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Ambulance Communications Officer, Regular Part-Time

West Parry Sound Health Centre

Ambulance Communications Officer
Ambulance Communication Services
Job Posting: OPSEU Ambulance 2024-236
Regular Part-Time Position

About the Organization

Located on the coast of beautiful Georgian Bay, our facility boasts the best that both nature and technology can offer. We work in one of Canada’s most modern health care facilities and live in one of the country’s top outdoor adventure destinations. You can get from desk to dock in 10 minutes!

West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) has always employed an innovative planning approach aimed at integrating services. Faced with the challenges of rural care delivery, WPSHC has partnered in regional alliances and created internal programming solutions that have benefited patient care and improved services throughout the catchment area.

Today our uniquely integrated health care organization includes Lakeland Long Term Care, six Nursing Stations delivering care to rural communities, management of District ambulance services and dispatch, and a full range of in-patient and out-patient programs associated with a 90-bed acute care hospital.

As well as being recognized as a “pace-setter” hospital for its unbroken string of balanced budgets, WPSHC’s innovative approach to integration has benefited the community through more seamless local delivery of services, improved access to primary care, a wider understanding of local needs and the ability to respond as these needs continue to evolve. Additionally, these initiatives have resulted in cost savings through co-location and improved ‘point-of-service’ for clients.

For more information on WPSHC, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

WPSHC is currently has an opening for an Ambulance Communications Officer in Parry Sound, reporting to the Manager of Ambulance Communications.

Hours of work are all shifts, including weekends and being on standby as required by the Department.

More About You

To qualify for the role, you will need to have met all requirements of an Ambulance Communications Officer as per the Ambulance Communications Services Performance Agreement. You will also need to have:

  • Successful completion of a Ministry of Health approved Ambulance Communications Course (CORE/Entry to Practice Training);
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills;
  • Strong multi-tasking, critical thinking, and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to maintain control under pressure and use professional judgement;
  • Ability to interpret/apply policies and procedures;
  • Valid Standard First Aid and Level C or HCP CPR certificate;
  • Demonstrated satisfactory attendance levels, work performance, disciplinary history, and positive work references;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various computer applications and software related to healthcare programs;
  • A demonstrated ability to perform the duties of an Ambulance Communications Officer would be an asset.

The ideal candidate’s work will exemplify WPSHC’s core values: compassion, accountability, rights and responsibilities, excellence, and safety.

Please note: For the safety and well-being of our patients, employees, and visitors, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination before commencing employment. Exceptions may be made for individuals who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for legislated protected reasons (e.g. medical exemption). All incumbents in this position will be required to provide a clear criminal/vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment.

About the Benefits

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive hourly salary of $34.73 to start. In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • 4% vacation pay and 9.5% pay in lieu of fringe benefits (6.5% if enrolled in HOOPP)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Wellness Program & onsite gym

Best of all, you will be welcomed into a supportive interdisciplinary team environment that will allow you to develop a wide breadth of skills. This is an opportunity to grow in an established and highly respected organization, using your experience and skills to inspire a direct and positive impact on the community.

West Parry Sound Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of this competition only.

Please be advised the WPSHC property is smoke-free.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skills in a collaborative working environment – Apply Now!


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