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BC Emergency Health Services

Full Time Irregularly Scheduled PCP Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
12 days ago
Primary Care Paramedic

BC Emergency Health Services

Full Time Irregularly Scheduled


Bring your Primary Care Paramedic experience to BC Emergency Health Services!

Open the door to your career in beautiful British Columbia. You will contribute to and promote a culture that is patient focused, supportive, and respectful of all individuals embracing BCEHS values and guaranteeing that all interactions are performed with professionalism, courtesy, dignity, and respect.

Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) job highlights:

  • Opportunities to transfer to different regions to experience different lifestyles.
  • Provide patient care in pre-hospital emergency situations and transport by ambulance.
  • Paid medical and dental benefits, pension, vacation, and access to ongoing training.

What you'll do:

Working as a paramedic, every shift is guaranteed to be different. Some of the most challenging things you will face will include working effectively with a team in emotionally charged situations, communicating with distressed family and bystanders, clearly documenting complex events, and practicing diplomacy and empathy when your role may be misunderstood. Some situations will be unpredictable and demand independent, quick decisions where there may not be a clear "right" answer. In this role, you can expect to:
  • Provide patient care and transportation by ambulance in pre-hospital emergency situations, always using critical thinking and safe work practices.
  • Advocate for patients through effective communication with colleagues, allied health care professionals and public safety partners.
  • Be responsible for the safe operation of ambulances.
  • Identify issues and strategies to address complex program or system-wide issues which will enhance service delivery and patient care.

What you bring:

  • Minimum of 19 years of age
  • Current PCP license to practice in the province of British Columbia (issued by EMALB); those with an EMR license issued by EMALB are also encouraged to apply.
  • Class 1, 2 or 4 BC driver's license (or out of province equivalent), or the ability to obtain within 6 months from your start date.
  • Current driver's abstract demonstrating a safe driving record.
  • Work permit for Canada (or able to obtain).
  • Strong mental resiliency and maturity; highly functional in a dynamic environment
  • Any eligible EMR licensed applicants that do not have a PCP license and who accept full-time or regular part-time PCP-level paramedic positions will be required to successfully complete paid PCP training as a condition of employment along with a three (3) year return of service. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure they meet the school's pre-requisite requirements for enrollment of PCP program.

Indigenous Cultural Safety and Diversity
  • Knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts, supported by significant knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous ideologies, including knowledge, and understanding of Indigenous cultural safety, cultural humility, Indigenous-specific racism and anti-racism.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Site Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Supports team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.)

While BCEHS would consider a foundation in Indigenous cultural safety to be a strong asset for consideration, our commitment to enhancing Indigenous cultural safety includes providing all employees with access to resources and training programs in partnership with San'yas Core Health Indigenous Cultural Safety Training and Anti-Indigenous Racism Response Training.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What We Bring:

  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services, and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as the San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • The ability to take your career anywhere in British Columbia.
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.

What We Do:

The British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) is the lead Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency in British Columbia, the largest EMS provider in Canada, and one of the largest in North America responding to over 600,000 ground calls and 7,800 air calls every year. BCEHS program is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). We are also responsible for the delivery, coordination and governance of appropriate and effective out-of-hospital and inter-facility health services throughout B.C.

BCEHS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

To Apply

BCEHS and PHSA are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply to include the required documents as an attachment. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.
Accommodations are openly offered without consequence or negative impact to all applicants - please contact for further information.

We must have documentation of your BC PCP practice license issued by EMALB by the closing date of the posting to be considered. Should you have issues attaching documents to your online application, please forward your resume and copies of licenses to

Selection Process

BCEHS must first give preference to qualified, internal applicants before we are able to consider qualified, external applicants.

Formal interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held via video conference. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a criminal record check, and a physical capacity assessment. Canadians and those eligible to work in Canada will be considered before international applicants.

Successful applicants will have up to 61 days to report to British Columbia to attend an 8-day training and orientation program. Successful completion is part of an employee's probation and is a pre-requisite to working on ambulance or being scheduled in the station.


Please contact our external recruitment help desk via email at . For more information on the unique opportunities that BCEHS has to offer, visit

Additional Resources

Have you seen our latest recruitment video, featuring some of our fantastic paramedics and managers across the province? Check out this section of our website, where you can view the video and sign up for our mailing list if you're not quite ready to apply but want to learn more.

If you do not yet hold a BC class 1, 2 or 4 driver's license, please visit the ICBC website for more information.

Union: Ambulance Paramedics and Dispatchers of BC

Posting Number: EB24:091E

Job Location: Vancouver

Job Type: Full Time Irregularly Scheduled

Number of Positions: 25

Hourly Rate: PCPIV 32.30 - 43.13/hr as per the 2022-2025 APADBA Collective Agreement
EMR 29.48/hr - 36.47/hr as per the 2022-2025 APADBA Collective Agreement

Start Date: TBD based on 61 days to report

Closing Date: April 16th, 2024
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