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Fraser Health has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Respiratory Therapist to join Ridge Meadows Hospital located in Maple Ridge, BC.
Build on your education and experience as you: •Performs pulmonary function procedures such as spirometry, lung volume determination, diffusion capacity, inhalation challenges, arterial blood punctures, oximetry with exercise, overnight oximetry, cardiopulmonary stress tests, FeNo, sputum inductions and home oxygen assessments. •Completes and maintains testing documents and records. •Provides respiratory therapy services to the outpatient respiratory clinics by teaching patients and families, in individual and group settings, about pulmonary function, medication and monitoring techniques, exercise routines, and coping skills that will help patients living with chronic respiratory disease. •Performs tests such as chest auscultation and physical assessments. •Coordinates and conducts exercises with the patient(s) that will help improve exercise tolerance and that are consistent with the patient's care plan. •Monitors pulmonary function equipment ensuring calibration and quality checks are performed, arranging for maintenance and repair as required. •Supports outpatient respiratory services by participating in selected respiratory research activities, providing input into the evaluation of new equipment, providing input into new procedures and techniques for how patients can learn effective self-management of chronic respiratory disease, and providing input into the selection of new employees as requested. •Performs other related duties as assigned. To join the organization we require you to have:
Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program. Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care credentialing exam.
One year recent, related Respiratory Therapy experience in a clinic and diagnostic setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) and British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT).
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C.
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