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Medical Flight Specialist
Eastern Health
Job Location: Happy Valley-Goose Bay

5 Positions
Happy Valley-Goose Bay*
Provincial Air Ambulance Program
Paramedicine and Medical Transport Division,
Permanent, Full-Time and Part-Time

Applications are invited from highly motivated and experienced health care practitioners who are interested in the exciting challenge of working as a Medical Flight Specialist in the Provincial Air Ambulance Program, Paramedicine and Medical Transport Division of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.   The Medical Flight Specialist is a highly responsible, advanced clinical position, accountable for the provision of quality, safe, skilled care of emergent and routine nature to patients within the province requiring inter-facility transport or at the scene of traumatic or acute medical incidents.

Main Accountabilities:
In a team environment, the Medical Flight Specialist will be responsible for providing direct patient care including advanced assessment and intervention of all medical and traumatic conditions for a diverse group of patients ranging in age from newborn to the elderly.  The incumbent will use critical thinking and professional judgment within their scope of practice and within a medical control system with written protocols and through medical consultation with a physician when necessary.  S/he is also responsible for promotion and maintenance of quality and safety standards and ensures maintenance of clinical proficiencies and competencies.

Candidates must have graduated from an accredited/recognized diploma or degree program in health care or an equivalent combination of advanced training and experience that provides the necessary theoretical and clinical skills to perform at the level of Advanced Care Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, Nurse Practitioner, Post Basic Critical Care Nurse, or Post Basic Emergency Nurse.  Candidates must also be certified in: CPR, ACLS, BTLS, PALS, NRP.  Professional registration to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador is required.  Ideal candidates will also have a minimum of 3 years current experience as either an Emergency care or Critical nurse; or accredited Advanced Care Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic with a minimum of 3 years experience in a high volume performance-based system.  Candidates must also possess highly developed interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills, knowledge of pharmacology as well as effective decision making skills. 

Pre-employment Physical Capabilities test required.  Successful completion of a prescribed training program is required upon hire.  A satisfactory record of work experience is required.

Hours: 75 hours bi-weekly (12 hours shift work, rotating)
Salary: HP-35 ($29.60 - $37.76 per hour)
Competition Number: 2013000276

** A Signing Bonus of $6,000 per year for a maximum of 2 years (in accordance with the NL provincial Market Adjustment Policy) and as well relocation reimbursement is available to qualified applicants;
*** A Labrador Allowance and Northern Residence Tax Deductions are also applicable to applicants living or relocating to Happy Valley Goose Bay

**This position is open to male and female applicants.
**This position is open to both internal and external applicants; however, priority will be given to those interested individuals who currently work within the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit

For enquires–email: or phone (709) 777-7777 Pathway 1-2

How to Apply:
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Fax:  (709)777-1303

Human Resources Client Services
Eastern Health, Administrative Office
306 Waterford Bridge Road
St. John’s, NL A1E 4J8

External-Applicants: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.  A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required for all positions. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check from the RCMP, or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required).

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