Date: 2024-06-15 14:21:36

Anaesthesia Assistant

Job Description

Req ID: 175147
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII
Department: OPCZ PERI Anaesthesia Admin
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 4-Mar-24

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.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager - Department of Anesthesia and under the direction of the Anesthesiologist, the Anesthesia Assistant provides clinical and technical support in the pre-operative areas, operating rooms, post anesthesia care units and in other specialty areas contained within QEII facilities where anaesthesia services may be required on a 24/7 basis. The Anesthesia Assistant participates in the clinical management of the patient as well as providing assistance to ensure all resources required for the administration of anesthetic care to the patient are immediately available and ready for use.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists or eligible for registration
  • Completion of an Anesthesia Assistant certification required
  • CSRT membership with CCAA designation required (when eligible)
  • Minimum of two years experience as a respiratory therapist preferred
  • Previous experience in the operating room area an asset
  • Degree preferred; previous anesthesia courses an asset
  • Current BLS-C (HCP) and ACLS is required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Physical Demands: The Anesthesia Assistant must be capable of repositioning anesthesia equipment (weights of up to 50 pounds) and supplies when required.

Where there are no qualified candidates, consideration may be given to those who are currently enrolled in a recognized Anesthesia Assistant program and will be expected to successfully complete within 2 years. Students closest to being fully qualified, i.e. completed didactic portion of program, or closest to completion, will first be preference.

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Permanent Full-time; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Shift work (8, 10, 12 hour shifts); days, nights and weekends

Compensation and Incentives

$40.81 - $51.31 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.

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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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