As an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP), you will be a patient advocate who will effectively communicate and interact with community partners and allied healthcare professionals to ensure safe and proficient patient care and transportation. To fulfill your responsibilities you will safely operate emergency vehicles, respond to medical and traumatic emergencies and inter-facility transport requests while adhering to professional standards, medical control protocols, standard operating procedures, polices and directives. This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
As a Paramedic, you will assess emergency scenes and patients and may transport ill or injured patients from scenes of emergency and/or between facilities. This includes operating ambulances or other modes of transportation. You will treat patients by administering medications, advanced life support (ALS) airway adjuncts and electrical therapy. You may also lead the ALS crew in delivering clinical care during patient transport or at emergency scenes. You will assist with ensuring that ambulances or other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles, such as transfer vans, are properly stocked and equipped. Alberta Health Services EMS requires the proof of the successful completion of the Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation (F.A.R.E.) test via the certificate provided by the Lifemark organization for all applicants external to AHS or internal to AHS, who do not already hold a clinical position within AHS EMS (VESST, Clinical Educator, EMR, PCP, ACP and Community Paramedic). Your F.A.R.E. test must be completed six (6) prior to the date of your application. Alberta Health Services EMS may verify results with Lifemark to ensure the candidate has successfully completed the test. Please contact Lifemark at www.lifemark.ca/alberta-health-services to find more information on the F.A.R.E. test and how to book your evaluation.
Classification: Registered ACP-Paramedic 2190
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: RA-Parkland EMS-EDM
Primary Location: EMS HQ - EDM Suburban Rural
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 08-DEC-2020
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 01-FEB-2021
Hours per Shift: Varies
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $33.99
Maximum Salary: $44.75
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
Completion of an accredited Advanced Care Paramedic program. Active registration with Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) as an Advanced Care Paramedic. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP). Must hold a valid Class 4 Alberta Operator's Licence with no more than six (6) demerits. Completion of the Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation (F.A.R.E.) test taken no more than six (6) months prior to the application date.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Must be available for orientation and mentorship. Must be available for short notice work opportunities. Should have relevant experience working in EMS; Metro EMS, dedicated Intra-facility transport, and Suburban/Rural. Please provide a chronological resume and cover letter. High school diploma or equivalent should be provided. Operator's License and other supportive documentation.