Paramedic Interview Questions

"Paramedics play a crucial role in saving lives through their medical, judgement, and time management skills. To be considered for employment, candidates must first be certified by state. Interviewers will be interested in hearing what compels you to work in emergency medical services, your knowledge of protocol, and how you handle difficult situations. In addition, you may be tested on how you prioritize patients when there are too many cases at once. To show that you are the ideal candidate, emphasize that you are highly motivated and can operate until stressful situations."

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Southwest Ambulance
Paramedic was asked...September 7, 2012

Trick question about getting dual assignments in a mass casualty situation.

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Treat the patient who has the most likely chance of survival with the least amount of care Less

That would not be fair for me to say.

Paramedic was asked...September 2, 2012

If your supervisor gives you a direct order that you know is against company policy how do you handle the situation?

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Contact Operations manager and Ethics Confidential Hotline

Rural/Metro South
Paramedic was asked...December 11, 2012

why do you want to work in ems

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to help people, do not answer "because i am an adrenalin junky"

"There are many risks involved with the fire service, entrapment, suffocation, severe burns, even exposure to communicable diseases that may affect your family. Tell us why you are willing to risk your life and the lives of your loved ones to assist people you have never met before."

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-I'm aware of and understand the risks, but I know that through training and following proper protocols (such as wearing appropriate safety gear and PPE) that the risk level can be reduced to a reasonable level. I'm willing to take that reasonable risk because it is a small fraction of a percent of the population that enters this line of work. If people like me don't step up, who will? Less

CSL Plasma
Paramedic was asked...February 21, 2015

Why do you want to get "out of the field?"

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Into the Medical field with my experiences to help make a difference for people in the most helpful way. This is the best way to do good for people. I want to own knowing I am doing the best. Less

Different in my life learning new thing in the Medical field

Learn in thing in the medical world is going to be an experience for me and my family Less

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Basic, but asked in front of everyone.

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What is the office number

May I help you

Sir madm please let me know if I help you?

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Acadian Ambulance Service
Paramedic was asked...October 16, 2017

When did you graduate?

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I'm curious to know, if HR or maybe an Operations Director asked this question, and if that person was in reference to graduation from High School? Or from your Paramedic program? In EITHER context, BOTH answers to that particular inquery would clearly be presented to that person on the resumé in hand. With the only exception being that both parties POSSIBLY attended the same Paramedic Program or College. Otherwise, personally, that question would raise a BIG RED FLAG, and could be concern for a possible "age discrimination" situation... Just my 2¢. Less

^^^^ Just to clarify, I have never interviewed with this company before, I just felt that question to be "a bit off"... Thanks Less

Acute Medical Services
Paramedic was asked...February 17, 2019

Would you be willing to be put on salary?

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If the number was right

This happens when they want you to work more than 48hrs/week without being paid overtime Less

Air Methods

Can you meet the weight requirements?

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Absolutely! Only 10 pounds over my High School wrestling weight...

Currently at 250 lbs and cutting weight. I have lost over 50 lbs at this point.


What would you do if a donor came in to donate two days early because he/she had a hungry child at home and needed the money to feed?

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Do not break company protocol.

I'd kindly explain to the donor that the facilities policies and protocols are in place for the DONOR'S safety and health well-being, and advise that Donor of the most soonest date it would be safe to take his/her donation. I'd also take a few moments to do a quick browser search (if I didn't already have printed material on hand as I usually have had in the past) to refer that Donor to a local food pantry or charitable organization for short term EMERGENCY assistance to acquire FOOD. Less

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