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Current vacancies

Looking for a change and want to make a difference in your community? Find your calling at Wellington Free Ambulance!

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We have a wide range of volunteer and career opportunities available throughout the region, check out our current vacancies below and come join the team!

If you would like to apply for any of the opportunities below, please fill in an application form and send it to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.

Ambulance Officer (All ATPs)

We are looking new recruits across all ATP levels to join the team.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • An Authority to Practice at one or more of the following: Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Intensive Care Paramedic, Extended Care Paramedic (community medicine), Clinical Paramedic Advisor (over the phone).
  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or completing in the year of application)
  • Currently or recently employed as a permanent ambulance officer for 3+ years
  • A full New Zealand driver’s licence, and no criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • The ability to work fulltime on a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Wellington Free accepts applications all year round however, we run four intakes throughout the year. 
Ambulance Officer – All ATPs intakes
Please note: International applicants must be available for a phone interview during the dates indicated. National and international shortlisted applicants must also be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates indicated. You will only be required to attend one day. 

If you are seeking a career in emergency service and ambulance sector, we would love to hear from you.

By joining our team, you’d be making a big difference for the people you help, and for your community. 

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.

Graduate Internship

We are currently seeking applicants for our one year Graduate Internship programme.

This highly sought after programme provides a great opportunity for graduates of a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine to gain on-the-job experience alongside a dedicated preceptor.

The programme provides a structured and supported learning environment to enable you to develop independent skills to gain an Authority to Practice (ATP) as an Emergency Medical Technician.

After one year of consolidation all staff are able to apply for the Paramedic ATP.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or completing in the year of application)
  • A full New Zealand driver’s licence, and no criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • The ability to work full time on a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Wellington Free accepts applications all year round however, we run four graduate intakes throughout the year. 

Graduate Intern Ambulance Officer intakes

Please note: International applicants must be available for a phone interview during the dates indicated. National and international shortlisted applicants must also be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates indicated. You will only be required to attend one day.

*Third year students graduating in 2020 can apply anytime from the Winter intake. Employment will be conditional on successfully passing the degree programme.

If you are seeking a career in emergency service and ambulance sector, we would love to hear from you.

By joining our team, you’d be making a big difference for the people you help, and for your community. 

If this sounds like you, please fill out the application form available at the top of this page and return to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.

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Your Rights

As our patient, and under the Health and Disability Commissioner’s Code of Rights, you have the right to:

  • Be treated with respect
  • Be fully informed
  • Freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment and exploitation
  • dignity and independence
  • Services of an appropriate standard
  • Effective communication
  • Be fully informed
  • Make an informed choice and give informed consent
  • Support
  • Respect of teaching or research
  • Complain

If we don’t respect these, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to put it right.


Support in the process

If you need support or help with making a complaint, you can contact the office of the Health and Disability Commissioner and ask for an advocate.

www.hdc.org.nz
0800 555 050

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