The ESRT team

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.

Program details

The ESRT program is a unique employment opportunity for respiratory therapy students. These supernumerary positions provide ESRTs with paid work 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 $29.52/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.
  • Level 1 or Level 2 student at Vancouver General Hospital
Kelly Yuill, Regional Respiratory Therapy Educator

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 Educator

Meet Kelly

Questions and inquiries

Connect with our Talent Acquisition Advisor for the ESRT Program!

Contact Kelsey O'Connor

How to apply

Respiratory Therapist jobs

External applicant

Internal applicant

Out-of-province or international applicant