Advanced Care Paramedic - Emergency Department

Req ID: 147045
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central
Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII  
Department: OPCZ EMG Emergency

Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 25-Mar-23

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.



About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, the Advanced Care Paramedic is assigned tasks by the Clinical leader and works in collaboration with other interdisciplinary team members to meet patient care needs. He/she supports patient care by practicing within the Advanced Care Paramedic scope of practice and demonstrated competencies in provision of care.


The Advanced Care Paramedic accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through on-going professional development, including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. The Advanced Care Paramedic's practice and conduct is defined by the professional registration body (EHSNS), and they are responsible for ensuring that their registration is current and valid.


The Advanced Care Paramedic contributes to the efficiency and effective functioning of the department in meeting patient needs. The Advanced Care Paramedic supports the development of colleagues and students through acting as a preceptor and providing on-going mentorship.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:


  • Grade XII required
  • Registered and licensed with the College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia (CPNS) required
  • Current BLS-C (HCP) certification is required
  • Previous work experience in a hospital setting or in emergency care preferred
  • Demonstrated effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, patient assessment and telecommunications skills
  • Competencies in other languages preferred, French is an asset


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Long Assignment full-time (100%) position; 75 hours biweekly
  • Approximately one year

Compensation and Incentives

$30.45 - $35.33 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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