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Primary Care Paramedic

Website City of Thunder Bay

As a four-season outdoor paradise, life in the North is home to extraordinary wilderness, including lakes, rivers, green spaces, wildlife and more.  Whether it’s in Thunder Bay, Armstrong, Shuniah, Conmee, Upsala, Longlac, Nakina, Geraldton, Red Rock, Nipigon, Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Marathon, or Manitouwadge, as a SNEMS paramedic you will have endless opportunities to explore!

As a Northerner, an exceptional superior lifestyle awaits you for work and play. Shorter commutes provide work-life balance and the opportunity for the outdoor enthusiast to discover a richness of wilderness only moments away.  We are the gateway to some of the most breathtaking experiences on earth, with the warmer months providing an abundance of fishing, boating, canoeing, ATVing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping opportunities, and the cooler months offering snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and more.

Once you join us, you won’t want to leave!

If you already live here, we can’t wait for you to join our team!

The Opportunity

Part-time primary care paramedic opportunities exist in Armstrong, Shuniah, Conmee, Upsala, Longlac, Nakina, Geraldton, Red Rock, Nipigon, Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Marathon, or Manitouwadge.

Reporting to a Superintendent, you will be responsible for performing patient assessment, treatment, and monitoring tasks, which include controlled medical acts while providing safe and timely transport in accordance with the applicable legislation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responds to ambulance calls within a specified timeframe and reports each movement of ambulance or emergency response unit immediately to Central Ambulance Communication Centres (CACC) as required by Superior North EMS policies and procedures.
  • Assesses environmental risks and responds to patient(s) and personal safety needs.
  • Conducts patient triage assessment and evaluation.
  • Administers to and provides patient care in accordance with Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards (BLS PCS), Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (ALS PCS), and all other required Standards as set by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Emergency Health Services Branch.
  • Provides documentation, including ambulance call reports and incident/collision reports as required and as per the Ontario Ambulance Documentation Standards.

The Ideal Candidate

This position requires:

  • Must meet the qualifications for primary care paramedic as stipulated in the regulations of the Ambulance Act, as amended
  • Must meet minimum standards and complete mandatory training specified by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Emergency Health Services Branch, and Superior North EMS
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, customer service, and teamwork skills
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “F” driver’s licence or equivalent
  • Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
  • Must have the ability to work safely and within the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • One to two years’ experience as a primary care paramedic


With over 200 front line paramedics, who are highly skilled and trained, our service provides unwavering dedication, compassion and medical attention to a variety of injuries and conditions.  We are a community minded professional service, committed to providing the best care possible.

Our services have expanded to include Community Paramedicine with experienced paramedics who conduct home visits, health clinics, and public education, aimed at providing non-emergent, pro-active health care which helps reduce the 911 demand for service and emergency hospital department visits.

The Future of SNEMS & Our Transformational Journey

Plans are underway to implement a number of transformational recommendations as part of an evidence-based Master Plan, which include:

·         Modernizing the organizational design of SNEMS,

·         Modern District stations – 10 year replacement plan,

·         Ramping up community paramedicine,

·         Maximizing alternative pathways, and more.

View the full Master Plan here…/SNEMS-Master-Plan–Final.pdf

Why Work for the City of Thunder Bay (CTB)?

If you work at SNEMS, you work for the municipality of the City of Thunder Bay.

When you work for the City of Thunder Bay, you are part of our team, and here you can:

v  Experience your importance,

v  Unleash your potential,

v  Know your work matters,

v  Embrace diversity,

v  Make a difference,

v  Join a dedicated team, and

v  Build community.

Learn more about the top reasons to work at the CTB:

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