Job title: Registered Pacemaker/Device Technologist

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job description: ​Req ID: 166000

Company: Nova Scotia Health

Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance – QEII

Department: OPCZ Cardiac Electrodiag Unit

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position

Posting Closing Date: 20-Oct-23

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.

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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

The Registered Pacemaker/Device Technologist performs routine testing on implantable pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), determines normal function, performs troubleshooting as required and identifies performance trends. The Technologist is responsible for maintaining records both in chart and database format and identifying patients with implantable equipment that may be the subject of an alert or advisory. The Technologist acts as a liaison for patients, nursing homes, family physicians, and various departments within the institution and the device manufacturers.

About You

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

  • Successful completion of a two-year BCIT program or acceptable equivalent
  • Successful completion of the BCIT specialty program Cardiac Sciences (Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology Option – Advanced Certificate)
  • Successful completion of a recognized Pacemaker Specialty exam (CSCT National Association or Heart Rhythm Society exam) is an asset
  • If the exam has not been completed, incumbent must agree to complete the recognized Heart Rhythm Society Specialty exam within 3 years of hire
  • Two (2) years of practical experience in advanced procedures required
  • Current registration and in good standing with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists required
  • Current BLS certification required
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Manual dexterity required
  • Demonstrates independent judgment
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

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


  • Permanent Full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

Compensation and Incentives

$34.02 – $38.58 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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Job date: Fri, 10 Nov 2023 23:16:38 GMT