BC Ambulance Service Careers and Employment
The BC Ambulance Service provides public ambulance service in British Columbia under the authority of BC Emergency Health Services. As Canada's first provincially-operated ambulance service, the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) provides emergency pre-hospital treatment and transportation by ambulance to the public and visitors to BC.
The employer is never concerned about their employees, their well-being or mental health. They will push you until you break, moral is poor, it is an US vs THEM between ALS and BLS as well as Full time and Part time.
You better love the work - and not be looking for advancement. Patients always make it worth while, patience is essential for the repeat patients but they are ill, no matter how you look at it but your partner's attitude may differ and this can be difficult.
Incredibly stressful, always short staffed, terrible management, long shifts with no flexibility , hostile work environment, outdated work environment, out of touch management
not a fun place, very disorganized... and having the temerity to point that out gets you fired. Very disorganized training material, and the training does not match the material given.
if you like being sent hours away from home and having to work back to back days to make ends meat then this is the job for you. job is very rewarding but struggling to pay bills is not.
Employer is demanding and relies on the employee submitting a grievance rather than dealing with any issues,
The employer will fight you on every front and most of the improvement in working conditions have been by order of WorkSafe
The union is unable to deal effectively with the employer and the salary has continuously fallen farther and farther behind other emergency services
The employer takes advantage of new hires by requiring them to work part-time and commute to far away station to work for a stipend of less than $3 per hour while waiting for a call. Off times it costs an employee more to commute than they'll make while on call
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There was a sheet of 25 questions. it was 28 years ago, the one I remember was why do you want to be a Paramedic?
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