A-896 Medical Technician

A-896 Medical Technician

05 Oct
Canadian Armed Forces

05 Oct

Canadian Armed Forces



By applying for this job offer, you are applying for a military job.

Medical technicians work with medical officers and nursing officers to treat the sick and injured in all kinds of Forces operations in Canada or abroad. They also play a leading role in the prevention of diseases that could affect the operational capability of military members. This trade is also available in the Reserve Force (part time).

Before applying, it is strongly recommended to look at the online descriptive information as well as the video for your selected trade: http://bit.ly/FAC334E3


- Provide initial care for patients
- In trauma cases, provide basic life support treatments

- Prescribe some medications in accordance with their scope of practice
- Provide medical support during environmental operations
- Recover casualties from the point of injury and transport them to a medical facility by wheeled or tracked ambulance, or by air
- Participate in rescues from crashed vehicles, tanks, ships, aircraft and damaged buildings
- Give basic advice on disease prevention, hygiene and sanitation
- Perform specific environmental health and preventive medicine duties
- Collect specimens and perform basic laboratory procedures
- Operate and maintain medical and life-support equipment
- Perform electrocardiograms and audiograms
- Initiate, maintain and distribute medical records, documents, reports and returns
- Maintain, replenish and account for general and medical supplies


In the Regular Force, your work location is not garanteed since you may be asked to work anywhere in Canada. However, if you only want to work in your area, the Reserve Force may be an alternative. Military personnel can be asked to work on atypical schedules. Salary increases according to the rank and experience of the member according to the rates of pay applicable on April 1, 2017. To know more about the rates of pay: http://bit.ly/payratesE.


- Primary Care Paramedic
- Emergency Medical Attendant
- Registered Nursing Assistant
- Licensed practical nurse
- Nurse aide
- Orderly
- Patient service associate
- Allied primary health practitioner
- Assisting occupation in support of health services
- Technical occupation in therapy and assessment


You can apply for this position if you meet at least these conditions:

- To be aged between 16 and 54 years old
- To be a Canadian citizen
- To have completed the requirements for a high school doploma in Canada; OR Have obtained a certificate of equivalence at the secondary level (AENS-TENS); OR Have acquired General Educational Development (GED)
- To have completed at least Math 426 (TS4 or SN4), Secondary III (ST3) or Secondary V (ST5) Biology and Secondary V Chemistry
- To have a valid driver's licence.

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