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The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS
Healthcare
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 6745, 6726, 6700

Emergency Health Services (EHS) - Ground Ambulance Operations

Full Time Permanent and Term Across the Beautiful province of Nova Scotia

*Although this posting is for our next pre-screen, applications are reviewed on a daily basis and we may be able to fast track your application*

Pre-screen location: Online or Dartmouth NS

Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2023

Pre-screen/Interview - May 3 & 4, 2023

New Employee Orientation: Beginning Thursday, June 1, 2023

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.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

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 need

Qualifications

You must be a graduate of an accredited paramedic program and be eligible for registration with the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia by the application deadline.

Below lists all requirements required in your application:

  1. Eligible for registration from the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia (CPNS). Visit: www.cpns.ca for more information
  2. A NS Class 4 Driver's License or equivalent that authorizes you to drive an ambulance (provide a copy of both front and back)
  3. A copy of your five-year driving abstract dated within 90 days of application deadline
  4. Criminal background check and vulnerable sector search dated within 90 days of application deadline
  5. Proof of successful paramedic physical abilities testing (PC-PAT/OPPAT) that has been completed in the last 12 months
  6. CEVOIII or CEVOIV - online driving safety course. For more information: https://coachingsystems.com/product/cevo-3-ambulance-online
  7. Resume, Cover Letter and 3 References (2 Preceptors and 1 work if a paramedic student - email addresses required)
  8. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

The pre-screening session will consist of the following:

  1. Panel interview
  2. Objectively Scored Clinical Evaluations (OSCE)
  3. Driving Evaluation

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
  • Time and Date
  • Required Documents

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.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

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.