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Organization:    Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Division:    Georgian Central Ambulance Communications Centre
City:    Barrie
Job Term:    Temporary - Up to 6 months with possible extension
Job Code:    16710 - Ambulance Communications Officer 1
Salary:    $27.00 - $33.03 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    61304
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Challenging opportunities exists in the Emergency Health Services Branch, Ambulance Communication Centre. These positions are available for dedicated individuals to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 environment.

This competition will also be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.

Irregular - On-Call. Requires working on an as-needed basis with no guarantee of number of hours worked.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• Process 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency requests for ambulance service;
• Direct ambulance movements;
• Provide pre-arrival instructions;
• Communicate with individuals under stress;
• Operate complex computer-aided telecommunications equipment.

How do I qualify?

• You must possess typing skills at 35 w.p.m. with 90% accuracy.
• You must be able to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.
• You must possess a valid standard first-aid and targeted responder CPR Certificate.
• You must have successful completion of Windows computer-based training followed by Ambulance Communications Officer provincial certification.

Multi-tasking and Organizational Skills:
• Proven multi-tasking skills and the ability to coordinate a variety of activities;
• Demonstrated organizational and memory recall skills;
• Ability to maintain control under pressure and use professional judgment.

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:
• Proven critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills;
• Ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures and information.

People Skills:
• Proven ability to handle situations in a professional manner;
• Demonstrated leadership and customer service skills;
• Proven interpersonal and communication skills.

Other Skills:
• Proficient in computer software and computer based telecommunications applications;
• Understanding of spatial concepts and can read maps, calculate time, distance and movement.

Additional information:

  • Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 102 Commerce Park Dr, Barrie, Central Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Health and Social Services
Posted on:   Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
  • C-HL-61304/14
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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