Recruitment – Operational

Company Application Process

Thank you for taking an interest in joining Medicall Ambulance – Operational.

With a staff of over 150 Practitioners and with bases all across the Country, we are always on the look-out for outstanding individuals at all Pre-Hospital Practitioner Levels.

You can express an interest in joining us by completing our application process.

We can promise you an interesting and challenging time with us.

Do you think you can meet our expectations?

What we expect of you

  • You must have, at minimum, a full Class B driver’s licence with no endorsements and you must have held that licence for a minimum of 2 years.

  • You should be prepared to be involved in heavy lifting and moving of patients, their personal belongings and medical equipment.

  • The demand for Relief Staff is unpredictable by its nature. If you are normally not available for long periods during the working week, or are tied to strict working hours, then you might wish to contact us to discuss your application at this stage – you can contact via email at

  • We ask Relief Staff to commit to two shifts, on average, per month if requested.

  • Full/Part-Time staff work a 40 hour week either in 10 hour X 4 day shifts or 8 hour X 5 day shifts depending upon their Base.

  • Part-time staff wishing to work shorter hours can be facilitated.

  • Overtime, Sundays & Bank Holidays are paid at premium rates. Night shifts are optional.

  • You may be required to drive considerable distances over the course of a shift (e.g., Dublin to Cork and back in a single shift). Any other work/driving responsibilities – including those under the European Working Time Directive – should be borne in mind when considering applying to us. Driver fatigue would obviously be of very serious concern.

  • Obviously, if you are currently working for a competitor as a Practitioner in the private ambulance sector we will require you to sever all connections with that company and undertake not to work for them, or any other competitor, during your time with Medicall.

  • Dispatch Staff are assigned to work on an ambulance as part of their normal roster.

What you can expect of us

  • Access to advanced pre-hospital emergency training and career development opportunities that no other private ambulance service in Ireland can match.  
  • Work practises and a working environment that are the best in the sector.
  • The chance to work with the very best, up-to-date ambulance equipment.
  • Overtime rates, Sunday allowances and subsistence allowances.
  • Experience that will prove invaluable as you seek to progress your career in the front line emergency services whether in Ireland or abroad.
  • Progression to the RSA’s Emergency Services Driving Standard (Level 3) Certification.

Assessment & Selection Stages

Stage 1 (Initial Expression of Interest)

Email us at attaching the following documents:

  • A recent CV/cover letter.
  • Copy of your driver’s licence (front and back)
  • Copy of ESDS or other advance driving course undertaken (optional).
  • Proof of PHECC registration.
Stage 2 (Assessment)
As and when vacancies arise we will contact selected candidates and invite them to Stage 2 (Assessment). This Stage is divided into 4 parts:
  1. An interview, consisting of a general discussion of your career to date, your suitability for employment with the company and your knowledge of the company’s activities and ambulance services generally.
  2. A detailed check of your knowledge of PHECC CPGs applicable to your level of registration including an OSCE Assessment.
  3. A driving assessment.
  4. Validation of all Certifications, PHECC Registration, Garda Vetting Process and Reference Check.
Stage 3 (Induction)
If you are successful at Stage 2, you will be invited to Stage 3 (Induction Programme) which will be run at our Headquarters in Dublin. This normally covers areas such as:
  • familiarisation with company operational policies and procedures.
  • the safe operation of company vehicles and their on-board equipment.
  • infection prevention and control
  • refresher training in manual and patient handling
  • CPG Review
Stage 4 (Probation)
This final Stage consists of a number of days on one of our ambulances, practising under supervision, followed by an ongoing assessment of your suitability for the position over a period of 11 months from the date you commence employment with us either in a permanent or casual / relief capacity.

You will normally be assigned to the base nearest to you by road.