Respiratory Therapist

This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are not required to re-apply.

​Req ID: 131704
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern Zone, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre  
Department: OPNZ Respiratory Therapy
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Healthcare P
osition
Posting Closing Date: 27-Jun-22


Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

 

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

Responsibilities

The Respiratory Therapist performs assigned duties as required by Respiratory Therapists within the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapist’s Scope of Practice and Institutional Policy and Procedure.  The Respiratory Therapist is expected to achieve the goals and objectives pertaining to the Cardio-Respiratory Department. This role includes:  assessments, implementation of treatment, evaluation, care plan, and education of patients requiring respiratory therapy. The Respiratory Therapist obtains a patient history and assesses the clinical significance of therapist driven protocols as related to respiratory therapy care. The Respiratory Therapist conducts a full respiratory assessment as related to respiratory therapy, and evaluates progress, adapts a treatment plan according to patient needs, and expected outcomes. The Respiratory Therapist implements a respiratory discharge plan.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Respiratory Therapy, and be registered with the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified or willingness to obtain required
  • Current Heart & Stroke BCLS (Level C) Certification required
  • Member in good standing with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapist (CSRT) preferred
  • Successful completion of hospital based certification and recertification procedures are mandatory for continued employment
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve and work under pressure of time limitations required
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; must be an effective team player
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.  

Hours of Work

Permanent Full Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Please note - After hours on-call rotation required (from 4pm until 8am the next morning)

Salary Information

Respiratory Therapist

$28.65 -$39.28 hourly

 

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

 

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 

 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

 

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