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Driver, Emergency Medical Responder, and Primary Care Paramedic BC Emergency Health Services Casual / On-Call Positions Various Locations

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Driver, Emergency Medical Responder, and Primary Care Paramedic

BC Emergency Health Services

Casual / On-Call Positions

Various Locations

 

Bring your skills as a Paramedic to BC Emergency Health Services!

 

Open the door to your career in beautiful British Columbia. You will contribute to and promote a culture that is patient focused, supportive and respectful of all individuals embracing BCEHS values and guaranteeing that all interactions are performed with professionalism, courtesy, dignity, and respect.

 

Casual/On-Call Driver, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) & Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) job highlights:

  • Work is available throughout B.C. – can relocate to different regions to experience different lifestyles
  • Provide patient care in pre-hospital emergency situations and transport by ambulance
  • Opportunity to move into regular positions with paid benefits, pension, vacation

 

What you’ll do:

 

Working as a paramedic, every shift is guaranteed to be different. Some of the most challenging things you will face will include working effectively with a team in emotionally charged situations, communicating with distressed family and bystanders, clearly documenting complex events, and practicing diplomacy and empathy when your role may be misunderstood. Some situations will be unpredictable and demand independent, quick decisions where there may not be a clear “right” answer. In this role, you can expect to:

  • Provide patient care and transportation by ambulance in pre-hospital emergency situations, always using critical thinking and safe work practices.
  • Advocate for patients through effective communication with colleagues, allied health care professionals and public safety partners.
  • Be responsible for the safe operation of ambulances.
  • Identify issues and strategies to address complex program or system-wide issues which will enhance service delivery and patient care.

 

What you bring: 

 

Driver Qualifications:

  • CPR-C or equivalent certificate 
    • must include infant, child, and adult first-aid and CPR with AED
  • Class 1, 2 or 4 BC driver's license (or out of province equivalent)
  • Current driver's abstract demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Work permit for Canada (or able to obtain).
  • Minimum availability of eight day and/or night shifts per month.
  • Hired with the condition that an EMR license is obtained within 6-months.
  • Strong mental resiliency and maturity; highly functional in a dynamic environment.

 

EMR and PCP Qualifications:

 

  • EMR/PCP license issued through the EMALB
  • Class 1, 2 or 4 BC driver's license (or out of province equivalent), or the ability to obtain within 6 months from your start date
  • Current driver's abstract demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Work permit for Canada (or able to obtain).
  • Minimum availability of eight day and/or night shifts per month.
  • Strong mental resiliency and maturity; highly functional in a dynamic environment.

 

Indigenous Cultural Safety and Diversity

  • Knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts, supported by significant knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous ideologies, including knowledge, and understanding of Indigenous cultural safety, cultural humility, Indigenous-specific racism and anti-racism.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Site Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Supports team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.)

While BCEHS would consider a foundation in Indigenous cultural safety to be a strong asset for consideration, our commitment to enhancing Indigenous cultural safety includes providing all employees with access to resources and training programs in partnership with San'yas Core Health Indigenous Cultural Safety Training and Anti-Indigenous Racism Response Training. 

 

We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment. If you require accommodation through the recruitment process, please reach out to careers@bcehs.ca .

 

Once we have received your online application, you will be assigned a Talent Acquisition Representative and will be asked to forward a more detailed application form along with your other pre-requisite documents.

 

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

 

 

What We Bring:

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services, and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
  • The ability to take your career anywhere in British Columbia.
  • Benefits for on-call employees are compensated in lieu of benefits as 17% of gross pay; benefits, vacation, and pension upon transfer to regular part-time or full-time positions.

 

What We Do:

 

The British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) is the lead Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency in British Columbia, the largest EMS provider in Canada, and one of the largest in North America responding to over 600,000 ground calls and 7,800 air calls every year. BCEHS program is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). We are also responsible for the delivery, coordination and governance of appropriate and effective out-of-hospital and inter-facility health services throughout B.C.

 

BCEHS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

 

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

 

 

Selection Process

 

Please see a detailed description of our selection process under the Careers section of our website: http://www.bcehs.ca/careers/career-paths/emergency-medical-responder/application-process

 

Please note, all new employees are required to attend an 8-day training and orientation program in Vancouver. Successful completion is part of an employee’s probation and is a pre-requisite to working on ambulance or being scheduled in the station.

 

Questions?

 

Please contact our external recruitment help desk via email at careers@bcehs.ca. For more information on the unique opportunities that BCEHS has to offer, visit www.bcehs.ca/careers

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Have you seen our latest recruitment video, featuring some of our fantastic paramedics and managers across the province?  Check out this section of our website, www.bcehs.ca/joinus where you can view the video and sign up for our mailing list if you're not quite ready to apply but want to learn more.

 

If you do not yet hold a BC class 1, 2 or 4 driver’s license, please visit the ICBC website for more information.

 

 

Union:                                 Ambulance Paramedics and Dispatchers of BC

Job Location:                       Various locations across BC

Job Type:                            Casual / On-Call

Hourly Rate:                        PCPIV 32.30 - $44.78/hr as per the 2022-2025 APADBA Collective Agreement
                                          EMR 29.48/hr - $38.12/hr as per the 2022-2025 APADBA Collective Agreement
                                          Driver 22.12/hr - $29.05/hr as per the 2022-2025 APADBA Collective Agreement

Closing Date:                       Accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

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