Primary Care Paramedic

EMPLOYER: Weeneebayko Area Health Authority


Position:        Primary Care Paramedic
Site:                All Sites - Moose Factory, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat                                                  Division:         Clinical Services
Reports to:     Base Supervisor
Status:            Full-time Permanent 


Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is now accepting applications for experienced professionals to fill the key role of Primary Care Paramedic.  


The Organization


Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is the leading health care provider on the western James Bay coast. WAHA comprises of hospitals in Moose Factory, Fort Albany, and Attawapiskat, with a Health Centre in Moosonee. WAHA also provides regional outpatient programs, as well as Paramedicine services in Moose Factory, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, and Peawanuck. The span of services, complexity of care needs in the region, and the depth of health integration has made WAHA a leader and a model of health care services in Northern Ontario. WAHA consists of 450 employees, a Physician team, many students, as well as community stakeholders. It is affiliated with Queens University and offers many educational opportunities for current and prospective team members.


Position Profile Requirements:

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary organization to provide quality patient care
  • Motivated individual open to learning and ensuring the continued development of the service and organization


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide pre-hospital care in accordance with provincial regulation and organizational policies and procedures
  • Assess the extent of injuries or illness of trauma victims, patients with respiratory and/or cardiac disease and stress, overdose and poisoning victims, industrial accident victims, and other ill or injured individuals
  • Determine emergency medical treatment for all patients
  • Administer pre-hospital emergency care in adherence to all organizational and professional guidelines and regulations
  • Work on site and standby duties



  • Meet all requirements for employment under the Ambulance Act of Ontario
  • Valid certificate signed by the Base Hospital Physician allowing the Paramedic to perform the following controlled medical act, or be certified within 60 days of hire:
  • Successful completion of A-EMCA
  • Diploma in Paramedicine
  • Certified in the use of Semi-Automatic Defibrillation
  • Certified in symptom relief drug administration
  • Ability to communicate in Cree & French, considered an asset



How to apply:


The successful candidate must provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screen Check within a specified time frame


Please apply in writing, providing three recent work references, quoting Competition #2021-157 to:


Human Resources

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

P.O. Box 664

Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0


  • Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to 705-658-4917
  • For more information contact the HR team by email above
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Internal applicants who meet the qualification and experience requirements and are in good standing with the organization’s attendance management policy are strongly encouraged to apply

START DATE: 11/13/2021

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