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PTP Laura Cercado

Meet Laura Cercado, a Paediatric Transport Paramedic based out of Ornge's Mississauga Critical Care Land Ambulance Base.

Paramedicine

Flight and Land Paramedics

Ornge provides its paramedics with an advanced scope of practice — a medically driven, evidence-based program using the latest in medical equipment, procedures and pharmacology. With the support and guidance of the Ornge Medical Advisory Committee, our flight paramedics have immediate access to physicians with specialties ranging from anesthesia to neonatology.

Flight paramedics work on fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft or critical care land vehicles throughout the Province of Ontario.

A career with Ornge opens the door to opportunities in a variety of departments including Operations, Education, Research and Development and Human Patient Simulator Programs.

Critical Care Paramedics

Our paramedics provide safe transport of ill and injured patients throughout the province. They work on Ornge Fixed Wing aircraft, Rotor Wing aircraft and Critical Care Land Ambulances throughout Ontario.

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Critical Care Paramedics

POSITION SUMMARY:

The essential function of Paramedics is to provide medical care and safe transportation for emergency and inter-facility patients via fixed wing and/or rotary aircraft and/or land ambulance as necessary, to and from hospitals, other medical facilities, in emergency and out of hospital environments while working collaboratively with Ornge Pilots and staff.

The Paramedic operates within his/her scope of practice, providing assessment and treatment to patients experiencing varying conditions including illness and injury, in accordance with medical directives, policies and procedures established by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term (MOHLTC), Emergency Health Services (EMS) and Ornge. He/she is responsible for maintaining effective communication and accuracy of information with shared resources and staff to ensure the safety of each patient during the transport phase of the call.
The incumbent must:

  • Must be able to work shifts work in a 24/7 operation. This includes an ability to work on a rotational shift basis. Rotational shifts include days, afternoons and nights on weekdays, weekends, and statutory holidays.  During the course of their shift duties Paramedics may be required to overnight away from their home base;
  • Be willing and available for overnight situations away from home base in various cities during crew duty out occurrences;
  • Attend on long distance inter-hospital transfers;
  • Be able to respond quickly and efficiently to emergency calls;
  • Utilize exceptional interpersonal skills, courtesy, tact and compassion when interacting with patients, families and other health care professionals and;
  • Work effectively in a demanding, challenging, emergency services environment.
  • Successful candidates must live or be willing to relocate within close proximity to the assigned base location and reside or have a location that permits arrival at their assigned base within one hour of callout went on an on-call shift.

QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be certified as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic as well as in good standing with Ornge
  • Must have successfully completed of the MOHLTC Advanced Care Paramedic Certification Exam;
  • Must have successfully completed an approved Aero-Physiology Program or Ornge’s Aeromedical Program.
  • Must hold a certificate of Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant as issued by the MOHLTC;
  • Must be able to successfully complete fit testing to determine your physical strength, coordination and manual dexterity to perform patient extrication, lifting, carrying and positioning as well as treatment;
  • Must be able to provide a completed pre-employment medical with corresponding documents;
  • Must be current with the maintenance of regulatory and licensing requirements as directed by MOHLTC and Ornge;
  • Must have a knowledge and understanding of the obligations set forth in the following:
    • Basic/Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards;
    • MOHLTC regulations governing the provision of Ambulance Services;
    • Paramedic Medical Directives as set out by Ornge
    • Operations/ Policies & Procedures Manual;
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid Class F Driver’s License as well as a Canadian Passport; to which you must be able to work in Canada as well as have the ability to travel to the USA.
  • Must complete and maintain certification and proficiency within scope of practice in all training programs as contained in Ornge Operations/Policies & Procedures Manual;
  • Must possess all qualifications and conditions as outlined in the Ambulance Act/Ontario Regulations (Part III, Qualifications of Emergency Medical Attendants and Paramedics);
  • Must work effectively in a demanding, challenging, fast-paced transport medicine environment as both part of a team and independently;
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills;

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:

Unifor represents Ornge Paramedics. Compensation would be as per the Paramedic Collective Agreement. Learn more about general compensation and benefits.

Advanced Care Paramedic

Our paramedics provide safe transport of ill and injured patients throughout the province. They work on Ornge Fixed Wing aircraft, Rotor Wing aircraft and Critical Care Land Ambulances throughout Ontario.

LEARN MORE

Advanced Care Paramedic

POSITION SUMMARY:

The essential function of Paramedics is to provide medical care and safe transportation for emergency and non-emergency patients via fixed wing and/or rotary aircraft and/or land ambulance as necessary, to and from hospitals, other medical facilities, in emergency and out of hospital environments while working collaboratively with Ornge Pilots and staff.
 
The Paramedic operates within his/her scope of practice, providing assessment and treatment to patients experiencing varying conditions including illness and injury, in accordance with medical directives, policies and procedures established by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term (MOHLTC), Emergency Health Services (EMS) and Ornge. He/she is responsible for maintaining effective communication and accuracy of information with shared resources and staff to ensure the safety of each patient during the transport phase of the call.
 
The incumbent must:

  • Must be able to work shifts work in a 24/7 operation. This includes an ability to work on a rotational shift basis. Rotational shifts include days, afternoons and nights on weekdays, weekends, and statutory holidays.  During the course of their shift duties Paramedics may be required to overnight away from their home base.
  • Be willing and available for overnight situations away from home base in various cities during crew duty out occurrences
  • Attend on long distance inter-hospital transfers
  • Be able to respond quickly and efficiently to emergency calls;
  • Utilize exceptional interpersonal skills, courtesy, tact and compassion when interacting with patients, families and other health care professionals and;
  • Work effectively in a demanding, challenging, emergency services environment.
  • Successful candidates must live or be willing to relocate within close proximity to the assigned base location and reside or have a location that permits arrival at their assigned base within one hour of callout went on an on-call shift.

QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must have successfully completed an approved Aero-Physiology Program or Ornge’s Aeromedical Program.
  • Must hold a certificate of Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant as issued by the MOHLTC;
  • Must be able to successfully complete fit testing to determine your physical strength, coordination and manual dexterity to perform patient extrication, lifting, carrying and positioning as well as treatment;
  • Must be able to provide a completed pre-employment medical with corresponding documents;
  • Must be current with the maintenance of regulatory and licensing requirements as directed by MOHLTC and Ornge;
  • Must have a knowledge and understanding of the obligations set forth in the following:
    • Basic/Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards;
    • MOHLTC regulations governing the provision of Ambulance Services;
    • Paramedic Medical Directives as set out by Ornge
    • Operations/ Policies & Procedures Manual;
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid Class F Driver’s License as well as a Canadian Passport; to which you must be able to work in Canada as well as have the ability to travel to the USA.
  • Must complete and maintain certification and proficiency within scope of practice in all training programs as contained in Ornge Operations/Policies & Procedures Manual;
  • Must possess all qualifications and conditions as outlined in the Ambulance Act/Ontario Regulations (Part III, Qualifications of Emergency Medical Attendants and Paramedics);
  • Must work effectively in a demanding, challenging, fast-paced transport medicine environment as both part of a team and independently;
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills;

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:

Unifor represents Ornge Paramedics. Compensation would be as per the Paramedic Collective Agreement. Learn more about general compensation and benefits.