Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Education Coordinator

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Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, BC

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Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a graduate from a Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, or Electroneurophysiology Technology program to join the team at the Sleep Program at UBC Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As an Education Coordinator you will:

  • Work within the context of a dynamic client and family-centred care model, and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, the Board of Polysomnographic Technologists, and the vision and values of the organization, including Indigenous Cultural Safety, cultural humility and anti-racism principles.
  • Work in a team based environment, provide instruction, education, act as a resource person and coordinate the Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) education for patients with sleep disorders at the University of British Columbia Hospital.
  • Coordinate the delivery of PAP education programs in collaboration with the Medical Director, Manager and Sleep Disorders Education, Research and Quality Lead to improve the health and quality of life for admitted and outpatient home patients requiring PAP.


Education & Experience

  • Diploma in a health care discipline such as respiratory therapy, nursing or electroneurophysiology technology from an accredited institution or Completion of a STAR-designated Focused education program approved by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or a Canadian Accredited Polysomnography Program or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years' recent related experience in sleep study work or and equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-C).

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of current respiratory theory and practice within the client/family centered model for care.
  • Broad knowledge of the BRPT clinical practice guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care and to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and respond to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a culturally safe and respectful manner, with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and patients/clients and their circle of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and staff of outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge to apply department policy and procedures.
  • Basic computer literacy (word processing and spreadsheets such as MS Word, Excel, etc.) to operate a computerized patient care system.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR technique.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area.
  • Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to carry out the duties of the job.

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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

Diversity, equity, 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 2022.

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

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