Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy (Halifax, NS, CA, B3K 4N1)

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Req ID: 100502
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: CRIT Hyperbaric Chamber  
Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment     (60% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status:   NSGEU  
Posting Closing Date: 27-Nov-20

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.


Under the direction of the Manager, the Respiratory Therapist applies their knowledge, skills and judgment in the provision of diagnostic, assessment and therapeutic modalities to assist in the management of cardiorespiratory and related disorders in collaboration with the physician and other health care professionals. The respiratory therapist also participates in education of patients, families and other health care providers.


Successful completion of a Respiratory Therapy program from an accredited institution
Successful completion of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care Exams
Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists
Current certification in BCLS and ACLS
Ability to work in a Hyperbaric environment required and Hyperbaric Medicine experience preferred
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred



Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

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

Long Assignment Part-time Position 60% - 45 hours bi-weekly
Beginning November 30, 2020 with an expected end date of June 20, 2021
These dates are subject to change
On-Call required

Salary Information

$27.8114 - $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 - NSGEU 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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