Ambulance Officer
St. John's Medical Center
Whangarei , New Zealand
16d ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Intensive Care Paramedic to join our Red Watch team in Northland. This is a secondment / fixed term position until May 2019 and will be 50% flight and 50% road based until November 2018 and then depending on NASO review outcomes may potentially be just road based for the remainder of the secondment / fixed term.

We offer a dynamic clinical team with forward thinking clinicians and the opportunity to work with a highly regarded rescue helicopter service in a unique and challenging environment.

Your role will involve :

  • Delivery of outstanding professional patient care.
  • Playing an active role in the training, coaching and mentoring of staff.
  • Providing a high level of contribution to the territory through allocated portfolios and tasks.
  • Complying with all policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Skills & Experience Requirements :

  • Current St John Authority to Practice (ATP) at ICP, with preference given to those with a minimum of 2 years experience working at this level.
  • A genuine interest in working within all aspects of our flight operations
  • An excellent operational and clinical performance record to date
  • Committed to on-going professional and personal development
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have good physical fitness and the ability to attempt the land based fitness test (further information below)
  • Technology / device savvy
  • Demonstrated behaviours that align with St John's core values - Do the right thing, Side by side, Straight up, Make it better, Open minds
  • Components of the land based test will be as follows :

  • Warm up
  • Pack walk : 8km with a 10kg back pack, within 1hr 25mins - this is carried out over uneven and steep terrain.
  • Press ups : 21 continuous reps to 1 cm above the ground
  • Sit ups : 30 continuous with feet weighted down, elbows to knees at the top
  • Manikin drag : 200m manikin drag (85kg) within 4 minutes
  • Although not evaluated as part of the assessment, it is expected that applicants should be able confidently swim 4 x 25m (100m) continuous freestyle in the swimming pool and be able to tread water for 10 minutes.

    If you are keen to be challenged, grow as a clinician and step outside your comfort zone then this job might be for you.

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