Advanced Care Paramedic

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Casual/On-Call
Location: East Gwillimbury / Ontario
Date Posted: August 06, 2019
Date Closing: August 30, 2019
Number Of Positions: 1

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$41.67 to $45.30 per hour

This is an Addition to staff Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours

As Required and Varied

Operational Hours


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Supervisor, EMS Paramedic Operations, is responsible for providing ambulance services, 24-hour pre-hospital emergency and non-emergency care, and transportation to and between hospitals for patients experiencing injury or illness; complying with the current Ambulance Act, Ministry of Health Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards, Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards, Regional Base Hospital Program medical directives and policies, the Highway Traffic Act, and other applicable legislation.

Major Responsibilities

•Provides advanced emergency medical care for ill or injured persons by taking the lead at emergency sites with a focus on cardiovascular and respiratory systems and in providing pre-hospital life support.
•Provides transportation for ill or injured persons, to, from, and between treatment facilities, in specially equipped ambulance vehicles, as directed by the Central Ambulance Communications Centre (CACC).
•Provides effective patient assessment and treatment according to Provincial and Regional Base Hospital standards and protocols to level of certification.
•Prepares various reports including Ambulance Call Reports, Incident/Occurrence Reports, Vehicle Checklists and other reports as deemed appropriate by the Region’s EMS Branch and/or the Ministry of Health.
•Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of fleet vehicles; stocks vehicle medical supplies; reports any missing or malfunctioning equipment and vehicle defibrillator to the Supervisor through the electronic reporting systems.
•Maintains the cleanliness of paramedic response stations; stocks medical supplies and equipment, as appropriate.
•Interacts with members of the health care team, allied emergency care providers, the public and patients in a professional manner.
•Communicates with CACC to ensure they are advised of status and location at all times.
•Maintains technical knowledge by attending workshops and in-service training sessions, participating in refresher training, as required; participates in research projects, as assigned.
•Maintains all legislated requirements for employment and all certification requirements as set by the MOHLTC, Regional Base Hospital and the Region.


•Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (A-EMCA) or equivalency.
•Eligibility for certification in accordance with the Ambulance Act of Ontario.
•Successful completion of a Canadian Medical Association accredited Advanced Care Paramedic program.
•Must be able to achieve Base Hospital certification as an Advanced Care Paramedic within six (6) months of date of hire.
•Current certification in Symptom Relief and Defibrillation.
•Current International Trauma Life Support (ITLS).
•Ontario Class “F” driver’s licence in good standing which meets the requirements of the Ambulance Act of Ontario.
•Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.
•Knowledge of the Ambulance Act of Ontario, Ministry of Health Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards – Current Version, Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards – Current Version, Regional Base Hospital Program medical directives and policies, applicable sections of the Highway Traffic Act, and other relevant legislation.

How to Apply

Please apply online by August 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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