Vancouver Coastal Health
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Respiratory Therapist hourly salaries in Canada at Vancouver Coastal Health

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Average salary
$34.79 per hour
matches
Meets national average
Average $34.79
Low $17.50
High $52.55

Salary estimated from 20 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: November 11, 2022

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Reviews for Respiratory Therapist at Vancouver Coastal Health

Not Great for Newcomers

Workload is insane for the low pay. Minimum 5 ventilated patients in ICU for example, but could go up to 8. Paper charting, taking ABGs after every small vent change. Most coworkers were nice but some just treat you as if you're beneath them. My orienteer would sometimes laugh condescendingly when I made mistakes and assumed I was deliberately ignoring patients when I forgot a task. Management can easily come off as insensitive with their attitude or word choice. They will also have a "mistakes list" filed on you in secret when starting. It not only compiles serious infractions, but minor errors like going for lunch an hour late (they do not bother asking you to explain the situation). If this list grows sufficiently large it will be brought up in front of all the charge RTs and union, and you'll be quizzed in all future shifts. You'd better be able to answer these questions or you're at serious risk of termination. This questioning makes up a bulk of the "support" they promise you if you need it. They really want to emphasize how much they support you but they make up their mind about you pretty early on, and I suspect they only emphasize it due to the union getting on their case about all the RTs who have quit/been fired in the past year.

Pros

The city itself, and some staff are very nice.

Cons

Curt management, low pay, hectic work environment with little room for error.
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How much does a Respiratory Therapist make at Vancouver Coastal Health in Canada?

Average Vancouver Coastal Health Respiratory Therapist hourly pay in Canada is approximately $34.79, which meets the national average.

Salary information comes from 114 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

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