Advanced Care Paramedics are often the first responders at scenes where people are in need of emergency medical care. They administer pre-hospital medical care, which may include stabilizing an injured or ill person who needs to be transported via ambulance to health care facilities for further treatment. Paramedics are responsible for assessing a patient’s condition to determine the extent of his or her injury or illness and immediate care needs. They carry out their roles within a defined scope of practice that includes the provision of advanced life support procedures.
Description: (Multiple Locations Throughout Alberta)*
Paramedics check and monitor vital signs, measure blood glucose levels and use other diagnostic procedures. They perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), provide oxygen, administer medications including intravenous (IV) treatments, perform bandaging and splinting, assist in childbirth and provide initial treatment to trauma patients.
Paramedics often work in highly stressful emergency situations. Their work is performed before a patient reaches a hospital and within health care facilities. At some sites, much of their time may be spent in ambulances, transporting injured or ill people to hospitals, urgent care centers or other health facilities. In other locations, paramedics provide care to patients in an emergency room setting. Paramedics play an important role as members of the inter-professional health care team. In the course of their work, they collaborate with other emergency medical personnel, physicians, nurses and other health professionals.
Shift schedules may include a combination of day, evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts, as well as on-call duty.
Paramedics spend a lot of time standing, reaching, walking, crouching and bending during their shifts. They are required to lift and transport patients and equipment. At times, they may be in awkward positions while providing assessment and care to ill and injured people. Paramedics may be exposed to chemicals, bodily fluids, needle sticks and other potential safety risks while on the job. To avoid infection, injury and ensure the safety of patients and co-workers, paramedics practice safe work procedures.
Completion of an accredited Advanced Care Paramedic program.
Active registration with Alberta College of Paramedics (ACoP) as an Advanced Care Paramedic.
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Must hold a valid Class 4 Alberta Operator's license with an abstract indicating no serious traffic safety violations - abstract will be requested
Completion of the Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation (F.A.R.E.) test taken no more than six months prior to the start date.
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