• 13th May 2024

Job opportunity: Graduate Paramedic - Wellington Free Ambulance


About us

We are proud to be the only paramedic service in Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who are free. It’s great to be part of such a critical valued service for our region.

Taking health care to the patient in the community is predominately what we do.  We are in a time of exciting change as we work together, and with our partners to begin to build an integrated system that gets people the care they really need.

As a Graduate Paramedic you will be required to provide the highest possible standard of patient care in a consistently efficient, effective, and professional manner.

Full training and support is provided, including classroom days, driving training, and a preceptor on the road. Our program is designed to ensure you are confident providing our patients clinical excellence and professionalism in all situations and interactions.

We offer fantastic on the job training and career progression opportunities to move you through the various authorities to practice and grow your career in Paramedicine.

This is a full-time role, and we are seeking applicants who will be available to start with us on August 12, 2024.

Those applicants outside of the Wellington region will be required to attend an online interview.

If you would like to learn more about being Paramedic at Wellington Free Ambulance, please visit Wellington Free Ambulance’s website https://www.wfa.org.nz/

Desired Skills and Experience

Who we are looking for

We are currently looking for Graduate Paramedics to work in both the Wairarapa and Greater Wellington regions. To be successful in this role you will need:

  • To be registered with Te Kaunihera Manapou Paramedic Council (or the ability to)
  • To be prepared to work shift work including days, nights, and weekends
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • The ability to work with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • A current full clean driver’s licence for 2 years with defensive driving course
  • Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine (or have completed by start date)
  • To be up to date with your immunisations or willing to be immunized, including being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • A clean criminal record

What we can offer

  • We are excited to be able to offer multiple shift options to our Paramedics – talk to us to hear more about out shift patterns.
  • Staff benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, annual flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to Boost Employee Benefits
  • Full on-the-job training and fantastic career progression opportunities
  • Great discounts at several supportive businesses across our region
  • Competitive salaries and generous compensation for overtime
  • Ability to earn additional shift pay and allowances on top of base pay
  • Annual reimbursement of your Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)
  • Fulfilment from your work and a sense of pride knowing that you are working for a not-for-profit that is an iconic part of the Greater Wellington and Wairarapa region.

Wellington Free Ambulance is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with a focus on ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion to provide a stronger internal and external culture and to improve our organisational performance. We value and embrace differences in all people and encourage diverse ways of thinking and being.

Find out more and apply here. Applications close 6:00pm NZ time, 29 May 2024.Email Recruitment@wfa.org.nz for more information.

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