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Alberta Health Services EMT – Paramedic 2190 Temporary in Valleyview, AB

Alberta Health Services

Branch Valleyview AB CA

Position:
EMT – Paramedic 2190
Location:
Valleyview, AB

Remaining aware of quality assurance standards and monitoring performance of self to these standards. Participating in Quality Improvement activities as…

Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the Emergency Medical Technologist – Paramedic is responsible for following organizational direction and meeting established expectations when performing required operational duties. Also responsible for assessment, treatment and transport of ill or injured patients at the Advanced Life Support level. This will be accomplished through effective communication, initiative and insight, sound technical and professional knowledge, and promotion of best practices for both internal and external clients.

Organizational responsibility:
– Understanding and complying with AHS EMS policies, procedures, protocols, job descriptions, and organizational directives.
– Understanding and complying with Ambulance Services Act, Health Professions Act, Alberta College of Paramedics regulations and associated legislation.
– Understanding organizational expectations and seeking clarification when expectations are not clear.
– Understanding AHS EMS role and organizational requirements/expectations as a regional service and displaying compliance to these requirements/expectations.
– Aiding in facilitation of organizational improvements, enhancing patient care and efficient delivery of external client services.
– Remaining aware of quality assurance standards and monitoring performance of self to these standards.
– Participating in committee work as required, goal setting, and performance appraisals.

Provides exceptional customer service:
– Displaying high quality service delivery to internal and external customers.
– Undertaking efforts to meet and exceed customer expectations.
– Supportively seeking customer feedback, taking timely action to resolve problems.

Problem solving in:
– Displaying initiative and insight with respect to problem solving and recommendation of solutions.
– Outlining and defining problems to be solved and participating in and promoting problem solving.
– Expressing concerns constructively and positively, outlining and defining recommended solutions and problems, and assisting with the implementation of solutions.
– Consulting others for advice, options alternatives and implications.
– Acknowledging conflict situations and working productively toward a resolution.

Functions cooperatively and efficiently as a team member in a high performance organization:
– Acting as a role model for team and accepting responsibility for choices of self and of the team.
– Identifying and removing barriers that keep team from working efficiently.

Communication:
– Instilling communication principles in others by leading through example.
– Promoting constructive interpersonal relationships between staff.
– Accurately and consistently completing all required documentation.
– Adhering to organizational directives with respect to completion of written documentation.

Educational and regulatory responsibilities:
– Maintaining and progressing with professional educational, regulatory and organizational requirements.
– Staying up-to-date with job related innovations, including protocols, policies, procedures new trends, equipment, technological changes etc.
– Attending training, meetings, conferences, workshops, and participating in in-service programs.
– Maintaining all required certifications and regulatory requirements.
– Participating in orientation programs.
– Maintaining competency relative to job requirements.
– Participating in professional association activities as required.
– Providing beneficial educational experience and preceptorship to practicum students as required.

Patient care and operational duties:
– Practicing and promoting the provision of patient care and development of ‘best practice’ standards of patient care in the pre-hospital, inter-hospital, and intra-hospital environment.
– Participating in the development and promotion of clinical ‘best practice’ standards of care for the pre-hospital, inter-hospital, and intra-hospital environment.
– Promoting the provision of ‘best practice’ standards as related to operational requirements and duties.
– Operating all vehicles in a safe and professional manner with respect to environmental conditions, vehicle abilities, driver abilities, organizational expectations (policies, procedures, and directives), and required regulations as per the Highway Traffic and Safety Act.
– Responding as dispatched in accordance with established operational directives and performance standards.
– Providing scene assessment, patient assessment, patient treatment, and patient transport at the Advanced Life Support level in accordance with the – Health – Disciplines Act, Ambulance Services Act, Ambulance Services Act, Medical Director approved protocols, and organizational direction, in the pre-hospital, inter-hospital, and intra-hospital environment as related to ground and air responses.
– Participating in the provision of Basic and Advanced Life Support levels of care when working with recognized and approved EMR/BCLS/ALS partners.
– Working professionally and harmoniously with allied agencies in the provision of patient care prospectively, reactively, and retrospectively.
– Participating in Quality Improvement activities as required.
– Seeking guidance from supervisor or peers when necessary.
– Assembling, restocking, cleaning and maintaining units, patient care equipment, and facility.

The incumbent will be evaluated on the above with respect to the following:
– Evidence of physical and mental capability to carry out the full range of duties required of a practitioner working in an air and ground environment in urban, rural and remote geographical settings under arduous working conditions.
– Demonstrates initiative, insight, and ability to be self-directed.
– Evidence of ability to accept responsibility and accountability.
– Provision of superior customer service.
– Evidence of ability and comfort with public speaking.
– Evidence of effectiveness in conflict resolution.
– Evidence of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
– Demonstrated sound knowledge of approved and required clinical practices as related to the response to, assessment of, treatment of, and transport of patients in the pre-hospital and in-hospital environment in urban, rural and remote geographical settings under arduous working conditions.
– Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development.
– Evidence of ability to ensure harmonious and productive relationships are maintained.

In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.

Qualifications:

– Permanent Alberta licensure as a Registered Emergency Medical Technologist – Paramedic (EMT-P).
– Candidates must possess a valid class 4 Alberta Operators License or equivalent with no more than six (6) demerits.
– A driver’s abstract must be submitted at time of application, dated no more than 30 days from date of application.
– Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
– Current certification in Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), or equivalent.
– Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS-HCP).
– Current 12-2 certifications, as required.
– Automatic External Defibrillation Course preferred.
– Current National Academy for Professional Driving (NAPD) certification preferred.
– Knowledge of Ambulance Services Act, Health Professions Act, and associated regulations and legislation.
– Knowledge of occupational health and safety standards and application of such.
– Knowledge of Ambulance Services Act, Health Professions Act, and associated regulations and legislation.
– Knowledge of occupational health and safety standards and application of such.

Abilities:
– Ability to understand and consistently achieve organizational expectations.
– Ability to plan and carry out responsibilities with minimum of supervision.
– Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and communication patterns (i.e. conflict resolution).
– Ability to integrate clinical knowledge and experience into educational settings as related to precepting of practicum students.
– Ability to exercise diplomacy and lead by example.
– Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
– Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and duties that can change on short.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Valleyview, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-11
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