Primary Care Paramedic

Labrador-Grenfell Health - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL (30+ days ago)

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Temporary Call In
Location: Happy Valley-Goose Bay/North West River

The primary purpose of this position is to work as an active member of the health care team providing pre-hospital assessment and medical care to people with acute illnesses or injuries while maintaining a high standard of care to the patients. The Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) is responsible for maintaining professional and organizational standards of practice as well as working as a team member in accordance with the LGH Model of Nursing Clinical Practice. The PCP ensures a safe environment for patients and staff and reports to the Nurse Manager. This is an integrated service covering the communities of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River, and Sheshatshiu. The base for this service will be in Happy Valley-Goose Bay with ambulances located at the Labrador Health Centre and Mani Ashini Clinic

Qualifications:
" Graduation from High School;
" Certified Primary Care Paramedic;
" Current active registration with the Emergency Services Division, Provincial Medical Oversight;
" Current certification in Basic Life Support (CPR);
" Copy of current Advanced Procedures Certificates (IV Therapy, Semi-Automatic Defibrillation, Symptom Relief, etc);
" Current Radio-telephone Operators Restricted Certificate (Land);
" Successful completion of ITLS (International Trauma Life Support) & NRP or willingness to complete (within timeframe designated by the employer);
" Knowledge of computer skills and an ability to work with Meditech is an asset;
" Valid Class 04 driver's license and must have own vehicle;
" The successful applicant will be required to submit a satisfactory certificate of conduct.

Duties and Responsibilities: (Include but not limited to):
" Respond to Ambulance calls and provide professional paramedic care to clients onsite, during and after Medical Emergencies;
" Prepares patient and monitors patient's condition during transport;
" Communicates with the hospital emergency department advising of the nature of illness and injury;
" Completes patient/ambulance documentation including monthly reports;
" Assists with transport arrangements
" Responsible for the Ambulance equipment;
" Respond to all emergency calls;
" Communicates with the hospital emergency department advising of the nature of illness and injury;
" Completes patient documentation during transport;
" Assists with the activities of the nursing department as required including patient registration, portering, triage, EKG's, oxygen administration, ventolin masks, glucometers, IV Insertions, etc., that are within scope of practice;
" Does regular scheduled stand-by as required;
" Other duties as required.

Salary:
" CG-29 of the NAPE HS salary scales, $25.01 to $27.77 per hour, plus the applicable Labrador Allowance.

Hours of Work:
" 75 hours bi-weekly. (variable shifts)

This position is open to both male and female applicants.

Interested applicants please submit resume, stating competition number 2020000050N