The County of Simcoe will be accepting applications for Part-time Paramedics in August of 2017, following the release of the job posting. Please review the information below in order to prepare for the recruitment process.
Advanced Care Paramedic:
Initially, paramedics are recruited as Primary Care Paramedics with the opportunity to cross-certify via internal job posting post probation. If you are currently certified as an Advanced Care Paramedic, please identify this on your application.
Applications will be accepted from AEMCA-pending candidates who will have graduated from a Paramedic Training Program by the end of October 2017 and who will be writing the AEMCA exam during the winter offering (date still to be determined).
Only those candidates who have a successful PPA are eligible to attend the written exam. PPA results will be provided by the County of Simcoe to all candidates after September 1, 2017.
The successful completion of a Paramedic Physical Assessment (PPA) will be required as a condition of employment with the County of Simcoe. This testing is conducted by a third party organization on behalf of the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. This is a pass/fail component. All candidates must complete a new evaluation by no later than August 28, 2017 to be eligible for consideration. You may begin booking PPAs immediately; however, if you were previously unsuccessful, you may only book your PPA six months after your last test date. If your last PPA was successful, you will still need to complete another evaluation as your previous result can no longer be recognized, since it will fall outside of the six month validity criteria.
To complete this PPA, you must contact Concept of Movement, the only approved County of Simcoe Paramedic Services testing facility located at 110 Bradford Street, Barrie, ON L4N 3B1.
There are limited appointment time slots available so booking early is recommended. To book your evaluation, please use Concept of Movement's direct booking line at 705-728-6444. Please do not call their main phone number.
There will be a fee of $125.00 plus applicable taxes at the time of booking by Concept of Movement; please have a valid Visa or MasterCard available.
During your PPA, you will be asked to perform a variety of movements and tasks including:
- Functional Movement Testing: To screen dysfunctional and/or painful movements
- Base Strength and Balance Testing: To assess basic components for movement proficiency:
- Grip strength
- Push-ups (based on age/sex)
- Bent arm hang (15 second hold)
- Performance Based Testing: Completion of a series of lifts and carries specific to paramedic requirements
- Deficit barbell deadlift of 52kg (115lbs)
- Prowler sled push-pull 68kg (150 lbs) 40 feet
- Farmer lift and carry, 20kg (44lb) in each hand and walk 32 feet navigating around cones
- Suitcase lift and carry, 20kg weight 32ft navigating around cones, done on both right and left sides
- Sand bag lift to height, 20kg bag lifted to 30inch platform, 12kg bag lifted to 48 inch platform
You will have 60 minutes to complete your PPA.
Those candidates selected to participate in the initial phase of the recruitment process will be required to attend a written exam on September 8, 2017. The exam will consist of multiple choice questions and will focus on the following areas: critical thinking, decision making, medical-legal, pharmacology, pathophysiology, EKGs, provincial symptom relief directives and will include written scenarios. Candidates must attain 70% or higher on the written exam to be eligible to attend the next phases of the recruitment process.