Advanced Care Paramedic - Emergency Department

​Req ID: 150459
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital  
Department: OPWZ EMG Emergency YRH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE
 Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled


This is a reposting of Requisition 150459; therefore, candidates who have previously applied for this Req are unable to reapply

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 (ACP) is assigned tasks by the Clinical Leader and works in collaboration with other interdisciplinary team members to meet patient care needs. They support patient care by practicing within the Advanced Care Paramedic scope of practice and demonstrating competencies in the provision of care. 


The ACP accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development, including participation in education programs, research, and continuous quality activities. The ACPs practice and conduct are defined by the professional registration body (EHSNS), and they are responsible for ensuring that registration is current and valid.


The ACP contributes to the efficiency and effective functioning of the department in meeting patient needs. They support the development of colleagues and students by acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing 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
•    One (1) year of experience working as an Advanced Care Paramedic an asset
•    Current BLS (HCP) Certification required
•    Previous work experience in a hospital setting or emergency care preferred
•    Demonstrated effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, patient assessment, and telecommunication skills.
•    Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


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


  • Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Shifts may include days, evenings, nights, weekends & holidays

Compensation and Incentives

$31.36 - $36.39 hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit Recruitment - Incentives 


​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.


Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire. 


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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