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Primary Care Paramedic

Are you a natural leader? Are you motivated by work that is different every day? Do you want to make a difference?

Join the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) as a primary care paramedic (PCP) and become part of a highly skilled workforce that helps save lives.

Working as a PCP is a career-focused position ideal for people interested in becoming part of the fast-paced world of emergency medical response and looking for a career that can take them anywhere in the province.

PCPs are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to intervene in life-threatening injuries and perform pre-hospital emergency care.

BC Ambulance Service accepts applications on an on-going basis for part-time paramedic positions. Following is an outline of the steps in our application and selection process and the actions taken at each step:

Step 1: Apply

Candidates are required to print and complete the BCAS paramedic Application for Employment Form and submit it to or mail it to:

BCAS Careers
260-1770 W. 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 4Y6

On the application form, applicants will have the option to indicate the stations they would like to be considered for as opportunities arise. For more information, please see the Map of BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) Stations and Districts The BCAS Careers Help Desk may contact applicants to discuss information that requires additional clarification.

Step 2: Panel Interview for Suitability

Short-listed applicants will be invited to participate in an interview to assess the skills and abilities required to be a paramedic. The interview format is behavioural based and will explore how candidate skills and abilities make them the best applicant for the job.

Step 3: Reference 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.

Step 4: Offer 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.

Step 5: Hiring Pool and Formal Job Offers

Applicants who have completed their paperwork and pre-employment medical will be placed on an eligibility list. Formal job offers are made to applicants on the eligibility list as positions become available. Applications remain active on the eligibility list for one year.


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