Employed Student Respiratory Therapist Program (ESRT)
With opportunities to work in high acuity and critical care units, community outreach and pulmonary function labs, the diversity of clinical experience offered to Respiratory Therapists working at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is unparalleled.
Thank you for your interest!
Applications for the 2023 ESRT program have now closed. We look forward to connecting with you next year!
At VCH, interdisciplinary team support and collaboration are part of our culture. You are surrounded by other talented healthcare professionals working together to achieve the best patient outcomes.
The ESRT program is a unique employment opportunity for respiratory therapy students. These supernumerary positions provide ESRTs with 90 hours of paid experience to learn in a real-life healthcare environment, share their knowledge with different healthcare team members, and bring new energy to all the areas participating in the program.
ESRT positions are available at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), Lions Gate Hospital, and Richmond Hospital. Both 12-hour and 8-hour shifts are offered. This position pays $26.54/hour.
- Successful completion of Level 1 of clinical placement and continued enrollment in an accredited and recognized Respiratory Therapy Program, plus certification in Basic Life Support or equivalent.
- Have completed Level 1 at VGH, or are a current Level 2 student at VGH
Meet the team
“I understand that transitioning from student to graduate RT can be stressful, so I hope to be a constant supporter during this time."
Kelly Yuill, Regional Respiratory Therapy EducatorMeet Kelly
Questions and inquiries
Connect with our Talent Acquisition Advisor for the ESRT Program!