• 20th Sep 2022

Job opportunity: ACT Ambulance Service Paramedic


About the Australian Capital Territory Ambulance Service (ACTAS)

ACTAS is responsible for providing emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to the ACT community. Our emergency operations comprise Graduate Paramedic Interns, Ambulance Paramedics and Intensive Care Paramedics who consistently achieve exceptionally high patient satisfaction scores. As part of the ACT Emergency Services Agency we work closely with the other emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ACTAS operates a modern fleet of emergency ambulances, non-emergency patient transport vehicles and a range of specialist assets including 4WD, single response and multi-purpose vehicles. In addition to our ground vehicles, ACTAS also provides Intensive Care Paramedics to the SouthCare Toll rescue helicopter. Each month ACTAS attends to in excess of 5,000 incidents in the ACT region.

The location:

Well serviced by major shopping precincts, universities, sporting centres and an international airport, the Canberra region has everything that you need for you and your family to make yourselves at home. More than half of the ACT is protected as a nature reserve meaning that bushwalks, mountain bike trails, waterfalls, rivers and spectacular lookouts are all within easy reach of the CBD. Want to venture further afield? The hustle and bustle of Sydney, the tranquillity of the NSW south coast or the excitement of the snow country are all within easy driving distance. More information on the region can be found at https://visitcanberra.com.au/.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

We welcome people with experience from the community, public and private sectors able to meet the physical and aptitude capability requirements of this role. We believe the more diverse our knowledge base is, the better our results will be.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, a veteran, identify as LGBTIQ, or if you bring the life experience of a culturally and linguistically different background, we are especially welcoming of your application.

Eligibility/Requirements

The role:

ACTAS is seeking applications from experienced paramedics to join the service in the position of Ambulance Paramedic (Lateral).

To be successful in your application you will:

  • Be a registered paramedic with Ahpra (or eligible to obtain registration),
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 12 months as a qualified paramedic (i.e. 12 months of unsupervised practice after achieving an Authority to Practice),
  • Be capable of assimilating into ACTAS (with due acknowledgement of your prior experience),
  • Be a team player capable of embracing the ACTAS leadership framework, and
  • Meet all criteria stated in the respective Position Description.

Notes: A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months.

Applications close 23 September 2022.

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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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