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Job Title:
Primary Care Paramedic

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Health Science Centre

Primary Care Paramedic
6 Positions
Paramedicine - Transport
Temporary Call In
HoursBased on the needs of the department
SalaryCG29, ($25.01 - $27.77 per hour)
Competition Number2020003515
Posted Date23 July 2020
Closing Date6 August 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The work of a Primary Care Paramedic involves operating an ambulance in responding to emergencies and routine calls and providing skilled basic and advanced emergency care to persons suffering from a variety of illnesses and injuries. The Primary Care Paramedic is required to assess, stabilize and report on the nature and severity of the illness or injury. Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed through observation, examination of records/reports and the presence or absence of valid complaints. Reports directly to the Operations Supervisors.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Regularly lifts and moves patients and equipment (between 25-50 lbs.) and involved in heavy lifting/pushing/pulling of stretchers (100 lbs.) and patients.
Constantly stands, bends, stretches, kneels or pushes and pulls; sometimes in small and cramped spaces.
Constantly requires visual concentration or alertness to drive ambulances, complete site and patient assessments and to administer medications. Regularly there are time pressures in the pre-hospital emergency setting.
Regularly there is lack of control over work pace occurs due to the unpredictable situations during a medical emergency, or unpredictable call volume.
Job Qualifications
Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Completion of Primary Care Paramedic Program.
Registration with the Provincial Medical Oversight Program.
Possession of a valid Class 4 Driver's License as issued by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Experience in Emergency Care is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

A satisfactory code of conduct, a driver's abstract, original education documents, proof of registration and current CPR are conditions of employment. The applicant must also participate in a pre-placement capabilities test.

Open to external applicants only.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.