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Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Services

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Kentville, NS posted June 30, 2020.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 75201
Location: Western Zone, Valley Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 60012718 OPWZ Respiratory SMH
Type of Employment:  Hourly PT long-assignment  (40% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare 
Bargaining Unit – CUPE 
Posting Closing Date: 8-Jul-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.


The Respiratory Therapist’s primary assignment is to provide clinical services to all patient-care areas of the hospital. Duties may also be assigned in the Pulmonary Function Testing Lab.

There may be other Respiratory Therapy duties such as patient or staff education sessions.

Procedures range from simple oxygen and aerosol administration to CPR, mechanical ventilation and emergency transports.


  • 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 biweekly
Beginning as soon as possible, with an expected end date of July 25, 2021
Dates are approximate and are subject to change

Salary Information

$27.6731 – $37.9349 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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