Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Services

​Req ID: 130148
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital  
Department: OPWZ Respiratory Services YRH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Healthcare P
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.


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Reporting to the Manager, the Respiratory Therapists is responsible for the initiation and management of invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation and also act as an expert of advanced airway management in all areas of the institution. They deliver and manage the administration of oxygen and other compressed gases, aerosolized medications and high humidity therapies. They also perform and interpret related pulmonary diagnostic testing.

Duties may also be assigned in the Pulmonary Function Testing Lab, Asthma Clinic, COPD Clinic, Sleep Lab and clinics at Roseway Hospital and/or Digby General Hospital.
There may be other Respiratory Therapy duties such as patient or staff education sessions.

Respiratory Therapists act as part of the multidisciplinary health care team to: help achieve physician goals for patients' cardiorespiratory status assess, plan, deliver and evaluate effectiveness of respiratory care and airway management for patients


  • Graduate of a recognized School of Respiratory Therapy
  • Must hold/maintain registration with the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists
  • Must hold/maintain certification in CPR at NRP and ACLS levels
  • Travel to other sites may be required
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Effective planning, organizing and supervising abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to adjust to the changing needs of the service and the program/facility
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Permanent Part-time 50% position: 37.5 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$28.65 - $39.27/hourly


Successful candidates may also be eligible for a $5,000 signing bonus and up to $5,000 of relocation assistance for a return of service.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit Recruitment - Incentives 


​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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