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‎In select rural and remote stations there may be opportunities for ‘driver only’ positions; however, preference is given to applicants with an EMR or PCP licence. To be considered for ‘driver only’ opportunities, you must have a Class 1, 2 or 4 BC driver’s licence. If you would like to discuss ‘driver only’ opportunities, please contact PHSA Talent Acquisition’s BCEHS Careers Help Desk at bcehscareers@phsa.ca

Most new BCEHS paramedics are hired as on-call, part-time employees. On-call, part-time work varies depending on the community, so most employees live within easy access to the ambulance station. During on-call shifts, employees are required to carry a pager at which time they have the freedom to pursue other work and activities. When called out, pay increases to the full paramedic hourly rate.

 
Yes, you can apply to BCEHS at the EMR licence level and your resume will be considered for opportunities in communities that accept applications for EMR positions. Current opportunities may be posted under BCEHS Job Postings.
 

Currently, you can apply for an EMR position with the BC Emergency Health Services. If hired, you will begin an initial six-month probation period in the location of your first job. When you obtain your PCP licence, you will become classified as a PCP and can begin practising at the PCP level at your current post. Once you have completed your initial six-month probationary period in the location of your first job you will be eligible to apply for other PCP career opportunities within the service. Please note that the six-month probation period includes months spent practising at both the EMR and PCP level. Current opportunities may be posted under BCEHS Job Postings.

 

As each BC Emergency Health Services region has different employment needs, situations such as this are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You are encouraged to contact PHSA Talent Acquisition’s BCEHS Careers via email at bcehscareers@phsa.ca, or view current opportunities posted under BCEHS Job Postings.

 

On-call, part-time employees are required to be available for a minimum of eight shifts per month where a shift is normally 12 hours.

 

Yes. Simply complete one BC Emergency Health Services Application for Employment Form and submit it to PHSA Talent Acquisition’s BCEHS Careers Help Desk via email to bcehscareers@phsa.ca. On the application form you will be asked to indicate the stations for which you would like to be considered as opportunities arise. Current opportunities may be posted under BCEHS Job Postings. 

 

Employees who are hired as an EMR and pursue training as a primary care paramedic (PCP) have the opportunity to apply for PCP positions. 

 
 





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