Registered PCP

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Under the direction of the Safeworks Management Team, Calgary Zone, the Registered Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) is responsible for providing public health interventions within a harm reduction model at the Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre Supervised Consumption Site. In this role, the Registered PCP – Paramedic, Supervised Consumption will be responsible for comprehensive physical and mental health assessments, critical thinking and clinical problem solving with the team, delivery of harm reduction supplies, supervised consumption clinical interventions and education (e.g. overdose management), de-escalation techniques, naloxone distribution, basic wound care, sexual health and other health education and support, and referrals to other health & social services. As the PCP, you will be required to interact effectively with diverse populations including gender, cultural, sexual and socio-economic, particularly the homeless and people who use substances. You will have a real impact to the health and wellbeing of some of Alberta’s most vulnerable populations. As this is a newer program, we are looking for a diplomatic, multi-tasker, who is able to work in a fast-paced environment and work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team. In addition, someone who is able to adapt to change and communicate effectively. About Safe Consumption Services: Supervised consumption services are part of a range of evidence-based services that support prevention, harm reduction and treatment for Albertans living with substance use challenges. Supervised consumption services provide a place where people can use drugs in a monitored, hygienic environment to reduce harm from substance use while offering additional services such as counselling, social work and opioid-dependency treatment.

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.

Classification: Registered PCP-Paramedic 2190
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Safeworks SCS Program
Primary Location: Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.50
Posting End Date: 07-APR-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 27-APR-2020
Temporary End Date: 05-APR-2021
Hours per Shift: 11.08
Length of Shift in weeks: 8
Shifts per cycle: 14
Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $27.25
Maximum Salary: $34.40
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
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.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum two years of Registered Primary Care Paramedic experience. Experience working with marginalized and/or diverse populations, particularly the homeless and people who use substances. Experience working within an interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:
Leadership experience in a healthcare setting. Knowledge and experience utilizing the principles and practice of harm reduction, including prevention, recognition and response to opioid overdose. Knowledge of problems encountered by Indigenous people in using health care services, and of health care systems providing care to Indigenous people. Knowledge of an Indigenous language.