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Primary Care Paramedic

First Response Ontario
4.5 out of 5
Greater Toronto Area, ON
$25.77–$46.71 an hour - Temporary, Part-time, Seasonal, Casual


Greater Toronto Area, ON

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  • Automobile allowance
  • Company car
  • Discounted or free food
  • Flexible schedule

Full job description

Position Title: Paramedicine Practitioner I (formerly Primary Care Paramedic), General Duties

Location: Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area

Reports To: Superintendent

Employment Type: Temporary contract

Posting Date: 26-Mar-2024

Closing Date: 16-Apr-2024, 17:00 EDT

Start Date: 1-May-2024

End Date: 30-Oct-2024, with the possibility for extension

Schedule: Pick-up shifts up to full-time hours.

Pay scale: $25.77-$46.71


1. Must meet all qualifications as outlined in O. Reg. 257/00 PART III including, but not limited to:

1.1. Possess a diploma in Paramedicine, or anticipated graduation.

1.2. Ability to achieve A-EMCA certification by the Ministry of Health within 210 days.

1.3. Current BLS level CPR (formerly HCP)

2. Ability to achieve certification under FRO’s controlled medical acts delegation program.

3. Possess physical abilities certificate from OPPAT, Ability Work, Sibley’s, or equivalent issued within last six months.

4. Ability to exert heavy physical effort required to treat and move patients, sometimes over rugged terrain, deliver medical equipment or sort inventory at health centre, station, and in a vehicle.

5. Good knowledge and application of BLS/ALS Patient Care Standards, related Acts and Regulations, policies and procedures.

6. Ability to effectively communicate with team members, allied agencies, and make justifiable decisions in an emergency.

7. Ability to work independently under stressful situations and exercise sound judgement in an emergency environment.

8. Ability to identify patient treatment needs through adequate assessment and provide appropriate care in accordance with the Basic Life Support Standards and medical delegation policies.

9. Demonstrate competency when using basic computer software such as reporting systems, inventory, email, and word processing.

10. Excellent use of verbal and written English.

11. Satisfactory health, attendance, and former employment history.

12. Criminal Record check free of crimes of moral turpitude.

13. Must possess fully functional smartphone with active data plan.

14. May require the use of a personal or company vehicle while FRO business. Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely for long periods of time, must hold and maintain a driver's licence that authorizes the person to drive an ambulance, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage. Prior commercial driving experience an asset.


1. Provide emergency medical care to ill/injured people while ensuring the safe, timely, and appropriate extrication of ill/injured persons via emergency response vehicle to municipal ambulance rendezvous sites.

2. Perform emergency medical care and controlled acts under the direction of the Medical Director, and in accordance with the patient care standards and procedures set out by FRO, legislation, and regulations.

3. Respond to emergencies in all weather conditions, in a safe and secure manner, in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and the applicable policies and procedures.

4. Maintain contact and comply with direction from Superintendent and/or Incident Command at all times regarding vehicle movements, status of equipment, call assignments and the transportation of patients to medical facilities or required destination.

5. Complete, in a timely manner, all required patient and administrative documentation specified in the Ambulance Act, Regulations, standards, company and client policies and practices, including Paramedic Call Report forms. Ensure safekeeping of patient records.

6. Liaise with CACC, families, client staff, police, fire and other health professionals/agencies to ensure relevant patient information is collected.

7. Inspect all equipment at the start and throughout the shift to ensure they are in proper working order, and in a clean and sanitary condition. Carry out housekeeping duties within the medical centre and paramedic vehicles, ensuring the areas are maintained in a clean, sanitary condition.

8. Participate in mandatory training programs, continuing medical education programs, quality assurance programs and company training programs, as required.

9. Perform other related duties as may be required.

Recruitment Process

Candidates selected to proceed will be contacted by email.

Recruitment phase two, April 1-28, 2024.

· Selected candidates will be invited to book a video interview. Successful candidates will be invited to phase three.

Recruitment phase three, April 11 or 29, 2024.

· Selected candidates will be invited to participate in practical skills assessments conducted in Mississauga.

· A $60.00 skills assessment fee payable to an independent third party will apply.

Recruitment phase four,

· Selected candidates to attend on-boarding in Barrie.

Qualified candidates should submit their résumé and covering letter with their email address prominently displayed on the letterhead by the indicated closing date by applying online at

Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for this competition.

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process and applicants must make their needs known in advance. First Response Ontario values a diverse workforce and the unique differences that each individual brings. We are dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment and welcome submissions from all qualified applicants.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, only those selected to advance will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process you must notify the Recruiting Officer.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual, Seasonal
Contract length: 6 months

Pay: $25.77-$46.71 per hour


  • Automobile allowance
  • Company car
  • Discounted or free food
  • Flexible schedule

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

Application question(s):

  • Have you graduated from an Ontario college Paramedic Program?
  • Have you completed Paramedic Student preceptorship?


  • AEMCA certificate (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-04-16
Expected start date: 2024-05-01