Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapists (RTs) work in all areas of care and are respected for their work as first responders to acute crises.

Respiratory Therapists (RTs) at Providence are a dynamic and vital part of the patient care team. Valued for their clinical expertise, our RTs work in all areas of care and are respected for their work as first responders to acute crises throughout the organization. We use the latest technology and research to provide care to a diverse patient population.

Services

Respiratory services are responsible for providing a broad range of high quality cardio-respiratory care to meet inpatient and outpatient needs, especially in critical care areas. Some of the services provided include: physiological monitoring for sleep apnea screening; ventilator and airway management, membership in trauma and cardiac arrest teams, medical gas administration, home care assessment and discharge planning, patient assessment and consultation, pulmonary diagnostic and asthma education.

Respiratory Therapy at St. Paul's Hospital

St. Paul's Hospital is an acute care, academic and research hospital located in beautiful downtown Vancouver. With over 500 acute care beds in use and home to a variety of world-class medical and surgical programs, the hospital serves both the local community and patients from across the province. It is one of the clinical internship sites for respiratory therapy students from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops, BC. Advanced clinical internships are also available for students enrolled in the Anesthesia Assistant program through TRU.

Clinical areas:

  • Critical Care (ICU, Cardiac Surgery ICU, CCU, Post Anesthetic Care Unit)
  • Emergency
  • Medicine & Surgery
  • Anesthesia (Anesthesia Assistants)
  • Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
  • Infectious Disease Clinic
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Asthma & COPD Education
  • Palliative Care
  • Maternity & Special Care Nursery (Level II)

Respiratory Therapy at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital

Mount Saint Joseph (MSJ) Hospital is a community hospital that has a multicultural approach to service delivery and clinical programs. MSJ boasts a state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit and newly renovated Ambulatory Care Unit. Respiratory therapists are an integral part of the care team.

Clinical areas:

  • Critical Care (ICU and Post Anesthetic Care Unit)
  • Emergency
  • Medicine & Surgery
  • Anesthesia (Anesthesia Assistants)
  • Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics

Other Providence Sites

Respiratory therapists provide consultative services to the many other sites under the Providence Health Care banner, ensuring that the standards for respiratory care are consistent throughout the organization.

Careers at Providence

Educational opportunities abound at Providence, and RTs are encouraged and supported to attend. Teamwork and a collaborative approach to patient care are key elements that make Providence such a desirable place to work.