Making the decision to join our Graduate Student Ambulance Officer program will be one of the most important career decisions you ever make. Starting on the pathway to becoming a Paramedic is an extremely challenging, yet highly rewarding decision.
St John Paramedics respond promptly and efficiently to all ambulance calls, provide pre-hospital ambulance care for the sick and injured and transport patients to and from medical facilities – while constantly monitoring the patients’ condition at all times.
Some of the duties and responsibilities of the role include:
- Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, health professionals, and members of the public and other emergency services to ensure the best possible care for the patient is achieved
- Interact effectively as part of the ambulance crew, with other ambulance crews and other emergency services to ensure the delivery of patient care is optimised
- Complete Patient Care records and other reports as necessary and with a high level of care and accuracy
Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge required:
- Bachelor Degree of Health Science – Major in Paramedicine or equivalent
- Current unrestricted ‘C’ or ‘CA’ class driver’s license with no more than 6 demerit points
- Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003)
- Ability to work effectively within a team environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Resilience and self-confidence
There are many opportunities within St John to gain experience in different areas of the organisation.
Paramedics may be eligible to apply for the following roles:
- Front-line Leadership positions
- Community Paramedic
- Clinical Support Paramedic
- Critical Care Paramedic
- Station Manager
- Training and on-road tutoring