Ambulance Careers with St John

An exciting opportunity to be at the centre of the action as a trusted and respected figure in the Territory.

Ambulance Careers with St John Ambulance NT

Ambulance Careers with St John

Joining St John Ambulance as a paramedic is not only a chance to be part of a highly skilled workforce, but also an opportunity to provide a vital service and make a positive difference in the lives of others. We offer a variety of exciting career opportunities available in the ambulance service, including:

  • Graduate Paramedic
  • Qualified Paramedic
  • Patient Transport
  • Communications

In addition to the above positions, opportunities may arise in other areas e.g. the Paramedic Training College. To view current vacancies within St John please click here

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Download the Graduate Intern Paramedic Application Kit

Graduate Paramedics

St John Ambulance NT offers eligible applicants the opportunity to gain an Authority to Practice as a Qualified Paramedic. The program is designed to equip graduates with practical skills and on-road experience and build on the underpinning knowledge gained during study.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must hold a Bachelor of Paramedical Science (or recognised equivalent) degree from a Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) approved tertiary institution. Graduate intakes will be advertised on our current vacancies page.

To view a list of CAA approved courses, click here.

Download the Graduate Paramedic Intern Application Kit

Download the Functional Capacity Evaluation

CLICK HERE to register your interest in a Graduate Paramedics internship.

Qualified Paramedics

Our paramedics are among the best and we are building on that proud tradition to be the leading provider of first aid and related services in Australia. Individual commitment and hard work are two qualities essential in all our paramedics.

Paramedics are often one of the first healthcare professionals on the scene of any accident or medical emergency. They are usually one of a two-person ambulance crew. The prime objective for a Paramedic Officer is the efficient and competent treatment and transportation of the sick and injured, within the scope of the Officer’s training and experience. It involves daily contact with people in crisis.

When they arrive at the scene, Paramedics will assess the patient's condition and take potentially life-saving decisions about any treatment needed before the patient is transferred to hospital.

If you hold a current Authority to Practice as a Paramedic with an Australian State or Territory Ambulance Service, you are eligible to apply for vacant Qualified Paramedic positions with St John NT. Please see our Current Vacancies page for details of available opportunities.


Careers in St John Ambulance NT communication centres offer challenging work in a fast paced environment. St John has centres located in Darwin and Alice Springs that operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

More than the calm and reassuring voice on the other end of the phone, the Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) is the first point of contact in life and death situations, providing vital information to paramedic crews and hospitals.

An EMD needs to ensure the efficient and effective call taking and dispatch of all ambulance vehicles under their control, to meet all ambulance transport requirements utilising all call taking, dispatching and data recording procedures appropriately and expertly.

EMD vacancies will be posted on our Current Vacancies page.

Patient Transport Officer

It takes a special person to become a Patient Transport Officer with St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc. Becoming a Patient Transport Officer will provide a rewarding and fulfilling career that allows you to deliver a valuable service to many people throughout the Northern Territory. This role requires compassion and community spirit and a desire to help others in need. You will provide safe patient transport of medically stable patients who require care and observation during transport from healthcare facilities, clinics and private residences.

Essential characteristics of a Patient Transport Officer include:

  • Good communications skills
  • Team player
  • Fit and healthy
  • Ability to work under pressure

In addition to its every day challenges, being a Patient Transport Officer is incredibly rewarding. St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc. Patient Transport Officers enjoy:

  • Professional Development
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Flexibility of shift work
  • Job satisfaction through working in your community
  • Working in a supportive team environment

Download the application/information pack

Download the Functional Capacity Evaluation

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