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Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Services

  • Job
    Entry & Junior Level
  • Healthcare
  • Colchester


  • We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Respiratory Therapy, and be registered with the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified or willingness to obtain required
  • Current Heart & Stroke BCLS (Level C) Certification required
  • Member in good standing with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapist (CSRT) preferred
  • Successful completion of hospital based certification and recertification procedures are mandatory for continued employment
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve and work under pressure of time limitations required
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; must be an effective team player
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


  • The Respiratory Therapist performs assigned duties as required by Respiratory Therapists within the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapist’s Scope of Practice and Institutional Policy and Procedure. The Respiratory Therapist is expected to achieve the goals and objectives pertaining to the Cardio-Respiratory Department. This role includes assessments, implementation of treatment, evaluation, care plan, and education of patients requiring respiratory therapy. The Respiratory Therapist obtains a patient history and assesses the clinical significance of therapist driven protocols as related to respiratory therapy care. The Respiratory Therapist conducts a full respiratory assessment as related to respiratory therapy, and evaluates progress, adapts a treatment plan according to patient needs, and expected outcomes. The Respiratory Therapist implements a respiratory discharge plan.

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