Police Ambulance Clinician Early

$109,929 - $121,855 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 04 Aug, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Intensive Care Paramedic 2
Salary: $109,929 - $121,855 (plus penalties) plus superannuation
Position No: 31866, several
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 August 2022
Contact Officer: Megan Davis on Megan.Davis@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 5873

Details: The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) invites suitably qualified ACTAS staff to apply for an exciting opportunity to work in a multi-jurisdictional team providing care to people presenting with acute mental health episodes in the community.

Police, Ambulance, Clinician Early Response (PACER) is an initiative which focuses on paramedic, police and mental health professionals working together to achieve better outcomes for mental health consumers. The paramedic will be required to perform a physical assessment of the patient to inform decision making concerning the assessment, treatment and care of people suffering acute mental health episodes.

Currently two PACER crews per day are in operation and the successful applicants would work across both PACER crews. Current trained PACER paramedics do not need to reapply.

Successful applicants will commence shift at Ambulance and Police stations located in Belconnen and Dickson. Successful applicants will be expected to work shift work which includes day shifts and evening shifts. It will be expected that successful applicants need to be flexible around working hours and may be required to change blocks at short notice to assist with rostering. Successful applicants will be required to participate in specific training to undertake the role. Following completion of training, successful applicants will be eligible to participate in a rolling roster of PACER shifts which are renumerated at the relevant Level 2 rates while working as part of the PACER team.

To be successful in this role, applicants will need to have strong interpersonal skills, be willing to work in a multi-disciplinary team, be able to work autonomously as a paramedic, be passionate about patient care, and have an interest and understanding of mental health care, particularly in acute presentations.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

  • Registered as a paramedic with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current ACT Ambulance Service paramedic is essential.
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s licence as a minimum.
  • Be prepared to undertake and successfully obtain a Commonwealth NV-1 security clearance to be able to work with ACT Policing (AFP).

Notes: These are temporary positions available immediately, subject to successful completion of the PACER training, for 12 months with the possibility of permanency. These positions will be filled at Ambulance Paramedic Level 2 OR Intensive Care Paramedic Level 2 depending on clinical scope. These positions depend on a rolling roster as required and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata for PACER shifts worked. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. These positions are available to internal ACTAS paramedics only as an ACTAS Authority to Practice as a Paramedic is required. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months.

How to apply: Please provide a one-page pitch, answering the two target questions below by reflecting on your experience and personal strengths:

  1. PACER involves the team working as a cohesive unit to achieve optimal patient outcomes, often in complex circumstances. Describe a situation where you have needed to work with agencies external to ACTAS to problem solve, adapt, and work as a team to achieve the best outcome for a patient. Ensure you capture what happened, what you did and what the outcome was.
  2. Leadership applies to everyone. As a senior leader of a community service frontline workforce, and considering the ACTAS Leadership Framework, what are the leadership qualities and skills you will demonstrate?  Please provide an example of these in practice.

See the attached Position Description for further information about the role.

Please provide a curriculum vitae and the names of two suitable people as referees. There is an expectation that a multi-agency interview will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Applications should be submitted directly via the Apply Now button below.


These are temporary positions available immediately, subject to successful completion of the PACER training, for 12 months with the possibility of permanency.

Job Closing Date

17 Aug, 2022