Director, Paramedicine

Job Details
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Department: Ambulance Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function:
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Various
Reference: VG/1795826
Closing Date: 18-Jun-2024
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Director Paramedicine (PD1047).pdf (PDF, 303KB)


Position Details

At Ambulance Victoria (AV) we are proud to share our commitment to save and improve lives by providing outstanding care for our patients. It is our promise to every patient and sits at the heart of everything we do. No matter what role you play in delivering our critical services to the Victorian public, you join an organisation dedicated to bringing a vision of ‘Outstanding emergency health care every time' to life. 

About the role

Ambulance Victoria is currently seeking a suitably experienced paramedic for the position of Director, Paramedicine.

A newly created position reporting to and working closely alongside the Medical Director, the Director, Paramedicine will be a critical appointment here at AV with the position instrumental in the provision of the highest quality patient care through expert clinical advice, leadership, and policy development, enabling AV to develop depth in clinical leadership throughout the organisation.

With an ability to effectively work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, this position will support AV to deliver the highest standard of clinical care, and will be critical to:-

  • Building key relationships with key stakeholders, including health service partners, professional colleagues and academic partners, to foster a shared ethos of research and education to deliver high-quality, evidence-based pre-hospital care.
  • Provision of paramedical leadership at the highest level in the organisation, in order to meet AV's strategic and operational requirements, whilst driving forward the development of paramedic practice.
  • Supporting the Office of the Medical Director in ensuring that all AV clinical systems, processes, and guidance are fit for purpose.
  • Ensuring systems are in place across AV for clinical leadership including clinical expertise, clinical supervision, mentoring and continued professional development.
  • Positioning AV in the health and emergency service systems as experts in delivery of patient-focussed emergency/pre-hospital healthcare to the Victorian community.
  • Providing open and effective leadership to build a high-performance, collaborative culture that fosters continuous improvement and professional development.
  • Leading and contributing to a safe, lawful, and respectful workplace culture through the modelling of ethical and positive behaviours consistent with the AV values. 

About you

Suited to a highly motivated and strategic individual, the successful applicant will possess:

  • Current AHPRA registration as a Paramedic with extensive clinical experience
  • Significant relevant and current clinical practice with clinical experience in emergency care.
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification in leadership, education or research
  • A high level of leadership and mentoring experience, with significant success across areas of clinical expertise, education, and improvement.
  • Previous experience in and the ability to contribute to the delivery of high level, quality education and training; including the ability to identify clinical education needs and training or development opportunities.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships and influence, negotiate, and generate engagement with a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally.

This position will be a permanent part-time position (FTE 0.5) with the understanding that the successful applicant will maintain currency and relevance as a practicing paramedic alongside the role. For individuals seeking to maintain clinical practice as a paramedic at AV (up to full-time), there will be the opportunity to work in a paramedic operational position up to 0.5 FTE. Options around a dual appointment will be discussed with the preferred applicant and will be based on individual circumstances.

Hybrid working options are available however it is essential that the successful applicant maintains a presence across the state.

Working at AV 

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance. Although there will be a requirement to maintain a presence at Headquarters, flexible working arrangements are available and will be discussed with the successful candidate. We offer salary packaging options, generous personal leave entitlements, accrued days off for full time roles, and other benefits including free on-site parking.

We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our people's skills and abilities and whether our staffing reflects the diversity of the Victorian community.  If you're ready to play an integral role and deliver results that help make a real difference, we want to hear from you!

Successful applicants will need to have received the mandated COVID-19 vaccinations and be willing to complete pre-employment screening including a Police Check.

By applying for this position with Ambulance Victoria, you agree to undertake an assessment of any Secondary Employment or outside interests, in line with AV's Secondary Employment procedure. This is required to ensure there is no perceived or actual conflict of interest for AV should you be successful and commence in the role.

How to apply 

See ‘Applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria' on our careers page. For any queries, please contact Danielle Bourke, Lead Recruitment and Selection – 0417 374 824 or via email

  • Your application will form an integral part of the selection process and should be of a high quality including:

    • A covering letter
    • A resume
    • A statement (maximum one page) advising on
      • Your interest in the position
      • How your skills and experience to date would set you up for success in this position
      • What you anticipate your impact will be in the position
  • Please note, as we have requested a statement as above, key selection criteria is not required. 

We request that your application for the Director, Paramedicine is forwarded by 11.59pm AEST Tuesday 18 June 2024 by clicking on ‘apply online'.

Applications must be submitted via the AV Careers Centre website to be considered.


At all levels of our organisation, a diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to deliver Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for our people.

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