Req ID: 107114
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII
Department: PERI Anaesthesia Admin
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 16-Mar-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.
The Anesthesia Technician is an integral member of the health care team, providing skilled technical assistance perioperatively, while maintaining a safe and aseptic environment through the adherence of safety regulations and standards. This individual is responsible for the preparation, functional operation and check out of all anesthesia equipment and supplies. He/she is knowledgeable about patient safety and the aspects of its practice in the operating room environment. The Anesthesia Technician will provide services within the Victoria General Hospital and Halifax Infirmary sites within and outside the operating room environment as required. The position requires shift work and services are provided weekdays and weekends.
Additionally, the Anesthesia Technician provides technical assistance to the Anesthesiologists with the application of supplies and monitoring equipment to the patient for all anesthesia procedures, including all hemodynamic monitoring lines, critical care monitors and life support equipment.
Further, the Technician provides a second pair of hands during sterile procedures, adjusting controls and passing supplies into the sterile field, infusing fluids under direct supervision, while maintaining a watchful eye on the anesthesia delivery equipment. This individual is trained to expect the unexpected and react appropriately.
Successful completion of a certificate/diploma program in Anesthesia Technology
BLS-C (HCP) is required
Ability to communicate effectively with medical professionals is essential
Capable of responding to emergency situations providing continuous assistance during stressful procedures
Reliable, self-starter capable of independent action
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
Permanent, part time (0.5) position; 37.5 hours biweekly
$25.7993 - $27.6705 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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