Registered Respiratory Therapist – Hinton, AB – 1.0 FTE 12-Month Contract

About Hinton, Alberta

From pristine waterways and majestic wilderness to a diverse collection of parks, trails, and amenities, the area covered by the Bighorn Primary Care Network in western-central Alberta includes the town of Hinton, the hamlet of Grande Cache, and the surrounding area. The region straddles the County of Yellowhead and Municipal District of Greenview.

Hinton is located 15 minutes east of the Jasper National Park and is an inclusive community celebrating an abundance of culture, art, and outdoor recreation. To learn more about this amazing place on the edge of the Rocky Mountains visit

About The Bighorn PCN

The Bighorn PCN is a partnership between Grande Cache and Hinton family physicians, Alberta Health, and Alberta Health Services. The Primary Care Network (PCN) is seen as an opportunity to address specific service gaps identified through innovative approaches tailored to our unique local situation, and to achieve the biggest impact through the efficient utilization of available resources.

This position in with the Bighorn PCN FTE: 1.0
Status: 12-month fixed term contract Hours per Week: 37.5
Hours per Shift: 7.5 hours per shift Reference ID: MOA20222709
Primary Location: Hinton, AB
Position Summary

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) position works collaboratively with Family Physicians and the University Lung Clinic to enhance the delivery of local health care services in alignment with the Patients Medical Home Model of Care. The RRT will perform Pulmonary Function Testing and facilitate patient and community education including smoking cessation and Pulmonary Rehab.

What you will do...
  • Coordinate and manage patients’ care within professional scope of practice
  • Utilize a patient and family-partnered care approach to care delivery which ensures that patients/families are partners in their health care planning and treatment
  • Facilitate continuity of care between the patient, physician, and other members of the health care team
  • Facilitate education sessions in 1:1 appointment and or group settings including pulmonary rehab, COPD Education and Smoking Cessation
  • Responsible for the daily operations of the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory in collaboration with the University Lung Clinic
  • Perform Pulmonary Function Testing including but not limited to Spirometry, lung volumes and diffusion capacity in accordance with ATS standards
  • Oximetry, at rest and/or exercise
  • Maintain and calibrate Pulmonary Function Testing Equipment
  • Knowledge of Medical Device Reprocessing and infection control
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with primary care physicians, the University Lung Clinic, PCN team members, health care professionals from external agencies, and contacts at other health/social care organizations
  • Utilize quality improvement activities to improve identified gaps or knowledge in clinical care
  • Participate in evaluation and Reporting activities related to the clinical role
  • Document patient health history, assessment, treatment information, etc.
What you need to succeed...
  • Fluency in English language (written and verbal)
  • Computer skills: email, MS Word, MS Excel, scheduling
  • Effective teaching and communication skills
  • Ability to recognize change in a patient’s health status and determine when to collaborate with family physician
  • Ability to effectively utilize Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software
  • Ability to make evidence-based decisions in accordance with best practice guidelines
  • Ability to build collaborative and respectful relationships with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
  • Awareness of the Patient’s Medical Home Model of Care, social determinants of health, and principles of self-management
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRRT)
  • Active registration with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA)
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certification – BLS for Health Care Providers
  • Certified Respiratory Educator designation would be an asset
  • Previous pulmonary function experience would be an asset, but not necessary.
  • Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check

The Bighorn PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Bighorn PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Bighorn PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.