Job Listing | Primary Care Paramedic

Salary Range: $36.84 - $39.15 per hour
Location: Waterloo, ON Organization: Waterloo Paramedic Services

Job Type: Part-time
Expiration Date: November 09, 2021
Classification: Union

Job Description

Functions in the interchangeable roles of primary patient care provider and driver while providing out-of-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for ill and injured persons, to, from, and between treatment facilities, utilizing specially equipped vehicles. Works rotating shifts throughout a 24-hour, seven day a week emergency medical service, including weekends and statutory holidays. Overtime due to early and late calls is often required, and mandatory in emergency situations.

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Must meet all current primary care certifications per the Ambulance Act. Must be certified with Base Hospital and maintain certification as outlined in the Maintenance of Certification Letter provided by CPER. Must have a valid Class F Ontario Driver’s License and acceptable driving record. Knowledge of, competency, and ability to comply with basic life support and advanced life support standards, and policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations (e.g., highway traffic act). Ability to exercise judgement in stressful emergency situations while assessing patient needs, and make decisions dealing with sensitive and emotional issues impacting the safety and wellbeing of staff and the public, often with far-reaching consequences. Communication and human relations skills to readily develop rapport and provide medical information so that it is understandable to patients, their families/friends, and witnesses, who may be distressed, uncooperative, and/or physical; gather information to assess situations; provide detailed patient reports to medical staff; and participate as an effective team member. Ability to read and interpret legislation, periodicals, policies, procedures, policy manuals, and internal communications. Ability to read maps. Ability to write clear, concise, legible reports. Ability to use a two-way radio. Ability to adapt to changing emergency situations, priorities, and technologies. Ability to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 operation, including weekends and statutory holidays. Overtime due to early and late calls is often required and is mandatory in emergency situations. Must provide an acceptable Police Vulnerable Sector Check (level 3). Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Where To Apply

We invite internal applicants to APPLY ONLINE through the Jobs section of the Region of Waterloo website by 11:59 p.m., by the closing date. For more information about this job, please access the job description through the HR Portal. If you have questions regarding the application process, please refer to “Frequently Asked Questions - How to Apply for a Position” under Employment Opportunities on the HR Portal. Thank you for your interest in this job, but we will only be corresponding with you if you are selected for an interview. Regular and reliable attendance required for consideration. The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process. Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at phone number 519-575-4400, or TTY number 519-575- 4608 to request an alternate format.