Medical Communications Officer (Upcoming Opportunities)

Kenora, ON


Competition Number 


Job Type

Casual Opportunities


This posting may be used to fill other permanent vacancies, including part-time and/or full-time positions


Those considered successful candidates may also be placed on an eligibility list for future consideration


May consist of days, evenings, and nights ranging in length from 7.5 – 11.25 hours

Subject to change as per operational requirements




Central Ambulance Communications Centre (CACC)


$34.1116 to $39.9883 per hour

Per CUPE LOCAL 822 Collective Agreement

Closing Date




Currently seeking interested applicants for our casual Medical Communications Officer positions to be short-listed for the next available Entry to Practice training offered through the Ministry of Health. Qualified candidates will be interviewed for future spots in this training and subsequent Medical Communications Officer positions.

Performing the responsibilities of a Medical Communications Officer requires a dynamic individual. Incumbents must use professionalism and interpersonal communication skills, and understand spatial concepts (e.g. reading maps, calculating times, distance and movement) to excel in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

Medical Communications Officers (also known as call takers and dispatchers) must have strong coping skills and be able to solve problems and work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Processing 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency requests for ambulance and fire services requires the ability to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 environment.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you and you meet most of the essential qualifications we are looking for, we encourage you to apply and provide us more details about why you think you would be a great fit. We cannot make any promises, but we will consider your qualifications and the potential you bring. LWDH is dedicated to ongoing professional development and continuing education opportunities to enhance skillsets and working experience.


Why Work with LWDH? In this position, there are many benefits to joining our team:

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan enrolment, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans that includes portability, inflation protections, survivor benefits, buyback options, and early retirement
  • Pay in lieu of vacation and benefits provided
  • A third party partnered, self-directed and initiated benefits package through Health Care Providers (HCP) Group Insurance is provided that includes customizable health and dental plans, life insurance, long-term disability benefits (LTD), and accidental death, disease and dismemberment (ADD&D) based on package eligibility
  • Access to staff physiotherapy, onsite gym, Employee LifeWorks Program, staff wellness initiatives, and much more!



  • Secondary school graduation diploma or equivalent qualifications
  • Valid standard first aid certificate and CPR certificate to level C issued by a training institute approved by the Director required
  • Successfully complete a Restricted Radio Operator’s Certification approved by the Director
  • Upon hiring:
    • Must be willing to participate in or already have a comprehensive six-week entry-to-practice core training program in land ambulance dispatching
    • Successfully complete the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Ambulance Communications Officer Certification examination
    • Successfully complete a local mentorship program
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Must have strong multi-tasking skills, the ability to maintain control under pressure, using professional judgement following Ministry of Health (MOH) policies and local procedures
  • Knowledge of medical terminology an asset
  • Knowledge of ambulance/fire service operations and other emergency service and communication center agencies an asset
  • Keyboarding skills and ability to operate computerized telecommunications and information software
  • Ability to work shift work including days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be willing to participate in on-going training and learning developments as required for the position
  • Reliable attendance record



Please apply through the online application process via

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. First consideration will be given to current internal employees of LWDH.

Qualified applicants may be considered for other comparable positions or within the same classification other than this posted position.

Please prepare your application in accordance with the qualifications posted in the job advertisement. Applications will be screened based on the posted qualifications.

LWDH is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and belongingness in our operations, throughout our workplace, and seeks to employ individuals who are committed to and value these principles.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this responsibility, LWDH will make appropriate accommodations, including alternative formats available. Please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process to ensure your equal participation.

LWDH values the importance of creating a workplace that reflects the population it serves and promotes the representation of the Employment Equity groups as outlined by the Employment Equity Act (1993). Applicants are encouraged to self-declare at the time of application.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807-468-9861 ext. 2393



Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Lake of the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.

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