Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy

Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 2P5

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 115881
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: OPWZ Respiratory Services YRH
Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment   (40% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status:  CUPE 

Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-21

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Assistant 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

* Long assignment, Part-time (40%) position; 30 hours bi-weekly

* Beginning August 23, 2021 until August 23, 2022

These are anticipated dates and subject to change

Salary Information

$27.8115 - $38.1246/hourly


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. 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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