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Dartmouth, NS | Truro, NS | Port Hawkesbury, NS | , | Amherst, NS | Digby, NS | Liverpool, NS | New Glasgow, NS | Lunenburg, NS | Glace Bay, NS | Coldbrook, NS
Transportation
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent
$20 - $23 / hour

Full-Time, Part-Time, and Casual available 

Are you looking to work in an organization that provides meaningful support and care to Nova Scotians every day? An organization that is about being there for all Nova Scotians when they need it most? An organization recognized throughout the province by its dedicated paramedics, medical communications officers and support team ready to come to your aid? Then this is your opportunity to be part of that team that works together for all Nova Scotians' health and safety!

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) division and the Department of Health and Wellness. As well, EMC operates TeleHealth 811 Mental Health and Addictions for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for the Department of Health. 

EMC delivers a high-quality pre-hospital care program and Telehealth service to Nova Scotians each and every day. We achieve this through the more than 1,400 employees who work with us including highly-trained paramedics, nurses, medical communication officers and support staff.

As an employee of EMC we are accountable to our patients and coworkers by participating in and supporting all safety related initiatives, as well as acting in a manner that fosters a culture that focuses on patient safety and a healthy, safe and respectful workplace.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Patient Transfer Unit Supervisor, the Transport Operator is responsible for the safe operation of EHS vehicles and those clients/patients requiring assistance, and eligible for transport utilizing these resources for medical related services within EHS.

Operators must constantly monitor clients/patients and exercise a great deal of tact, diplomacy and customer service. Operators may deal with heavy traffic and congested streets. Operators must be alert and manage their personal well-being as they can drive for long periods of time, operate during peak periods and must cope with adverse weather, construction and traffic conditions. This position will be responsible for providing first aid services should the situation arise.

What you'll need

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • Completion of High School
  • Three (3) years driving experience.
  • Hold a valid Nova Scotia class 5 drivers license with a safe driving record required. Class 4 would be an asset. Additional course centering around driver education an asset
  • Current First Aid qualification including AED or willing to complete training prior to start. Willing to take additional training.
  • Experience transporting clients, larger vehicles preferred
  • Medical First Responder or Advanced First Aid training an asset.
  • Required to pass a physical abilities test prior to employment for lifting and moving patients.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a safe and prudent manner at all times.
  • Use good judgement, decision making and problem solving when managing daily developments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build good working relationships with internal and external partners to achieve common goals.
  • Have a positive attitude, excellent time management, task planning and prioritization skills.
  • Ability and commitment to handle confidentiality and sensitive issues with tact and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others to achieve company goals.

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.

Emergency Medical Care falls under the Nova Scotia provincial protocol for mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination. In accordance with this mandate, subject to any approved accommodation, all new employees hired or existing employees (applying for new positions), will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For clarity, "fully vaccinated" means 14 days or more after receiving the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.

If you are interested in this positon and would like to be a part of a high performing organization, please submit your cover letter and resume by July 20th 2022