Posting: EB 21:566(e)
Posted: November 15, 2021
Closes: January 9, 2022
EMCT Training: February 14, 2022
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
Upcoming Career Opportunities for Emergency Medical Call Taker (EMCT) Trainees in the following Dispatch Operations Centre:
Langford Dispatch Operations Centre, Victoria BC
Are you a career oriented individual who thrives in a fast paced, challenging work environment, do you want to be an integral part of helping our community? If this interests you, then this may be the career for you!
As an Emergency Medical Call Taker in a Communications Centre, you are the first point of contact to the public who are calling 911 for an Ambulance due to an emergency medical situation. As an Emergency Medical Call Taker, you are that calming and reassuring voice on the other end of the phone. You are responsible for providing vital information to the caller, Dispatch team, Paramedic crews, and hospitals to ensure help is on the way to the emergency event.
An ideal Emergency Medical Call Taker will have the ability to:
Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills
Remain calm and focused in stressful, high pressure situations
Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills (fast typing with high accuracy rate)
Approach problems and decisions methodically and be able to follow scripted messaging
Adapt quickly in a dynamic environment
Prioritize multiple competing tasks
Readily assume a leadership role
Effectively communicate and actively build relationships with other team members and the caller
Actively seek win-win solutions
Maintain professionalism in cases of healthy conflict and in supporting/managing differences of opinion
Understand the vast geography of British Columbia
Work rotational shifts including weekdays, weekends, statutory holidays; as the operation runs 24/7, 365 days a year
High school Diploma or equivalent
Minimum 19 years of age
2 Years customer service experience
Standard First Aid (or higher license level)
CPR Level C certificate
40 wpm typing/keyboarding
Fluent in English, spoken and written
Please email your Basic First Aid certificate (or higher – ie OFA2, EMR, PCP) and CPR-C certificate to: PCCPRecruitment@bcehs.ca. The subject line of the email should read: EB 21:566(e) FT Irreg EMCT Trainee Langford Dispatch.
Next Steps in the Recruitment Process:
Individuals submitting an online application including the above required documents will be sent an in-home typing test. You must achieve a minimum of 40wpm as the first step in the process. Those who achieve the 40wpm will receive an email invitation to participate in a virtual Assessment Day. Along with the invitation will be additional information regarding the testing components. To be considered for this position, your attendance is required. The session will be approximately 3.5 hours and will allow you to learn more about the position, organization, along with conducting various tests.
Applicants will be tested on:
Medical terminology test
CritiCall test (computer simulation testing)
General Knowledge/Geography Exam
Critical Listening quiz
Applicants who are successful in the Assessment Day will be contacted to attend an interview.
Successful applicants will begin EMCT training February 14, 2022.
Please note: successful candidates who do receive an offer will need to obtain a satisfactory Medical Assessment, Hearing Test and Criminal Record Check before the first day of EMCT training.
We invite you to apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.
PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.