Emergency Medical Care Inc. (EMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medavie Health Services (MHS) that manages and operates ground ambulance, air medical transport and the medical communications operations in Nova Scotia through a performance-based contract with the provincial government's Emergency Health Services (EHS) Operations division and the Department of Health and Wellness. As well, EMC operates TeleHealth/811 medical communications for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for the Department of Health.
We access all communities in Nova Scotia in a timely and efficient manner with our fleet of more than 180 ambulances and support vehicles operating out of 60+ stations. We respond to 165,000+ calls annually across the province, which are actively managed through the EHS Operations Medical Communications Centre, the hub of all emergency (911) and non-emergency (hospital transfers) medical calls.
The EHS Operations LifeFlight program provides even greater accessibility by responding to patients on scene or through inter-facility transports by our critical care team via helicopter, fixed wing, or ground ambulance.
In addition, paramedics in Nova Scotia participate in various programs both urban and rural such as community-based paramedic programs, collaborative emergency centres, and emergency preparedness and special operations, to name a few.
There are lots of opportunities waiting for you in Nova Scotia. Apply now to learn more about our service and available positions.
Nature and Scope:
Reporting to the Patient Transfer Unit Supervisor, the Transport Operator is responsible for the safe operation of EHS vehicles and those clients/patients requiring assistance, and eligible for transport utilizing these resources for medical related services within EHS.
Operators must constantly monitor clients/patients and exercise a great deal of tact, diplomacy and customer service. Operators may deal with heavy traffic and congested streets. Operators must be alert and manage their personal well-being as they can drive for long periods of time, operate during peak periods and must cope with adverse weather, construction and traffic conditions. This position will be responsible for providing first aid services should the situation arise.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Education and Experience:
Completion of High School
Three (3) years driving experience.
Hold a valid Nova Scotia class 5 drivers license with a safe driving record required. Class 4 would be an asset. Additional course centering around driver education an asset
Current First Aid qualification including AED or willing to complete training prior to start. Willing to take additional training.
Experience transporting clients, larger vehicles preferred
Medical First Responder or Advanced First Aid training an asset.
Required to pass a physical abilities test prior to employment for lifting and moving patients.
Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
Ability to conduct yourself in a safe and prudent manner at all times.
Use good judgement, decision making and problem solving when managing daily developments.
Strong interpersonal skills to build good working relationships with internal and external partners to achieve common goals.
Have a positive attitude, excellent time management, task planning and prioritization skills.
Ability and commitment to handle confidentiality and sensitive issues with tact and discretion
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others to achieve company goals.
Emergency Medical Care falls under the Nova Scotia provincial protocol for mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination. In accordance with this mandate, subject to any approved accommodation, all new employees hired or existing employees (applying for new positions), will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means 14 days or more after receiving the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, races, perspectives and skills. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify.