We all wish that it was a simple task to impress a prospective employer at an interview. Nope. The task isn’t simple at all!
Most interviews for ambulance driver position are designed to keep the interviewee on his toes and make him sweat. If you want to succeed, do not succumb to the “stage fright” that many of us face during an interview.
Prepare well and you don’t have to worry about freezing during the interview.
Here is a set of interview questions and answers for an ambulance driver position:
What made you want to work at a position with a high degree of stress involved?
My best comes out when I have a challenge in front of me. For each rescue or emergency mission that I go on, I take the challenge seriously. This feeling that I want to help by giving my best is what made me choose this line of work. So the stress is just something comes with the territory.
Do you believe that the work of an ambulance driver is limited to driving the vehicle from destination to destination?
The work of an ambulance driver is definitely not limited to just driving the vehicle. It has more meaning than this. It is the responsibility of an ambulance driver to make sure that supplies and equipment are on order, and to proactively assist EMTs in saving lives and making patients comfortable.
What qualifications do you possess that make you a good asset during an emergent situation?
Nothing can compare to actual experience. Since I have done ambulance runs for over 10 years now, I am capable of being highly useful in an emergent situation. Current BLS certification and extensive experience in providing CPR and First Aid are also reasons why I feel competent to do this job.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest), where would you rate your communication skills?
I would give myself a realistic 9. Since communicating with victims, patients, emergency personnel and dispatchers is all in a day’s work for me, my communication skills have been in action for a long time!
As an ambulance driver, what has been your biggest achievement so far?
On an extremely busy day, I received a call from the dispatcher stating that I will have to attend to an emergency without the help of an EMT. Wasting no time and praying inwardly that I could do it, I rushed to the scene of an accident, successfully managed to rescue a child and his mother from a car crash fire, and got them to hospital in time, saving their lives. I feel that this has been my biggest achievement so far.
How do you keep your feelings from overwhelming you especially during stressful situations such as car wrecks and fire incidents?
Over the years, I have managed to disconnect myself emotionally from the situations around me so that they don’t hamper my work. While I have not disassociated myself completely, I feel that I can handle most distressing situations by involving myself in logistics, rather than giving in to emotional weaknesses.