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Dartmouth, NS
Healthcare
Experienced
Relief / Casual

Interested in expanding your career as a Paramedic in Nova Scotia?

Emergency Health Services (EHS) - Ground Ambulance Operations

Primary Care Paramedic & Advanced Care Paramedic - Multiple Casual Positions - Various Locations across Nova Scotia

Ontario Paramedics: Join us the week of March 4-8, 2019, in the Ottawa area, for an in-person pre-screening process for candidates interested in expanding their career in Nova Scotia.

About Us:

Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medavie Health Services that manages and operates ground ambulance, air medical transport and the medical communications operations in Nova Scotia through a performance-based contract with the provincial government's Emergency Health Services (EHS) Operations division and the Department of Health and Wellness. As well, EMC operates TeleHealth 811 medical communications for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for the Department of Health.

Emergency Health Services (EHS) Operations delivers a high-quality prehospital care program to Nova Scotians. We achieve this through our 1,400+ employees who work with us, including highly-trained paramedics, nurses, medical communications officers, and support employees.

We access all communities in Nova Scotia in a timely and efficient manner with our fleet of more than 180 ambulances and support vehicles operating out of 60+ stations. We respond to 165,000+ calls annually across the province, which are actively managed through the EHS Operations Medical Communications Centre, the hub of all emergency (911) and non-emergency (hospital transfers) medical calls. 

The EHS Operations LifeFlight program provides even greater accessibility by responding to patients on scene or through inter-facility transports by our critical care team via helicopter, fixed wing, or ground ambulance.

In addition, paramedics in Nova Scotia participate in various programs both urban and rural such as community-based paramedic programs, collaborative emergency centres, and emergency preparedness and special operations, to name a few.

There are lots of opportunities waiting for you in Nova Scotia. Apply now to learn more about our service and available positions.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

How to Apply:

Pre-screening spots are limited. You must confirm your registration to attend. The pre-screening session will consist of the following:

  • Panel interview
  • Objectively Scored Clinical Evaluations (OSCE)

The deadline to register for the pre-screening process in the Ottawa area is February 27, 2019.

You must be a graduate of an accredited paramedic program and be eligible for registration with the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia if you are offered employment. If you are selected to attend the pre-screening process, you will be contacted by email and provided written detail of the following:

  • Location/address for pre-screening process
  • Confirmed times for the interview/clinical evaluations
  • Information required to bring to the interview
  • All mandatory requirements for successful candidates to obtain prior to commencement of employment

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, races, perspectives and skills. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify.

What you'll need

Qualifications

Note: Offers will include the following conditions to be complete and documented prior to first date of employment:

  •  Active registration from the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia (CPNS)
  • A NS Class 4 Driver's Licence (or equivalent) that authorizes you to drive an ambulance (provide a copy of both front and back)
  • A copy of your five-year driving abstract dated within 90 days of date of employment
  • Criminal background check and vulnerable sector search dated within 90 days of date of employment
  • Proof of successful paramedic physical abilities testing that is acceptable to EHS/EMC and has been completed in the last 12 months
  • CEVOIII - driving safety course

We're looking for

Core Skills

Emergency Services Healthcare Teamwork

A little bit about us

Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC)

Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medavie Health Services (MHS) that manages and operates ground ambulance, air medical transport and the medical communications operations in Nova Scotia through a performance-based contract with the provincial government's Emergency Health Services (EHS) Operations division and the Department of Health and Wellness. As well, EMC operates TeleHealth/811 medical communications for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for the Department of Health.