• 14th Mar 2023

Job Opportunity: Graduate Paramedic Intern 2024 - NSW Ambulance

Graduate Paramedic Intern 2024 - Metropolitan and Regional NSW - NSW Ambulance

NSW Ambulance provides essential health services to the people of NSW relieving suffering through out-of-hospital care. From the traditional emergency response, getting medical help to patients with serious or life-threatening injuries or trauma, through to connecting patients who do not need an emergency response with the most appropriate health provider.

NSW Ambulance provides excellence in care and makes sure patients get the right care, at the right time, at the right place. Employing over 6,000 staff across 300 metropolitan and regional locations, the organisation operates in a diverse range of scenarios and geographical locations 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to provide a critical health service to the community.

As part of the NSW Government's 2022-23 Budget, NSW Ambulance will receive a $1.76 billion boost over the next four years. This will fund 2,128 staff and open 30 more stations. These enhancements will target the busiest areas, some of which have been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and substantial increases in the volume of Triple Zero (000) calls.

What you'll be doing

Develop, skills and attributes through training, education and work experience resulting in the ability to provide front line out of hospital care, medical retrieval and health related transport for sick and injured people in an emergency and non-emergency setting, accurately assessing and documenting patients’ health and medical needs to determine and implement appropriate paramedical care in line with Ambulance policies and procedures. Paramedics are required to work shifts and are rostered according to demand to provide coverage and service delivery to the community of New South Wales 365 days a year on a 24 hour basis.

Paramedics are first contact clinical care service providers delivering advanced, out-of-hospital, emergency and non-emergency care and specialist transport services. Paramedics work collaboratively with other NSW Ambulance clinical care providers and specialists and other health care and emergency services to provide quality, appropriate, and patient centered care to the public.

Paramedics respond to emergency and non-emergency calls, making significant clinical decisions which may include transporting patients to hospital, as well as utilizing alternative referral pathways to ensure the right treatment is afforded to patients in varied and often complex environments.

Paramedics work collaboratively with other NSW Ambulance clinical care providers, specialists, other health care providers and emergency services to provide quality, patient centered care to the public of NSW.

Salary and Benefits

The base wage for a full time Graduate Paramedic is $69,877 p.a. (plus award pay rise in July each year: the 10.5% employers’ contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading). In addition, you will also receive:

  • The ability to work with one of the largest Ambulance Services in the world
  • Shift Penalty payments
  • 6 weeks annual leave – paid at 8 weeks’ pay
  • Fully paid 6 week induction training
  • Uniform
  • Generous Salary Packaging options
  • Rural health incentives and transfer benefits (apply to some stations)
  • Access to fitness passport
  • Access to flexible roster pattern
  • Potential to transfer to different locations (conditions apply)
  • A rich diversity of career experiences across regional and/or metropolitan NSW

To be successful in this role, you must:

  • Be a recent graduate or in your final year of an undergraduate qualification in Paramedicine recognised by the Paramedicine Board of Australia.
  • Be in possession of an Unrestricted NSW Driver Licence (or interstate equivalent) and have a good driving history, with the ability to gain a Light Rigid Driver Licence prior to appointment
  • Successfully complete a National Criminal Record Check, Working With Children Check (for paid employment) and Medical Assessment set for this role
  • Hold an Australian / New Zealand citizenship or Permanent Residency in Australia
  • Hold and maintain Paramedic registration through AHPRA prior to appointment
  • Be available to work within a 24 hour rotating roster including shift work, weekends and public holidays (rostered weekend, public holiday and night shift work may be required).
  • Be physically and medically fit and be able to meet the requirements of the NSW Ambulance Paramedic Health Standard.

Find out more and apply. Applications close Sunday 2 April, 2023.

Disclaimer: The above material is provided by the employer and the College is not responsible for any inaccuracies. For any queries about the position please contact the advertised employer.

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