2018-126 Chief WAHA Paramedic Services – Moosonee

Site: Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
Division: Clinical Services
Reports to: Vice President of Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive
Status: Permanent Full-time

The Organization

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is the leading health care provider on the western James and Hudson 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 paramedic 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 the involvement of vibrant First Nation communities within the region. It is affiliated with Queens University and offers many educational opportunities for current and prospective team members.

Position Profile Requirements:

  • Experienced leader who can lead, work within, and motivate a team
  • Strong ability to identify, create, and implement operational efficiencies
  • Excellent written, oral, and electronic communication skills
  • Experience interacting and presenting to senior management and Board Committees
  • Knowledge of Indigenous health issues and the geographic region of the James and Hudson Bay Coast

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct and control the delivery of Pre-Hospital Care to the Communities served by the WAHA Paramedic Service
  • Consult with the board of directors and senior managers to maintain and establish standards for the delivery of services
  • Develop evaluation systems to monitor the quality of service delivered to patients
  • Develop and implement plans for new programs, special projects, new material and equipment acquisitions and future staffing levels of the department
  • Plan and control department budget

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Meet all requirements under the Ambulance Act of Ontario with minimum five years experience
  • Minimum three years supervisory experience
  • Business related experience is an asset
  • First Aid and CPR Instructor
  • Indigenous applicants, particularly those who are from the Mushkegowuk Territory and can speak Cree are encouraged to apply.


  • Defined contribution pension plan (HOOPP) as well as health and welfare benefits
  • Housing unit provided by the organization
  • Retention and travel benefits
  • Relocation supports
  • Working for an organization currently undergoing development and transformation

How to apply:

Please apply in writing, providing three recent work references, quoting Competition #2018-126 to:

Human Resources
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority
P.O. Box 664
Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0

  • This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired
  • Resumes can be emailed to jobs@waha.ca 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

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is an inclusive employer. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights code and Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

2018-126 Chief WAHA Paramedic Services – Moosonee