Advanced Care Paramedic – Full-time Positions
You are a patient-focused professional who gives – and receives – the utmost in respect and compassion to all those you encounter both on and off shift. You thrive in an environment that is supportive, inclusive, and sets you up to do what you do best: providing advanced life support care to people in need. Your leadership ability is sought out by your colleagues, and your knowledge, hands-on skills, and dedication to your own health are your cornerstones to success.
Look no further for your next opportunity: choose urban, small-town, or remote lifestyle in beautiful British Columbia. Our Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) are an integrated and essential part of our provincial service delivery model. Work close to home, or consider a new community for a lifestyle change: ACPs are currently focused in cities such as the greater Vancouver area, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Kelowna and Kamloops. ACPs also support the Community Paramedicine program, with Rural Advanced Care paramedic positions in communities such as Valemount, Fort St. John, Cranbrook, Campbell River and Prince Rupert.
What you’ll do
ACP professionals provide advanced clinical care to the acutely injured as well as complex primary and urgent care patients. They provide clinical leadership on complex calls and maintain a progressive scope of practice to manage a variety of patient presentations. Every shift is guaranteed to be different, but you can expect to:
- Provide patient care in out of hospital emergency and urgent situations, using critical thinking and safe work practices at all times.
- Advocate for patients through effective communication with colleagues, allied health care professionals and emergency service partners.
- Provide clinical leadership and support to the patient care teams.
- Identify issues and strategies to address complex program or system-wide issues which will enhance service delivery and patient care supported by our BCEHS research agenda.
- Collaborate with health care teams in addressing appropriate patient care needs which may result in non-conveyance
What you bring
- Current ACP license to practice in the province of British Columbia (or able to obtain)
- Class 1, 2 or 4 BC driver's license (or able to obtain)
- Work permit for Canada (or able to obtain)
- Current driver's abstract (driving record)
- Minimum two years’ ACP working experience with demonstrable practice experiences
We anticipate vacancies throughout the coming months, and at this time, we ask qualified and interested applicants to submit a current resume, cover letter and copies of licenses to this posting. As specific positions become available, short-listed applicants will be contacted about next steps and interviews. We will contact you when an available posting for position is advertised.
Please note: This is not a posting for a specific position. BCEHS is a unionized service and qualified internal employees must be considered before external candidates. Therefore, we may be limited in the number of external candidates we are able to consider at any time. We must also consider qualified Canadian applicants before those who do not yet hold a valid Canadian work permit.
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
This advertisement is not a formal job posting. Individual vacancies will be posted separately on a case by case basis and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Should you wish to submit your interest and copies of your licenses to this advertisement, we will reach out with specific posting details should we be able to explore external applicants.
Individual vacancies will be posted for two weeks. Applications will be reviewed and formal interviews and clinical assessments with short-listed candidates will be held via video conference. After the assessments, candidates will be required to successfully complete our criminal record check and a pre-hire medical and physical capacity assessment.
Career Growth Opportunities
Upon successful completion of their probation and orientation, internal ACP applicants may apply for application to our Critical Care Transport (CCT) and Paramedic Specialist (PS) programs. The BCEHS CCT Program provides specialized, emergency patient care and transport for critically ill or injured patients across the province, from air bases in six urban centres. The PS are an integrated part of our clinical hub in our patient care and communications centre and provide clinical, high risk hazard and complex primary and urgent care support throughout the province.
If you have not yet obtained a BC ACP license, please visit the EMALB website or COPR webpage to begin the process. To qualify for consideration, candidates must hold an ACP license in BC by the closing date of any posting.
If you do not yet hold a BC class 1, 2 or 4 driver’s license, please visit the ICBC website for more information.
International applicants may also find this website helpful in navigating immigration and licensing requirements.
Please contact our recruitment help desk at BCEHSCareers@phsa.ca. For more information on the unique opportunities that BCEHS has to offer, visit www.bcehs.ca.
BCEHS is the largest emergency health service provider in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. BCEHS provides out-of-hospital and inter-hospital health services throughout BC. Our paramedics in both ground and air ambulances, dispatchers, and staff who arrange inter-facility patient transfers, all provide valuable services every day. BCEHS is supported by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
PHSA plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
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.
Union: Ambulance Paramedics and Dispatchers of BC
Job Location: Various
Job Type: Full Time
Number of Positions: Multiple
Start Date: Negotiable
Closing Date: On-going