Paramedic opportunities in New Zealand

Get visa sponsorship in Wellington Central, Wellington as Paramedic opportunities in New Zealand. Please note that you will have to make your own enquiries with the employer directly.

We are seeking experienced Paramedics to join our frontline teams in Greater Wellington and Wairarapa. Work with the only free Paramedic service in the country, providing top-notch patient care. Join our fantastic team and make a significant difference!

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Paramedic opportunities in New Zealand
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Wellington Central, Wellington
Healthcare & Medical
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We are always on the lookout for experienced Paramedics who are keen to join our frontline teams in the Greater Wellington and Wairarapa regions.

Why join ABC

We are the one and only paramedic service for Wellington and Wairarapa, and the only Paramedic service in the country who are free.

We are proud of the place we hold in our community, and the high-quality, leading-edge patient care that our people deliver every day. As well as emergency paramedic care, we provide patient transfer services; have paramedics who are part of the Life Flight crew and rescue squad, plus operate the 111 clinical communications centre for our region. We respond on average to around 57,000 emergency incidents per year.

We consider ourselves to be the best little ambulance service in the world, with an awesome team around 400 staff and over 80 volunteers who cover from Cook Strait to just north of Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast, and across to Mt Bruce in the Wairarapa. Being this size means when you join you do become part of our whanau and you really do make a huge impact for our community!

What our Paramedics do

Our paramedic crews respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s their job to work quickly and help by providing world-class, compassionate care to our community across Wellington and Wairarapa.

As a Paramedic, you will be required to provide the highest possible standard of patient care in a consistently efficient, effective, and professional manner. This role provides leadership within their assigned authority to practice, ensuring that professionalism and clinical excellence are always modelled and maintained, in all situations and interactions.

We are seeking qualified Paramedics who have previously worked as a Paramedic with an Authority to Practice – whatever experience you have we would welcome your application!

Great news for our overseas applications – Paramedics are now on the Green List here in New Zealand!

What this means for you?

This allows people with job offers to apply under the fast-track Straight to Residence category which can allow applicants to enter New Zealand with residence from the outset. The changes for Healthcare workers will come into effect on 29th of May and Straight To Residence applications for these occupations can be submitted from this date.

We are an Accredited Employer so you will still be able to apply if your stay is likely to be temporary. Read more about this here

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What we can offer

It goes without saying you will get fulfillment from your work and a sense of pride knowing that you are working for a not-for-profit that is an iconic part of the Greater Wellington region. We also have more benefits to joining including:

For those applying outside of New Zealand – we are offering financial assistance up to $5,000 NZD (max) towards your relocation costs

Acknowledging the impacts of shift work, ABC is committed to offering a variety of shift patterns suited to differing needs and ensuring the welfare of staff. This includes a ‘Day Vehicle’ option where shifts are between 8:30 – 16:30, Monday to Sundays (hours capped at 32 per week).

Competitive salary (starting at $37.82 gross hourly rate) and generous compensation for overtime, including leave conditions that provide you with a block of scheduled leave every 3 months

Ability to earn additional shift pay and allowances on top of base pay

Annual reimbursement of your Annual Practicing Certificate (APC)

Our service operations cover 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a Paramedic, the normal rostered cycle is four consecutive shifts on (two-day shifts, followed by two night shifts), followed by four consecutive shifts off. This means you are rostered to work an average of 42 hours per seven days, or 48 hours per eight days.

Staff benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, annual flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to great discounts at several supportive businesses across our region

Note: upon acceptance of offer - having met all employment terms and conditions, reimbursed upon submission of receipts related to relocation to Wellington from outside Greater Wellington region.

Wellington ABC is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with a focus on ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion to provide a stronger internal and external culture. We value and embrace differences in all people and encourage diverse ways of thinking and being.

Next Steps

If you are interested in joining the best little ambulance service in the world, then Press "Apply" now.

Please provide your resume and cover letter and complete the online application form. If you are applying from overseas, please also provide us with a copy of your qualification transcript as well to support your application.

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