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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 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.

Clinical Education Co-ordinator

We are currently looking for a motivated and committed individual to join our Clinical Education Team at Wellington Free Ambulance.

As the Clinical Education Co-ordinator you will be responsible for providing effective and efficient administrative support to enable our Clinical Educators to offer quality training to both internal and external stakeholders.

Other responsibilities will include co-ordinating and reporting training, managing the organisations Learning Management System, assisting the Clinical Educators as needed, and general administration for the team.

To be considered for this role you must be:

  • Self-motivated with an interest in process improvement
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite 
  • Have well-developed organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
  • Demonstrate outstanding attention to detail 
  • Have excellent communication and customer service skills

You must also not have any criminal convictions, previous or pending.

This role is a permanent full-time position (40 hours per week) based at our Thorndon-based ambulance station and head office.

If you are seeking a career in the learning and development 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 it to recruitment@wfa.org.nz along with your CV and cover letter.

Applications close: Thursday 6 February 2020, 5pm.

Emergency Medical Call Taker

We are currently seeking Emergency Medical Call Takers (EMCT) to join their critical team providing lifesaving advice and assistance.

Our very busy Clinical Communications Centre is responsible for the answering of 111 calls from around the country, as well as non-urgent calls from across our region.

But this isn’t your average call centre role which is why we need above average people. You’ll be the voice of Wellington Free Ambulance dealing with people who need our help.

Becoming an EMCT means taking on a great responsibility as you'll be offering support and talking to people in crisis situations every day. It can be an extremely challenging role but also an extremely rewarding one.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • Proficient computer literacy and good typing speed – these will be tested
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • The ability to remain calm and professional when under pressure
  • Effective listening and communication skills
  • The maturity to be able to handle callers who are emotionally distressed
  • No criminal convictions, previous or pending
  • The ability to work a 24/7 rostered and rotating shift cycle (12 hour shifts)
  • A current first aid certificate or an intention to get one. 

Previous call centre and/or customer service experience would be an advantage. 

If you are seeking a career in emergency call taking, 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. 

We also offer a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace along with comprehensive training and competitive pay.

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.

Applications close: 5 February 2020, 5pm. 

Please note: All applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted as soon as possible. Shortlisted applicants will need to attend an assessment day on Friday 14 February 2020.

Ambulance Officer

All ATPs - Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Intensive Care Paramedic, Extended Care Paramedic and Clinical Paramedic Advisor

By joining Wellington Free Ambulance, you’re helping to deliver world class health care to your community. 

We offer a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace where your values and strengths with people will be supported. 

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
  • The ability to work fulltime on a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Wellington Free accepts applications all year round however will 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 looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference in the emergency service sector and deliver value to the people we serve, we'd love to hear from you.

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 Intern Ambulance Officer

We are currently seeking applicants for its one year Graduate Intern 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.

This programme will provide 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
  • The ability to work full time on a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts

Wellington Free accepts applications all year round however will 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 looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference in the emergency service sector and deliver value to the people we serve, we'd love to hear from you.

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

  • Be treated with respect
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  • Freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment and exploitation
  • dignity and independence
  • Services of an appropriate standard
  • Effective communication
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  • 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.


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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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