Emergency Room Paramedic

Competition # MD2022 - 62, Full Time Permanent, Saskatoon

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Medavie Health Services West (MHSW) is the subsidiary of Medavie Health Services responsible for the optimal operation and management of an integrated, service-led primary health care organization. People are the biggest drivers of our success, and we are excited to continue building a healthier Saskatchewan and Alberta together. MHSW is looking for an Emergency Room Paramedic (PCP/ICP/ACP) who will be focused on supporting our day-to-day operations in Saskatoon.

As an employee of MHSW we are accountable to our clients 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 client family centered care, client safety and a safe workplace. The Paramedic provides services consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Medavie Health Services West.

Paramedics across Canada work collaboratively with other health care practitioners to help ensure patients receive the care they require and the high-quality care they deserve. The declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 demanded a change in service delivery models in order to meet the additional challenges and pressures that are being put on our health care services. This has and can continually be achieved through collaborative care to help provide the best patient-centered care to patients/clients and their families.

Today in Saskatoon as we are faced with increased health care system pressures, the Paramedic will be responsible for continuous observation, assessment and treatments of all patient/clients within the Emergency Department such as the Paramedic Hold area, MAC (Minor Assessment Center) and Waiting Room; as well as the accessing of further social/economic resources if needed for the clients to assist in potentially early discharges or until their release from the Emergency Department. The successful applicant will perform duties in relation to their ability and scope of practice as a licensed Paramedic with the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.

Medavie Health Services is part of Medavie, a health services organization. Together with Medavie Blue Cross, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that will improve the health of all Canadians.

As a not-for-profit organization, Medavie is proud to commit an annual social dividend to the Medavie Health Foundation to support programs and initiatives aimed at addressing some of our country’s most pressing physical and mental health care challenges.

The position entails, but is not limited to the following:

  • Independent advance clinical care.
  • Clinical expectations and responsibilities for PCP/ICP/ACP are based on the current National Occupational Competency Profile (NOCP), the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics registration requirements and Medavie Health Services West policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • The successful applicant will occasionally perform duties in relation to their ability and scope as a licensed Paramedic. It is expected that even in the Emergency Department Paramedic position; the successful applicant may be called upon to perform these duties at any point throughout their shift.

As the ideal candidate for this role, you will have:

  • Must meet all legislated requirements for PCP/ICP/ACP in Saskatchewan.
  • Must be currently registered with the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics as a Primary Care Paramedic or eligible for registration through the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.
  • Must be in good standing with the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.
  • Must submit a copy of the front and back of a valid Saskatchewan Class 4 Driver's Licence (or equivalent).
  • Must submit current ITLS, CPR C for Health Care Providers and/or ACLS certifications.
  • Must submit a current (within 30 days) valid and clean criminal record check.
  • Must submit a current (within 30 days) driver’s abstract.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work efficiently as a member of the team and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work all shifts as assigned, maintaining a good attendance record.
  • Must have a high regard for confidentiality.
  • Must have excellent work habits and exhibit professionalism.
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and education related to the role is considered an asset.
  • Advanced certificate of Community Paramedicine is an asset, but not required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform as a paramedic professional.
  • Demonstrated work performance of independence without supervision.
  • Demonstrated work initiative.
  • Demonstrated participation as an active member of a/the professional team within a/the organization.
  • Demonstrated the ability of critical-thinking problem solving techniques.
  • Demonstrated a high level of inter-agency and organizational communication abilities (verbal/written.)
  • Demonstrated a high level of understanding in responsibility pertaining to paramedic profession.
  • Demonstrated a high-level understanding in responsibility pertaining to employment requirements.
  • Instructorships an asset.

Salary: Pay is in accordance with the IAFF Local 3270 Collective Agreement (2021).

If you are interested in working with a dynamic team of professionals and possess the necessary qualifications, please send your resume with cover letter and three letters of reference (one from a current supervisor) and all other requested documents to MHSWSaskatchewanCareers@MedavieHS.com. Please include the competition number in the file name along with your first and last name. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Competition closes Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at noon.

We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for the process will be contacted.

Please note: Related and allied duties may be assigned from time to time as they become necessary to the operation of Medavie Health Services West. Also, other competencies related to changes in NOCP guidelines as approved by the Provincial Medical Director may also be added to the duties and responsibilities of this classification.

Medavie Health Services West is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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