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Registered PCP-Paramedic – Opioid Prevention Services

Alberta Health Services

This is a Contract position in Lethbridge, AB posted July 30, 2020.

Your Opportunity:

As a Registered EMT – Paramedic, Opioid Prevention Services, you will be a part of an Overdose Prevention Team mobile services for Lethbridge and area with experience in harm reduction opioid treatment. You will treat and support patients by administering medications, advanced life support (ALS) airway adjuncts and electrical therapy. You may also interface with other EMS crews in delivering clinical care during patient transport or at emergency scenes.Please note this is a multiple position opportunity with 6 openings.


As an Emergency Medical Technician, you will transport ill or injured patients from scenes of emergency and/or between facilities. This includes operating ambulances or other modes of transportation, assessing emergency scenes and patients. You may treat patients by administering minor medications, basic life support (BLS) airway adjuncts, and semi-automated defibrillation. You may also lead the BLS crew in delivering clinical care during patient transport or at emergency scenes. You will assist with ensuring that ambulances or other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles, such as transfer vans, are properly stocked and equipped. Alberta Health Services EMS requires the proof of the successful completion of the Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation (F.A.R.E.) test via the certificate provided by the Lifemark organization for all applicants external to AHS or internal to AHS, who do not already hold a clinical position within AHS EMS (VESST, Clinical Educator, EMR, PCP, ACP and Community Paramedic). Your F.A.R.E. test must be completed six (6) prior to the date of your application. Alberta Health Services EMS may verify results with Lifemark to ensure the candidate has successfully completed the test. Please contact Lifemark at to find more information on the F.A.R.E. test and how to book your evaluation.

  • Classification:
  • Registered PCP-Paramedic 2190

  • Union:
  • HSAA Facility PROF/TECH

  • Department:
  • Leth Addiction Serv Com Prg

  • Primary Location:
  • Chinook Regional Hospital

  • Multi-Site:
  • Multisite

  • FTE:
  • 0.70

  • Posting End Date:
  • 07-AUG-2020

  • Temporary Employee Class:
  • Temp P/T Benefits

  • Date Available:
  • 10-AUG-2020

  • Temporary End Date:
  • 28-FEB-2021

  • Hours per Shift:
  • 7.75

  • Length of Shift in weeks:
  • 12

  • Shifts per cycle:
  • 46

  • Shift Pattern:
  • Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends

  • Days Off:
  • As Per Rotation

  • Minimum Salary:
  • $27.25

  • Maximum Salary:
  • $34.40

  • Vehicle Requirement:
  • Driver’s License, Vehicle Provided

Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Primary Care Paramedic program.Active registration with Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) as Primary Care Paramedic.Current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP). Must hold a valid Class 4 Alberta Operator’s Licence with no more than six (6) demerits.Completion of the Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation (F.A.R.E.) test taken no more than six (6) months prior to the application date.

Additional Required Qualifications:

As required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in harm reduction opioid treatment preferred.