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Bring your experience in Respiratory Therapy to Fraser Health

Respiratory Therapists are an integral part of the health care team providing therapeutic, diagnostic and educational respiratory services to patients of all ages. Fraser Health is growing, and many of our expansions are part of the overall strategy to build capacity throughout our region, improving access for patients and ensuring sustainability.

Diverse opportunities and flexible work options are available. We have positive and caring work environments where you will feel like you are part of a family. Bring your career and passion for respiratory therapy to Fraser Health. 

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New Graduate Practice Transition Program

Establish your career as a newly graduated Respiratory Therapist on Canada's west coast.

The vision of the New Graduate Practice Transition Program is to build knowledge, confidence, and competence as students transition into full practice. This strong foundation is a warm welcome that supports you in establishing your new career.

It is also an opportunity for you to:

  • Have a total of 121 hours of supernumerary mentorship in the practice area

  • Have mentorship from an experienced member of your profession

  • Have 7.5 hours of educational time:

    • A two-hour New Graduate Program workshop virtual session

    • Five one-hour New Graduate Town Hall virtual sessions

    • 0.5 hours for your own self-directed learning

Supernumerary mentorship means you are:

  • Supernumerary (i.e. extra/not considered as baseline staff)

  • Assigned to a designated mentor(s)

  • Assigned to a care delivery area

New Graduate educational time (7.5 hours):
Education includes an introduction to the mentor and mentee relationship, self-care strategies to use while transitioning from the student into the new professional role, a review of competencies and learning plans, an opportunity to explore challenging situations, and a review of resources within Fraser Health.


“I get to develop close connections with the families of the babies I care for [in the NICU]. These connections are invaluable to me. It always brings a smile to my face when I see these babies grow and develop into healthy kids.”



Respiratory Therapist, NICU, Surrey Memorial Hospital

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Your application will be reviewed by our respiratory therapy recruitment team to determine your qualifications and pass along your application to the hiring manager for further review. The hiring manager will then review your application. If they move forward with your application, they will reach out to you to speak further about your application and next steps in the application process.
You are required to be graduated from an approved Respiratory Therapy program, to have successfully completed the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care (CBRC) credentialing exam, and be eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT). 

You will also need current CPR Level "C" or equivalent and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification.

We do hire newly graduated respiratory therapists and support them with additional training.
Fraser Health supports new graduates through a transition program. The program is designed to help new graduates build knowledge, confidence, and competence as they become established in their new career.

You'll have the opportunity to get supernumerary mentorship hours, have mentorship from an experienced respiratory therapist, and attend a new graduate workshop as you transition into your new career.

To be eligible for the New Graduate Transition program, you must be a graduate of a Canadian respiratory therapy program, not more than one year has gone by since the date of your program completion, have worked less than 225 hours in your new professional role, and be registered with the respective college, as applicable.
We provide a regional orientation to all new hires followed by a 10-12 week mentorship program where you would be paired with one RT. You would have that resource for the entire time, as well as the site’s educator and practice leader.  Staff continually work with you as a new hire, providing you with feedback and options to help in any identified areas of need/practice.  We provide SIM’s and continuous education, policies and procedures to help your transition unfold smoothly, and are always there to provide support.
RT’s generally cover all areas of the hospital, from the NICU, Peds unit, wards, ICU, CCU, ER, PACU and the cancer agency (at certain sites).

In critical care…

They will obtain a shift report to begin their shifts; review the patient history and pertinent information, review all bloodwork, chest xrays, respiratory/ventilator settings etc. Some patients can be maintained with many different levels of support from simple oxygen therapy to more advanced life support.  RT’s will perform a comprehensive assessment on each of their patients, preparing to discuss the tespiratory component in rounds attended by all health care professions.  A plan would be decided at rounds and followed.  They would follow these patients will regular monitoring and by providing, suggesting, and implementing changes of therapy, course of action and performing procedures throughout the day. RTs continually evaluate outcomes in therapy during their shift.

On the ward and in ER…

They are responding to regular needs and providing support from traumas, code situations, respiratory distress calls, peds/neonate concerns, following/weaning/maintaining tracheostomy patients, to mention a few. They will be involved in working with the team to perform bronchoscopies and being present for airway management in all conscious sedations.
Yes! You may be eligible for relocation assistance if you are moving from outside of BC. Relocation assistance is generally offered to employees who are hired into regular, difficult-to-fill nursing and allied health positions. Eligibility and some conditions apply.
Workling with Fraser Health gives you access to a large array of courses that are offered in almost every aspect of career growth.  Whether your interest lie in leadership, education, research or just enhancing your clinical skills, we can help you start on your journey to where you want to be.  Most sites offer yearly or biyearly skills sessions to help you keep up on your clinical skills.  We have access to grants and bursaries from Professional Practice, local Foundations and our union (HSA) that you may be eligible for to help with funding external courses that you want to take to advance your career. 
We encourage all of our staff to continue growing and learning and will help you to set a five-year plan to set you on that path. 

Relocating from outside of BC?

You may be eligible for relocation assistance.

Relocation assistance is generally offered to employees who are hired into regular, difficult-to-fill nursing and allied health positions. 

*Eligibility and some conditions apply.*

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