20 Jun 2022

Full-Time Train to become an ambulance officer

St John – Posted by St JohnAnywhere

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Job Description

Tēnā koe,

Nau mai, haere mai ki te Waka Manaaki Residential EMT Programme.

  • Earn while you learn
  • Build your career in the ambulance service
  • No existing ambulance qualifications required

Following the incredible success of our previous programmes and ongoing growth, St John is excited to offer another fast-track ambulance officer education programme open to the public. As part of this vocational education programme, we will train you to be a full-time frontline ambulance officer alongside a Paramedic, or to be lead clinician on a patient transport vehicle. Once fully trained you will be leading or assisting with the delivery of patient care, driving in emergency and non-emergency conditions, ensuring operational readiness and meeting the urgent and emergency health needs of the people of Aotearoa.

This recruitment is for employment in these areas:

  • Auckland
  • Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti, Lakes
  • Hamilton, Waikato, Waitomo, East Coromandel, Hauraki
  • Hawkes Bay, Horowhenua, Manawatu, Whanganui, Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki.

We will provide the support you need, while helping you to gain industry-recognised qualifications and skills. The programme provides in-house training to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level with around 6 months of training and placements to provide practical experience. Once fully trained, you will hold a New Zealand Certificate in Ambulance Practice and be working as part of a frontline ambulance crew.

Start dates for the training programmes are expected to be 7 November and 12 December 2022.

What do I need to join this programme?

  • The interest and ability to study and gain a Level 5 NZ Diploma in Ambulance Practice in a fast-paced learning environment.
  • Full NZ driving licence and either have held it for at least one year OR have a full licence and have completed an NZTA approved advanced driving course.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good physical fitness and the ability to manage your health and wellbeing in a shift work environment
  • A current level 2 first aid certificate will be required prior to starting the training course. If you do not hold a current first aid certificate, we can assist you to gain this prior to starting the course.

Previous experience in healthcare/social care environment is highly desirable, though not required, as full training will be provided. A passion for the work is the primary requirement. This role will be your first step on a clinical career pathway which could take you on to further opportunities within Paramedicine.

If you are an enthusiastic team player with a strong desire to support those in our community, we would love you to apply!

Please read the FAQs and the position description at the below application link which provides full details of the programme. If you have other questions, please contact Melanie Johnson on melanie.johnson@stjohn.org.nz or call Melanie on 0800 STJOHN x8722 or 0275 435139.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday 10 July 2022.

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles as well as commitment to delivering equitable outcomes in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

Haramai ngā tai o te āniwaniwa, he kāhui rangatira tēnei, he kāhui whakamana tāngata whaimahi, e te iti, e te rahi e.

How to Apply

https://join.stjohn.org.nz/?job=55009MPAPPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday 10 July 2022.

Job Categories: Healthcare / Medical. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 3 days.

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