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Registered PCP-Paramedic

Peace River, AB
  • Number of positions available : 1

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  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Grow your career under the northern lights! If you welcome a different pace of life and look for the chance to use the full scope of your clinical practice, EMS in Northern Alberta could be the right fit for you. Gain experience in our diverse northern landscape, surrounded by expansive prairie fields, bustling urban centers, lush wetlands, boreal forests, and sprawling mountain passes. Discover hidden gems, stunning scenery, and friendly people as you explore our enormous backyard in all seasons. Alberta Health Services (AHS), can offer you a career that fits your lifestyle and numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. Joining AHS means becoming a part of an exceptional team. AHS has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Alberta’s Top 75 Employers, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. In addition to competitive compensation and flexible benefits, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay. Where you will be stationed: Peace River station is a brand-new facility located beside the Peace River Community Health Centre. Peace River is located on the banks of the mighty Peace River; 2 hours Northeast of Grande Prairie, under 3 hours to Slave Lake and 5 hours North of Edmonton. This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to live, work, and play in northern Alberta. See what AHS has to offer you. New graduates and international applicants with valid work visas are welcome to apply.

As an Emergency Medical Technician, you will transport ill or injured patients from scenes of emergency and/or between facilities. This includes operating ambulances or other modes of transportation, assessing emergency scenes and patients. You may treat patients by administering minor medications, basic life support (BLS) airway adjuncts, and semi-automated defibrillation. You may also lead the BLS crew in delivering clinical care during patient transport or at emergency scenes. You will assist with ensuring that ambulances or other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles, such as transfer vans, are properly stocked and equipped. Alberta Health Services EMS requires the proof of the successful completion of the Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation (F.A.R.E.) test via the certificate provided by the Lifemark organization for all applicants external to AHS or internal to AHS, who do not already hold a clinical position within AHS EMS (VESST, Clinical Educator, EMR, PCP, ACP and Community Paramedic). Your F.A.R.E. test must be completed six (6) prior to the date of your application. Alberta Health Services EMS may verify results with Lifemark to ensure the candidate has successfully completed the test. Please contact Lifemark at to find more information on the F.A.R.E. test and how to book your evaluation.

Completion of an accredited Primary Care Paramedic program. Active registration with Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) as Primary Care Paramedic. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP). Must hold a valid Class 4 Alberta Operator's Licence with no more than six (6) demerits. Completion of the Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation (F.A.R.E.) test taken no more than six (6) months prior to the application date.

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Experience with EMS: practices and procedures in the North Zone, within the past (3) years; working in a suburban/rural emergency environment, within the past (3) years; working in an inter-facility transport environment; in patient care in a clinical or pre-hospital setting. Active Casual in the North Zone. Additional education-related to EMS or professional competencies of leadership or communication. Willing to orientate entry-level candidates with an interest in North Zone.


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