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Application Process

1Apply

Candidates are required to apply online.


2Applicant Review

Advanced Care Paramedics require a broad set of skills. Resumes received will be reviewed to assess the applicants experience and skills in relation to those required for the job role.

BC Ambulance Service schedules interviews for ACP applicants at least three times a year. An eligibility list of applicants who are successful in the interview process will be created for full-time opportunities. External applicants successful in the selection process will be considered following internal applicants.

3Interview

Short-listed applicants will be invited to participate in an interview to assess the skills and abilities required to be an advanced care paramedic.

BC Ambulance Service uses Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format. The MMI is based on the Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) tool that was successfully used for over a decade to assess the clinical skills in the McMaster Medical Education program. The applicant must deal with questions, issues, and scenarios at a series of stations – each of which has a different interviewer who will rate the candidate's performance at that station. Unlike the OSCE, the MMI scenarios do not relate to clinical practice but rather to issues about which an applicant should have reasonably sophisticated knowledge. A successful applicant will therefore be one who has a wide-body of knowledge with which to address the presented scenario and can deal with the challenges from the interviewer or situation as it develops. A sample interview can be viewed online.

4Reference Checking

Applicants successful in the interview process will be notified that they will have their references contacted. Individuals who are in a position to judge an applicant's work, such as their current and previous supervisor, are required choices for references.

5Offer of Employment

Applicants successful in the interview with positive references may receive a conditional offer of employment. This conditional offer is subject to a satisfactory pre-employment medical and criminal record search. BC Ambulance Service will reimburse applicants for the cost of the pre-employment medical at the time a formal job is offered. Applicants are responsible for the cost of the criminal records check conducted by the Ministry of Justice.

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