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Registered ACP - Community Paramedic

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Emergency Medical Services
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00076211 Requisition #
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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Registered ACP - Community Paramedics provide immediate or scheduled medical supervision and treatment(s) that are currently unavailable in the community setting in collaboration with the patient's existing healthcare services. The Community Paramedic (CP) works collaboratively with other community health care services to provide care in place for patients who do not require immediate transport to an acute care setting for medical treatment or assessment. The CP is a patient advocate who displays strong communication, time management and clinical decision making skills while interacting with a diverse, multidisciplinary workforce often situated within complex organizational structures. The CP ensures safe, proficient and appropriate patient care through EMS protocols, medical consultation, recognized best practices of care, and clinical referral requests. As a professional, the CP demonstrates ongoing working knowledge of EMS and Allied AHS partners: protocols, policies and procedures; local service and business unit standards; and governance documents. Additional education, training and mentorship will be provided to ensure successful applicants are capable of providing appropriate care in place for patients in the community setting. While the primary role of the Community Paramedic focuses on the delivery of primary and urgent care, they must still be able to provide emergency treatment should the situation arise.

Description:

As a Paramedic, you will assess emergency scenes and patients and may transport ill or injured patients from scenes of emergency and/or between facilities. This includes operating ambulances or other modes of transportation. You will treat patients by administering medications, advanced life support (ALS) airway adjuncts and electrical therapy. You may also lead the ALS 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 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 www.lifemark.ca/alberta-health-services to find more information on the F.A.R.E. test and how to book your evaluation.

  • Classification: Registered ACP-Paramedic 2190
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: CLG EMS Community Paramedic
  • Primary Location: EMS Headquarters - Calgary
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 14-DEC-2018
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 21-JAN-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 12
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 8
  • Shifts per cycle: 28
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $33.99
  • Maximum Salary: $44.75
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Advanced Care Paramedic program. Active registration with Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) as an Advanced 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 months from the application date.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, Siren, as well as experience working with health databases such as Meditech or NETCARE. Strong written and verbal communication skills with completion of courses related to communication strategy. Strong understanding of accountability with completion of courses such as Art of Accountability. Strong understanding of Goals of Care/Advanced Planning. Understands and incorporates self-directed learning into daily process to ensure continual education and program requirements are met. Experience developing or working with new EMS and/or AHS initiatives. Experience working independently that demonstrates strong time management skills and self-motivation. Strong understanding of the delivery of primary and urgent health care in Alberta. Strong understanding of community health documentation and procedure standards. Experience working with vulnerable populations in the community. Experience working with seniors and persons with disabilities. Experience or training in delirium/dementia management.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education and/or experience in Community Health Services, e.g. nursing, social work, geriatric medicine, palliative medicine, chronic disease management, primary care, community pharmacology. Experience collaborating within a multidisciplinary team to achieve best patient care practices. Experience working in and demonstrated strong understanding of community senior living such as supportive living sites, independent living lodges and long term care.

Please note:

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

Important:

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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