Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Services

Req ID: 141425
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern
Zone, Aberdeen Hospital  
Department: OPNZ Resp Therapy CRESP

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: CUPE Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 2-Feb-23


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.

 

 

About the Opportunity

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. Must be able to do call shifts.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
 

  • 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 ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

Hours

  • Long Assignment, Full-Time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Approximate twelve (12) month long assignment
  • Dates are approximate and subject to change

Compensation and Incentives

$28.65 - $39.28 Hourly

 

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. 


Successful candidates may also be eligible for a signing bonus and relocation assistance with a defined Return of Service contract.


 

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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

 

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