Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Job Description:

Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) will provide “on-site” medical care as required by Alberta Health Services, Occupational Health and Safety, and the Alberta College of Paramedics.  This position will be responsible for the application of accepted principles of treatment to sustain life, prevent medical injuries or illnesses from becoming worse and promoting recovery using available equipment, supplies, facilities, and services to provide immediate pre-hospital care to the ill or injured.

This position will report to the appropriate APL DIvisional (Industrial) Supervisor or designate and will be closely monitored by higher trained practitioners such as an Emergency Medical Technician – Ambulance (EMT-A), Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA), or Emergency Medical Technologist – Paramedic (EMT-P).

Shift rotations will vary depending on project length and scope and may be offered in a casual or full-time capacity.


  • Assess the extent of injuries or illness to determine medical treatment
  • Comfort and reassure patients
  • Obtain the patient’s medical history
  • Perform and interpret diagnostic procedures such as taking vital signs and testing glucose levels
  • Administer a pre-hospital emergency care including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen, bandaging, splinting, assisting in child birth, and the treatment of trauma patients
  • Use a semi-automatic or automatic external defibillator or bag valve mask resuscitator
  • Use a spinal immobilization devices and traction splints
  • Transport patients to hospital or other medical facilities for further care
  • Document and record the nature of injuries and treatment provided
  • Assist hospital personnel as required
  • Maintain ambulances, mobile treatment centers, and other emergency fleet vehicles
  • Ensure emergency fleet vehicles are properly equipped and are fully supplied

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to remain firm, reassuring and efficient in moments of crises
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to compile information to complete reports
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Strong desire to help those in need
  • Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner

Education & Experience:

  • Successfully completed training as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) from an approved program
  • Registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics
  • Experience working in the emergency medical services field

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Personal Details



Email address*

Are you looking for casual or full-time work?
CasualFull Time

Have you worked at APL before?

if so, provide dates and in what position?

Are you currently registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics?

if yes, please provide registration number:

When are you available to start?

Are you legally permitted to work in Canada?
(supporting document may be required)

Select the certificates/documents you currently have from the list below:
CPRAdvanced First AidH2S Alive (Hydrogen Sulphide)PST (Petroleum Safety Training)CSTS (Construction Safety Training System)PII (Paramedic In Industry)Immunization RecordCriminal Background CheckClass 4 Drivers LicenseDrivers AbstractValid Canadian Passport (Flight Practitioners Only)Class 5 driver license

Please select the areas you are willing to work:
EdmontonPeace RiverFort McMurrayGrande PrairieRemote locations in northern AlbertaRemote locations in northern BCAnywhere in Western Canada

Are you willing to work 24 hr on-call shifts?
(if the shift schedule requires it)

Are you willing to live in camp?
(if job requires)

Have you traveled in a small aircraft before?
(for Flight EMS positions only)

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