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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technicians provide pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for the sick and injured.

What Do Emergency Medical Technicians Do?

• Assess the extent of injuries or illness to determine medical treatment
• Comfort and reassure patients
• Perform and interpret diagnostic procedures such as taking vital signs
• Transport patients to hospital or other medical facilities for further care
• Document and record the nature of injuries and treatment provided
• Use spinal immobilization devices and traction splints
• Provide wound management

Where do Emergency Medical Technicians work?
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• Health Regions and Health Authorities
• Municipal ambulance services
• Private ambulance services
• Industrial ambulance services
• Fire and Emergency Service Departments

Job Titles

• Ambulance Attendant
• Health Care Technologist
• Medical Technologist
• Paramedic

What characteristics do you need?

• Sense of responsibility and a high degree of integrity
• Sensitivity to the needs of ill and injured people
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Good organizational skills
• Ability to do detailed work and maintain a high level of accuracy
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
• Strong leadership abilities
• Sound decision-making skills
• Ability to remain firm, reassuring and efficient in moments of crisis

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $28.94/hour

Post-Secondary Institute

• SIAST – Primary Care Paramedic
o Certificate Program
o Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 60% in the following three subjects: English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30 and one of Biology 30 or Chemistry 30
o Standard First Aid within two years of the date of issue
o CPR - HeartSaver "C" AED or equivalent within one year of the date of issue
o Length: 28 weeks

Career Ambassador Project
Community Vitality Monitoring Partnership Process