short paragraph outlining why you would like to join to before October 1, 2019


A. Promote the profession of respiratory therapy with the goal of:

1. Educating healthcare leaders and public officials about the skills, knowledge, and value that we currently  provide and new areas we can help.

2. Seek fair wages for respiratory therapists based on their roles, responsibilities, and education.

B. Promote the cardiopulmonary health of BC residents with education and lobbying support.

C. Work in collaboration with the CSRT when able.

D. Understand the operational structure of HSA and BCGEU. Provide guidance and feedback to respiratory therapists wishing to become involved in HSA or BCGEU.


A. Working Group Membership

Position                                                   Notes
Chair                                                            1 BCSRT member                                                                                            General Representatives                        1 – 2 BCSRT members from each health authority
BCSRT Board Representative               1 BCSRT board member or section chair

B. Quorum and Decision Making

1. Quorum is met if at least half the working group is present. Members may email or text their vote on a topic to a co-chair.
2. Decisions are decided by a vote with a simple majority of the quorum deciding.

C. Term of Service

1. Terms are for two years.
2. Initial formation of PAC will require some staggering of terms of service.

D. BCSRT & PAC Relationship

1. The PAC members are accountable to the BCSRT board of directors
2. PAC members are appointed by the BCSRT board of directors
3. PAC members may be removed by the BCSRT board of directors

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