• 18th Oct 2022

Job opportunity: Critical Care Paramedics | Canada


At Ornge, we believe that ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

Each day, we connect communities with critical care across Ontario, Canada. In the air and by land, our teams deliver equity in emergency response, uplifting the lives of those in our care.

We’re excited to onboard individuals who bring energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism to our growing group of difference-makers and life-changers.

Discover Ontario, Canada, and an exciting career with Ornge.

Position Available: Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)

We are currently hiring CRITICAL CARE PARAMEDICS (as defined by Ontario) for base locations across Ontario, including remote and Northern locations. Critical Care Paramedics hired into full-time positions and meeting necessary requirements of experience and proficiency will be required to complete any identified training and certification to the Critical Care Paramedic level with Ornge’s Base Hospital. Successful candidates will be required to re-locate to base locations as assigned by Ornge, including remote and Northern Ontario locations in Ontario, Canada.

  • Position Status: Permanent; Full-Time
  • Location:Moosonee, Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, and Timmins
  • Reporting To: Manager of Base and Chief Paramedic
  • Compensation:$51.28/Hour – $55.66/Hour in Accordance with the Unifor Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Benefits: Comprehensive Group Benefits Package Plus Membership to the Healthcare of Ontario’s Pension Plan (HOOPP)

Please visit our Paramedic Careers website for more information.

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for the initiation and provision of treatment, stabilization and safe transport of urgent and non-urgent patients via air and, in some locales, land, and the completion of relevant documentation. The incumbent will perform duties related to maintenance of equipment and supplies, and participate in maintaining a clean and safe work environment. The Flight Paramedic, practices with medical skills and knowledge in the transport environment within their scope of practice and adheres to all Ornge/MOH medical directives, policies and procedures. The Flight Paramedic supports and promotes the strategic vision and principles of Ornge.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ active field practice as a paramedic; 5 years’ active practice preferred;
  • Eligibility for or possession of all qualifications and conditions as outlined in the Ambulance Act/Ontario Reg. 257/00 including, at the time of application:
  • MOH Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) certificate or eligibility for Ontario equivalency; MOH Advanced Care Paramedic or certificate or eligibility for Ontario equivalency;
  • Paramedic Program(s) graduation certificate from a recognized institution;
  • Evidence of current registration in good standing with provincial/state Base Hospital or applicable regulatory body;
  • Critical Care Paramedic Program graduation certificate from a recognized institution or training provider;
  • Evidence of current registration/authorization in good standing with provincial/state/service provider Base Hospital or applicable regulatory body for Critical Care;
  • Eligibility for or current valid F Class (or higher) Driver’s License or provincial equivalent with satisfactory Driver Abstract;
  • Current valid CPR for Healthcare Professionals and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – or equivalent;
  • Current, valid immunizations and confirmation of freedom from communicable disease as outlined in MOH Ambulance Service Communicable Disease Standards;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Search current within 90 days;
  • Current valid COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption has been granted on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code;
  • Completion of a Vulnerable Sector Screening process with a satisfactory result prior to or within 90 days of commencement of employment;

Ability to successfully:

Complete and submit pre-qualification requirements for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)/advanced standing in Ornge CCP course; Complete of Ornge Aeromedical Theory Program and MOH Aeromedical Theory Certificate, available upon receipt of Ontario MOH A-EMCA; Satisfactory proof of completion, current within 6 months, of OPPAT physical fitness assessment program.

Hours and Location of Work:

Paramedics are required to work various shifts, including day and night shifts and weekends in a 24/7 environment, including days, afternoons and nights on weekdays, weekends, and statutory holidays; During the course of their shift duties, Paramedics may be required to overnight away from their home base; Successful candidates must live or be willing to relocate within the assigned base location city with the exception of Moosonee. Employees assigned to Moosonee will be required to live in Ontario; Employees may be required to use respiratory protective equipment and they shall co-operate in attaining an effective fit of the equipment and in particular, be clean shaven to ensure an effective facial seal to provide for the health and safety of all employees.

Foreign National Applicants

Are you a Critical Care Paramedic trained or practicing in Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America or the United Kingdom? We want to hear from you! Join our Information Session to learn more about us or apply now!

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Disclaimer: The above material is provided by the employer and the College is not responsible for any inaccuracies. For any queries about the position please contact the advertised employer.

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