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Find your calling at Wellington Free Ambulance! Our team is made up of approximately 450 paid staff and volunteers. We have a wide range of volunteer and career opportunities available throughout the region, come join us!

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Looking for a change and want to make a difference in your community? Check out our current vacancies and come and join the team.

If you would like to apply for one of our vacancies, please fill in an application form (download below) and include it with your CV and cover letter.

Wellington Free Ambulance Application Form

Patient Transfer Officer

Wellington Free Ambulance is current seeking applications for permanent part time Patient Transfer Officers.

 18 September 2019

Wellington Free Ambulance is here for the people of Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, and our emergency paramedic service is free. We care for the people who are unexpectedly sick or injured; we transfer patients, and provide medic support at events. By joining us you’d be making a big difference for the people we help, and for your community.

Wellington Free Ambulance is recruiting for Patient Transfer Officers. A patient transfer officer is responsible for non-emergency transport, hospital transfers, outpatient appointments and specialised patient transfers. Employment is offered on a permanent part time basis with shifts rostered Monday to Sunday between 6am to 11pm. The ideal candidates must be available to work weekends and weeknights as this is when the majority of allocated shifts are available in 3 hour blocks, with scope to fill further shifts though out the week.  

We are seeking applicants who:

  • Enjoy creating a great patient experience.
  • Like working with people.
  • Have no criminal convictions, previous or pending.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Have the physical fitness required for the role.
  • Strong customer service skills

Requirements for the role:

  • Current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate or the ability to obtain certificate prior to training
  • Defensive Driving Certificate or the ability to obtain certificate prior to training
  • The ability to work evenings and both days of the weekend
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence, held for at least 3 years.

Interviews will be held on Friday 4 October and the start date for the role will be Wednesday 30 October.

Initial training will run from Wednesday 30 October to Tuesday 5 November and is full time - initial training will not run on the weekend. 

If you are looking to join a great organisation, please visit our website and fill in an application form and send this through with your cover letter and CV to Mirko Tojaga at recruitment@wfa.org.nz

Applications close: 26 September 2019

Ambulance Officer

All ATP's - Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Intensive Care Paramedic, Extended Care Paramedic and Clinical Paramedic Advisor

 18 April 2019

Kia ora te tangata. Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) is the one and only emergency ambulance service for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa. We provide high quality leading edge patient care to all people in emergency medical and trauma situations, prehospital and treat-at-home care, and rescue and transport services. We respond to approximately 130 incidents every day, and we are the only free service in the country.

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 Emergency Medical Technician Authority To Practice or higher
  • A minimum of 1 year full time recent frontline emergency ambulance experience
  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or finishing this calendar year) or currently or recently employed as a permanent ambulance officer for 3+ years
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s license
  • The ability to work a 24 hour rostered and rotating shift cycle, including night shifts

If you are looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference to a critical emergency service and deliver value to the business and the people we serve, please fill out the application form available on our website and send along with your covering letter and CV to recruitment@wfa.org.nz

Ambulance Officer - Wairarapa based

ATP's - Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Intensive Care Paramedic

 18 April 2019

Kia ora te tangata. Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) is the one and only emergency ambulance service for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa. We provide high quality leading edge patient care to all people in emergency medical and trauma situations, prehospital and treat-at-home care, and rescue and transport services. We respond to approximately 130 incidents every day, and we are the only free service in the country.

By joining Wellington Free Ambulance, you’re helping to deliver world class health care to your community.  We offer a culturally diverse workplace where your values and strengths with people will be supported.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • An Emergency Medical Technician Authority To Practice or higher
  • A minimum of 1 year fulltime recent frontline emergency ambulance experience
  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (or finishing this calendar year) or currently or recently employed as a permanent ambulance officer for 3+ years
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s license
  • The ability to work a 24 hour rostered and rotating shift cycle, including night shifts

If you are looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference to a critical emergency service and deliver value to the business and the people we serve,  please fill out the application form available on our website and send along with your covering letter and CV to recruitment@wfa.org.nz

Graduate Intern Ambulance Officer

Wellington Free Ambulance is currently seeking applicants for its one year Graduate Intern programme.

This highly competitive Graduate programme provides a great opportunity for graduates of a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine to gain on-the-job experience. This program will provide a structured on-the-job supported learning environment to enable you to develop independent practice.

We are seeking applicants who have:

  • A New Zealand Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) degree or overseas equivalent (must have successfully completed and passed final exams before December 2019)
  • A full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence;
  • No criminal convictions, previous or pending;
  • A high standard of physical fitness, as this is essential for the role;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • The ability to work a rostered and rotating shift cycle including night shifts.

WFA will now be accepting Graduate applications all year. We will be running four Graduate intakes throughout the year.

National and International shortlisted applicants must be available to be in Wellington for the assessment centre dates pertaining to the intake you are accepted into. You will only be required to attend one day.

International applicants must be available for a 30 minute phone interview pertaining to the intake you are accepted into.

New Zealand-based Applicants   International Applicants
Winter Intake   Winter Intake
Cut off date 22 Feb 2019   Cut off date 22 Feb 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Mar 2019   Skype screening 27 Feb – 1 Mar 2019
      Assessment centre 25-27 Mar 2019
Spring Intake   Spring Intake
Cut off date 23 May 2019   Cut off date 23 May 2019 (2 June for NZ Applicants)
Assessment centre 26-28 Jun 2019   Skype screening 29-31 May
      Assessment centre 26-28 Jun 2019
Summer Intake   Summer Intake
Cut off date 22 Aug 2019   Cut off date 22 Aug 2019
Assessment centre 25-27 Sep 2019   Skype screening 28-30 Aug 2019
      Assessment centre 25-27 Sep 2019

Third year students graduating this year can apply anytime from the Spring intake. Employment will be conditional on successfully passing the degree program.

If you are looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference to a critical emergency service and deliver value to the business and the people we serve,  please fill out the application form available on our website and send along with your covering letter and CV to recruitment@wfa.org.nz

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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
  • Be fully informed
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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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