Job title: Pulmonary Function Therapist, Pulmonary Function Lab – BC Children’s Hospital

Company: Provincial Health Services Authority

Job description: Pulmonary Function Therapist, Pulmonary Function Lab
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC
What you’ll do

  • Perform all Pulmonary Function Category IV Laboratory tests as defined by the Diagnostic Accreditation program.
  • Calibrate and verify the functional operation of the diagnostic equipment prior to patient testing with calibration syringes, flow dynamic and gas analysis procedures.
  • Perform a variety of specialized pediatric pulmonary diagnostic procedures such as C.O. Membrane Testing and Impulse Oscillometry.
  • Assess patients’ overall status to ensure patient safety and optimal patient effort throughout the procedure.
  • Evaluate patient’s responses during testing and therapies; observe and record details on patient chart.
  • Perform in-service education and demonstrate procedures to students, physicians and other members of the health care team. These include but are not limited to; administration of medication, peak flowmeter instruction, basic pulmonary function testing procedures to residents, instruction of Cystic Fibrosis patients and family in the importance of pulmonary function testing in Cystic Fibrosis treatment modality.
  • Assist with the maintenance of quality assurance and infection control standards through specialized testing (alveolar volume checks, functional residual capacity syringe analysis, biological normal testing, and use of inline filters with communicable diseases), completion of forms and the attendance at quality control meetings and workshops.
  • Perform routine calibration, maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
  • Prepare patient pulmonary function data/graphic reports and pertinent statistical information for submission to Finance.
  • Attend departmental meetings, and other meetings as assigned, to provide or exchange information.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

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  • Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy and successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care examination.
  • Eligible for membership with the British Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT) and the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT).
  • Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation certification.
  • Minimum of one year’s recent related pediatric Pulmonary Function Diagnostic experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You will also have

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize work and set priorities.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate all equipment related to the job.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Part-Time (FTE 0.80)
Wage: $36.35 – $45.38/hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Tuesday – Friday, 0800 – 1600
Requisition # 159510E
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What we do
(BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority ( ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:
PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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Labor Agreement Health Science Professionals
Requisition # 159510E-2412161
Work Site 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Job Type Regular, Part-Time
Salary/Rate $36.35 – $45.38 / Hour
FTE .80
Hours of Work 0800-1600
Work Days Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Expiry Date 28-Feb-2024

Location: Vancouver, BC

Job date: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:43:18 GMT