Respiratory Therapist - Inspired Outreach Program

​Req ID: 137081
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital  
Department: OPEZ Inspired Expansion Program CBRH I
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: UNIFOR
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 13-Apr-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 to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, and under the direction of the Provincial Program Coordinator and Medical Director of the INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, the Respiratory Therapist provides respiratory (primarily COPD) education to patients, families, caregivers and other health care professionals. The Respiratory Therapist applies their knowledge, skills and judgment in the provision of diagnostic, assessment and therapeutic modalities to assist in the management of respiratory disorders in collaboration with health care professionals and community providers.  

About You

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

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Respiratory Therapy and currently licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists required
  • Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care Exams required
  • Successful completion of hospital-based certifcation and recertification procedures are mandatory for continued employment
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 
  • Current certification in BCLS is required
  • Proof of completion of an approved COPD Educators program (CRE) or equivalent preferred; if not completed, after hiring, completion is required as soon as feasible (funding available)
  • A minimum of two years experience in Respiratory Therapy is preferred (experience in a case management or care coordinator role would be an asset)

Additional Qualifications

  • Clinical experience in the relevant practice area preferred (ie. Respiratory clinic, community-based care, chronic disease management, patient educator)
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve and work under patient caseload time limitations required
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; must be an effective team player
  • Competencies in other languages would be an asset, French preferred
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, videoconferencing)
  • Experience with virtual care an asset; must be willing to integrate virtual care into practice
  • Able to work flexibly from an office, home or community setting to provide both in-person and virtual care
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and valid Nova Scotia Driver's license, as regular travel is required for clinical visits.
  • Willing to travel within program catchment area with occasional travel beyond catchment, for training or meeting purposes

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


  • Permanent, Part-Time (50%) position; 37.5 hours biweekly

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. 

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.


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