Primary 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: September 03, 2020
Date Closing: November 03, 2020
Number Of Positions: 10

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Position Title

Primary Care Paramedic

Salary

$37.25 to $40.48 per hour

Scheduled Hours

As Required and Varied

Scheduled Shifts

As Required and Varied

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Superintendent/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 primary emergency medical care for ill or injured persons by taking the lead at emergency sites with a focus on 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.
•Responsible for all medical interventions, as deemed essential by the Regional Base Hospital and the Region, including controlled drug therapy, as outlined in the Symptom Relief Program, Defibrillation Program and Autonomous Intravenous (AIV) Program.
•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 system.
•Interacts with members of the health care team, allied emergency care providers, the public and patients in a professional manner.
•Maintains technical knowledge by attending workshops and in-service training sessions, participating in refresher training, as required; participates in research projects, as assigned.
•Performs other duties, as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.

Qualifications

•Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in Ambulance and Emergency Care, combined with certification in accordance with the Ambulance Act of Ontario and eligibility for EMCA/AEMCA in Ontario.
•Eligibility for certification in Symptom Relief, Defibrillation, Autonomous Intravenous (AIV) Programs with the Regional Base Hospital Program.
•Ontario Class “F” driver’s licence or equivalent in good standing which meets the requirements of the Ambulance Act of Ontario.
•Current BTLS International Certification.
•Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by November 3, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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