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Primary Care Paramedic – Regular Part-Time Positions

Various Locations Across British Columbia

 

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA.

 

You:

  • have a desire to make a difference in your community
  • find motivation in helping others in their times of need
  • are resilient, a good communicator and you stay calm under pressure
  • have a balanced sense of professionalism and compassion
  • are committed to providing respectful and thorough attention to care during every one of your interactions both on-shift and off
  • are seeking a new challenge and an opportunity to grow your career or augment other work/responsibilities in an environment that is supportive and inclusive

 

Gain the reward of helping others and open the door to your career as a paramedic

 

A Regular PT Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) is a position ideal for people who live and work in a rural or remote area and have a desire to make a difference in their community.

 

What you’ll do

 

Employees in regular part-time (RPT) Scheduled On-Call (SOC) positions will be scheduled for regularly scheduled hours as well as hours where the employee is required to carry a pager and respond to calls (pager hours). Most regular SOC hours will be spent actively engaged in assigned community and station paramedic duties, with a goal of further daily clinical work alongside our healthcare partners in the community. Regular part-time SOC employees will be responsible for 911 emergency responses, and provisions have been put in place to minimize the number of calls during pager hours. By redesigning the work of paramedics in these communities, we also bring more predictable pay and careers for paramedics and increase health care options to the people who live in these communities. More options lead to better health care. Better healthcare leads to better patient care and outcomes.

 

Working as a paramedic, every shift is guaranteed to be different, but you can expect to:

  • Provide patient care and transportation by ambulance in pre-hospital emergency situations, using critical thinking and safe work practices at all times
  • Advocate for patients through effective communication with colleagues, allied health care professionals and public safety partners
  • Be responsible for the safe operation of ambulances (e.g. challenging weather and remote areas)
  • Identify issues and strategies to address complex program or system-wide issues which will enhance service delivery and patient care

 

 

What you bring

 

  • A valid PCP license issued by the Emergency Medical Assistant Licensing Board (or out of province equivalent)
  • Minimum Grade 12 diploma or equivalent (or higher)
  • Class 1, 2 or 4 BC driver's license (or out of province equivalent)
  • Current driver's abstract demonstrating a safe driving record
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in rural and remote locations
  • Strong mental resiliency and maturity; highly functional in a dynamic environment

 

 

We Bring

 

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

 

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • You will have the ability to take your career anywhere in BC
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including the Public Service Pension Plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

 

To Apply

 

Please apply to this posting to indicate your interest for future, specific opportunities. If you live in a rural or remote community in BC, please indicate so in your cover letter, or if you are willing to relocate to a particular community or region, we would love to know where! If you already hold a paramedic license in BC, please include a copy of your license in your application.

 

For more information or questions about the application process, please contact our careers help desk at BCEHSCareers@phsa.ca.

 

Selection Process

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Please note, all new employees are required to attend a 10-day training and orientation program in Vancouver. Successful completion is part of an employee’s probation and is a pre-requisite to working on ambulance or being scheduled in the station.

 

Additional Resources

 

If you do not yet hold a BC class 1, 2 or 4 driver’s license, please visit the ICBC website for more information.

 

Questions?

 

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.

 

About Us

 

BC Ambulance Service is run by BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS); BCEHS is the lead Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency in British Columbia, the largest EMS provider in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. We respond to over 500,000 ground events and 7,800 air events every year.

 

BCEHS has two main lines of business: BC Ambulance Service, which provides pre-hospital emergency health services throughout the province, and the BC Patient Transfer Network, which provides information on available beds and assists physicians with the timely transfer of patients to the appropriate level of care. The nurses in the HealthLink BC Contact Centres are also employees of BCEHS. They respond to the 8-1-1 calls and provide non-emergency information to the residents of BC.

 

BCEHS is part of Provincial Health Services (PHSA), which 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 and BCEHS are 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.

 

 

Job Location:                  Various, Across BC

Job Type:                        Regular part-time (0.75 full-time equivalent)

Hourly Rate:                   $29.06

Closing Date:                  Accepting applications on an ongoing basis