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Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Services
Alberta Health Services
ALB00086384 Requisition #
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Your Opportunity:

As an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), you will be a patient advocate who will effectively communicate and interact with community partners and allied healthcare professionals to ensure safe and proficient patient care and transportation. To fulfill your responsibilities you will safely operate emergency vehicles, respond to inter-facility transport requests while adhering to professional standards, medical control protocols, standard operating procedures, polices and directives. Improved interdisciplinary collaboration and communication with the goal of achieving optimal patient transportation and outcomes will be a primary focus for this position.


As an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), 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; providing simple treatments and completing required documentation including patient care reports. 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 within 6 months of 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. You will assist with ensuring that ambulances or other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles, such as transfer vans, are properly stocked and equipped.

  • Classification: Emergency Medical Respond 2088
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: EMS CALGARY ZONE IFT
  • Primary Location: South Health Campus
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 19-FEB-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 01-APR-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 10
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 3
  • Shifts per cycle: 12
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $20.25
  • Maximum Salary: $23.67
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Emergency Medical Responder or Primary Care Paramedic program. Active registration with Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) as an Emergency Medical Responder. 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 months prior to the application date.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Heart and Stroke Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BCLS-HCP) certification (Level C).

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of post-secondary education. Additional Education relevant to the position. Leadership experience. Work experience as an EMR. Active enrollment in a Primary Care Paramedic program.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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