Vancouver Coastal Health

Regional Educator, Respiratory Therapy (Respiratory Therapist)

Job ID 2023-93428
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Regional Allied Health Education
Work Area
VGH, Doctor's Residence
Home Worksite
07 - Vancouver Acute
Additional Sites
Additional Sites – Travel between regional sites will be required (VA, LGH, RH, UBC)
Labour Agreement
Health Science Professionals
400 - HS Professional HSA
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Therapy Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $39.26/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $49.01/Hr.
Shift Times
0800 - 1600
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $39.26/Hr. - CAD $49.01/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Regional Educator - RespiratoryTherapy with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Respiratory Therapist to join the Regional Allied Health team working out of Vancouver General Hospital and various regional sites. Apply today to join our team!


As the Regional Educator you will:

  • Provide clinical and educational support to designated staff within Vancouver Coastal Health and performs related specialized duties.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate educational programs, provides training in practice, assisting with the development and roll out of new clinical practices and providing staff with information on new or changed therapeutic procedures and practices.
  • Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers regarding clinical concerns or requirements to gather information for ongoing improvement of client care.
  • Provide training in Respiratory Therapy practices including modifying techniques and equipment, assisting with the development of new clinical practices and providing staff with information on new or changed therapeutic procedures and practices.
  • Gather information for ongoing improvement of respiratory services.
  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in respiratory therapy services.
  • Maintain and update own knowledge of clinical and professional practice, including hands-on clinical competencies by working directly with patients, clients, residents.


Education & Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program.
  • Successful completion of the Board of Respiratory Care Credentialing Exam.
  • Eligible for and suggested membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and BC Society of Respiratory Therapists.
  • Four (4) years’ recent, related experience in an acute care setting.
  • Completion of a professional instructional program for teaching or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License as local area travel within the VCH geographical region requires the use of a vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of organization policies, procedures, and standards of care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of respiratory theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners established by BC Society of Respiratory Therapists.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safety care in a variety of settings and with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, facilitate and teach. Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a culture of enquiry and evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, patients and their families, and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet and database skills. Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and 'going first' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

• Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
• Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
• Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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