Primary Care Paramedic - Eligibility List for 2020

City of Winnipeg - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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The Primary Care Paramedic is central to high quality emergency medical response, pre-hospital and community based medical care.

Under the supervision as determined by the department’s hierarchal structure and the Medical Director’s designated scope of practice, the Primary Care Paramedic is responsible for providing medical services to the citizens of Winnipeg in accordance with established and approved medical standards and protocols.

In addition, the Primary Care Paramedic will be responsible for precepting WFPS personnel (EMS and Fire), students from accredited colleges and students from rural Manitoba. The department has a matrix of responsibility and the Primary Care Paramedics’ reporting relationship responds to that model as follows:

Station Officer – routing activities in the station
Assistant Platoon Chief – HR, scheduling, operational matters
District Chief Paramedic Operations – medical standards and protocols, and quality assurance matters

As the Primary Care Paramedic you will:
Respond to emergent and non-emergent situations and provide emergency medical care and transport to hospital.
Attend to assigned calls immediately when dispatched.
Monitor radio and pager for further information.
Proceed to the scene in a safe and controlled manner in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act.
Provide paramedical support at emergency scenes.
Assume incident command when required as per department guidelines.
Provide emergency medical care in accordance with established and approved medical standards and protocols and as per the Medical Director’s designated scope of practice.
Carry out a thorough medical assessment and manages the patient according to approved medical standards and protocols as defined by the scope of practice.
Maintain scene safety as per department policy and reports immediately to their supervisor any unusual occurrences pertaining to the call.
Portray the department in a professional manner treating clients, co-workers, members of the public, and other agencies in a caring and respectful manner.
As part of the care delivery, provide medical advice and document as required.
Deliver the patient with minimal delay to the receiving facility in accordance with policy and provides a thorough report to the triage nurse or person admitting the patient.
Complete and maintain all required reports in accordance with department policy and PHIA.
Follow department policies for disease and infection control.
Assess and record baseline vitals for other responders.
The Primary Care Paramedic’s performance will be evaluated in accordance with the NOCP standards.
Participate in public education, injury prevention, and community relations activities.
Participate in and support various department initiatives including ERIK, PAD, EMS Awareness Week, Fire Prevention Week, PARTY Program, and Teddy Bears Picnic.
Represent the department and profession at community events.
Deliver public education and injury prevention programs at schools, health care facilities, and other venues.
Work cooperatively in a team environment with other professionals such as firefighters, police, etc.
Successfully complete all training programs required to maintain established certification standards as established by the Medical Director and Senior Administration.
In order to deliver a high standard of care to the community each Primary Care Paramedic is required to update and maintain their training and licensure. Maintenance of licensure is the employee’s responsibility.
Attend all CME days and required training sessions as directed by Training, Operations, and Quality Improvement.
Precept students (internal and external) in accordance to NOCP and other accepted guidelines in order to maintain paramedic skills and to meet licensure expectations.
Participate in the quality improvement process to identify position achievements and areas requiring improvement.
Attend regular evaluation sessions with the supervisor and in collaboration with Operations, QI, Training to discuss positive achievements and to identify criteria needed to effect improvements as needed.
Carry out established vehicle, equipment and station cleaning procedures and maintains required equipment and supplies inventories.
Conduct vehicle inspection and confirm medical supply inventory prior to starting each shift.
Ensure vehicle and all equipment is in good working order and report any deficiencies according to department policy.
Notify dispatch and supervisors of decontamination requirements and follow department policies regarding decontamination.
Perform station duties as directed by the station Captain or Assistant Platoon Chief.
Check PCP authorized medications to ensure all medications are accounted for, not expired, and in usable condition.
Ensure vehicle is cleaned appropriately and restocked with necessary supplies as per department policy.
Dependent on level of training and skill incumbents may participate in specialty programs such as: Community Paramedicine, Tactical Emergency Medical Support, etc.
Perform any other duties consistent with the classification, as required.
Provide support, coaching or consoling, mentoring to fellow workers.
Perform other related duties consistent with the classification, as required.

Your education and qualifications include:
Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant).
Grade 12 High School Diploma according to Canadian Provincial Standards, GED or equivalent. Applicants who were educated outside of Canada must have their academic credentials assessed in order to determine and submit a Canadian Grade 12 equivalent. For more information, please visit https://www.cicic.ca/1374/obtain-an-academic-credential-assessment-for-general-purposes/index.canada.
Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Program Certificate (minimum) or Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) Program Certificate accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) (prior to February 2018) or Accreditation Canada (after February 2018). Consideration will also be given to applicants currently registered in a PCP Program.
Manitoba Health, Senior’s & Active Living Emergency Medical Service “Technician - Paramedic” License (minimum) or “Technician – Advanced Paramedic” License. Provincial equivalents will be accepted, however, out of province applicants must show proof of having transferred their license to Manitoba prior to their first day of recruit training. Applicants do not need to have the License to apply, but this will be required prior to a conditional offer of employment. You must enroll in the Manitoba Continuing Competence Program for Paramedics (MCCPP) process for continued maintenance and renewal of your license. For more information, please visit Manitoba Health, Senior’s and Active Living website for more information at http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/ems/licensing.html.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate (Healthcare Provider Level “C”).
Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Certificate. Consideration will also be given to applicants currently registered in the program.
Fluency in both official languages (French and English) (preferred).
Proficiency in the NOCP standard competencies for a PCP and further skills as determined by the PCP scope of practice as identified by the departmental Medical Director.
Ability to provide care in an empathetic, respectful, and professional manner.
Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written format.
Decision-making skills within established policies and procedures.
Ability to perform professionally under very stressful and demanding situations.
Superior interpersonal skills in dealings with clients, co-workers, supervisors, and other agencies and professionals (i.e. Police and other health care professionals).
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Ability to write clear and concise reports.
Ability to acquire within three (3) months working knowledge of the City and the WFPS’s:
Respectful Workplace Administrative Standard.
Employee Code of Conduct.
Standards, directives, guidelines, protocols, policies, procedures, and practices relevant to this position’s responsibilities.

Conditions of employment:
The successful applicant must possess and maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada.
Police Information Check and Police Vulnerable Sector Check (original copy) from the City of Winnipeg Police Service (RCMP or provincial equivalent), satisfactory to the employer. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous thirty (30) days prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring prior or after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit: https://winnipeg.ca/police/pr/PIC.stm#online.
Child Abuse Registry Check (original copy) from the Government of Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Unit (or provincial equivalent), satisfactory to the employer. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous thirty (30) days prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring prior or after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/child_abuse_registry.htmL.
Adult Abuse Registry Check (original copy) from the Government of Manitoba Adult Abuse Registry Unit (or provincial equivalent), satisfactory to the employer. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous thirty (30) days prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring prior or after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/pwd/adult_abuse_registry.html.
Maintain a valid Manitoba Health, Senior’s & Active Living Emergency Medical Service “Technician - Paramedic” License (minimum) or “Technician – Advanced Paramedic” License. Provincial equivalents will be accepted, however, out of province applicants must show proof of having transferred their license to Manitoba prior to their first day of recruit training. Applicants do not need to have the License to apply, but this will be required prior to a conditional offer of employment. You must enroll in the Manitoba Continuing Competence Program for Paramedics (MCCPP) process for continued maintenance and renewal of your license. For more information, please visit Manitoba Health, Senior’s and Active Living website for more information at http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/ems/licensing.html.
Must possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 4 Driver’s License (or provincial equivalent), satisfactory to the employer. Documentation must not have any alcohol related charges / convictions. Provincial equivalents will be accepted, however, out of province applicants must show proof of having transferred their license to Manitoba prior to their first day of recruit training. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring prior or after application submission must be reported to the WFPS.
Valid Driver Safety Rating Scale Statement (original copy) from the Manitoba Public Insurance (or provincial equivalent), satisfactory to the employer. Documentation must be no more than minus four (-4) on the Driver Safety Rating scale. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous thirty (30) days prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring prior or after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit https://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/DL/DL/DSR/pages/dsroverview.aspx.
Driver’s Abstract (original copy) from the Manitoba Public Insurance (or provincial equivalent), satisfactory to the employer. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous thirty (30) days prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. Any infractions, offences or investigations occurring prior or after application submission must be reported to the WFPS. For more information please visit https://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/DL/DL/Records/Pages/drv-records.aspx.
Meet current Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Vision Standards. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous twelve (12) months prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. Tests must be submitted on the City of Winnipeg form and can be printed off in our application manual or on our website at www.winnipeg.ca/fps/careers/. This form was updated June 14, 2019 and vision requirements have changed. We require the most up to date form to be submitted.
Must meet the Class 4 driving standard. Class 1-4 (Emergency) visual acuity is not less than 20/30 (6/9) with both eyes open and examined together.
If applicant’s vision has been corrected by Refractive Surgery within past 24 months, please complete the Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) & Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomeulesis (LASIK) Questionnaire and Follow-Up Report.
Color vision – Farnsworth D-15 required if Ishihara fail.
Horizontal Visual Field – standard for Class 4 license. May drive if person’s horizontal visual field of vision not less than 150 degrees in both eyes tested together.
Meet current Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Hearing Standards. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous twelve (12) months prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. No standard City of Winnipeg form required.
Normal unaided hearing thresholds no greater than 30 decibels in each ear at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz and no significant loss in higher frequency.
Test results must include all of the following frequencies: 500, 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K, 6K and 8K Hz.
Meet current Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Record of Immunizations and Antibody Testing Standards. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous twelve (12) months prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. Tests must be submitted on the City of Winnipeg form and can be printed off in our application manual or on our website at www.winnipeg.ca/fps/careers/. Important changes as per the Canadian Immunization Guidelines affecting Health Care Workers regardless of year of birth. First responders are considered Health Care Workers. Paramedics and Firefighter Paramedics are considered Health Care Workers. This form was updated June 7, 2019 and immunization requirements have changed. We require the most up to date form to be submitted.
Measles Virus Vaccine (Red, Rubeola)
Mumps
Rubella (German Measles)
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Polio
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Tetanus (booster status must be current)
Tuberculosis (2 step Mantoux testing only, vaccination not required)
Influenza Vaccine
Meet current Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Record Chest X-Ray Standards. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous five (5) years prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. No standard City of Winnipeg form required. The Chest X-Ray Report does not replace Mantoux testing.
Canadian Physical Fitness Evaluation Certificate from the University of Manitoba, satisfactory to the employer. Documentation must be current and have been completed within the previous six (6) months prior to date of employment. This document will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. Assessments will be scheduled by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service with the University of Manitoba Physical Education Department. Applicants will only be scheduled for this assessment if they are successful through Steps 1 and 2 written assessments of the recruitment process. This assessment is a pass or fail and applicants will only be given one attempt, no exceptions. For more information please visit http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/kinrec/recreationservices/occupation_paramedic.html.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo and pass a medical examination administered by the City of Winnipeg Occupational Health Branch.
The successful candidate will be required during the departmental orientation, achieving a passing standard of 80% for each WFPS written examination and a pass mark for each practical examination, as outlined in the Recruit Orientation Manual which will be provided prior to the start of the orientation.
Willingness and ability to work extended or varied hours. The hours of work are full-time – 84 hours biweekly – platoon system – rotating 12 hour shifts (4 shifts on – 2 day shifts and 2 night shifts – and 4 days off).
Willingness and ability to successfully complete additional training and/or certificates relevant to this position’s duties within specified timeframes, if requested by WFPS management.

CORE COMPETENCIES for ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF WINNIPEG:
Citizen & Customer Focus
Respecting Diversity
Ethics and Values
Integrity and Trust
Results Oriented