Casual Advanced Care Paramedics (Sedation Assistant)

Sedation Staffing
Published
July 4, 2024
Location
Edmonton, Canada
Job Type
Casual  
Job Posting End Date
2024/08/03
Job Start Date
2024/08/03
Medical Certificates
ACLS, CPR – HCP
Driving Certificates
Alberta Class 4
Contact Person
Matthew Wilson

Description

JOB TITLE: ADVANCED CARE PARAMEDIC (SEDATION ASSISTANT)

 

Location: Various

Job Type: Full-Time/Part-Time

Positions: Multiple

 

ABOUT US

Sedation Staffing is a leading provider of sedation assistance services to dentists in Alberta. We specialize in deploying Advanced Care Paramedics and RNs to support clinics offering IV sedation. Additionally, we offer training programs, equipment, and supplies to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking highly skilled and dedicated Advanced Care Paramedics or Registered Nurses to join our sedation team, working across various dental clinics. As a Sedation Assistant, you will play a crucial role in providing safe and effective IV sedation to patients in a non-hospital setting. Your expertise in patient care and emergency response will ensure the highest standards of safety and comfort for our patients.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pre-operative Assessment & History Gathering:
    • Conduct thorough pre-operative assessments, including medical history reviews and physical evaluations.
    • Identify any potential risks or contraindications for IV sedation and communicate findings with the dental team.
  • IV Initiation & Maintenance:
    • Prepare and administer intravenous (IV) sedation under the supervision of a licensed dentist or anesthesiologist.
    • Monitor and maintain IV lines, ensuring proper flow rates and patient safety
  • Vital Signs Monitoring & Documentation:
    • Continuously monitor patients' vital signs throughout the sedation appointment, including heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation.
    • Document and report any changes in patients' conditions to the sedation team promptly.
  • Emergency Response:
    • Act as a first responder in the event of a medical emergency, providing immediate care and support.
    • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including dentists, dental assistants, hygienists and other healthcare professionals, to ensure a coordinated and effective response.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certification as an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) or Registered Nurse (RN) with current registration.
  • Extensive experience in IV initiation, maintenance, and patient monitoring.
  • Strong knowledge of emergency medical protocols and procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Flexibility to work in multiple locations and adapt to varying schedules.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Previous experience in a dental or sedation setting.
  • ACLS certification
  • University of Alberta Sedation Assistant course
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive wage package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and continuing education.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Travel reimbursement for working at multiple locations.
  • Uniform allowance

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications and experience. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits package.
Opportunities for professional development and continuing education.
Supportive and collaborative work environment.
Travel reimbursement for working at multiple locations.
Uniform allowance

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