Paramedic Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Paramedic interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What drew you to emergency medicine?

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List of 30 Paramedic Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What drew you to emergency medicine?

  2. 2.

    What motivates you personally to be the best that you can be on the job?

  3. 3.

    What do you like to do in your spare time?

  4. 4.

    You are the first on scene of a major injury vehicle accident with three critical patients. How do you react to each patient before additional help arrives?

  5. 5.

    How do you resolve conflict with co-workers?

  6. 6.

    How do you handle situations that could cause you to be tardy or absent?

  7. 7.

    How would you intervene with a frantic relative who is grieving over the injury of a child?

  8. 8.

    How do you fill downtime in this job?

  9. 9.

    How do you build relationships when you join a new team?

  10. 10.

    Talk about a time when you had to think on your feet and make a split second decision. What was the situation and what was the outcome?

  11. 11.

    Talk about a time that you had to deal with a difficult person while on the job as a paramedic. What made the situation difficult and how did you handle it?

  12. 12.

    How would you handle a situation where a patient has expired, and you have to cover their body and wheel them into the ambulance while a crowd of people watch?

  13. 13.

    24/7 operations are like relay races where you take the baton, run with it and then pass it on smoothly. How do you make a seamless transition at shift change?

  14. 14.

    Tell me in detail how you remain calm during a crisis?

  15. 15.

    Tell me about a mistake you made at work. How did you handle it?

  16. 16.

    How do you handle death in this job?

  17. 17.

    Have you ever lost a patient en route to the hospital? What happened?

  18. 18.

    What are a few characteristics you think a paramedic needs to have?

  19. 19.

    Have you ever suggested an improvement that was put into practice in the prehospital care field?

  20. 20.

    How would you handle a shift when four emergency calls are made within a two hour time?

  21. 21.

    Are you available to work night shifts?

  22. 22.

    What are your career goals?

  23. 23.

    How are your administrative skills as they pertain to being a paramedic?

  24. 24.

    Tell me about your experience working in teams.

  25. 25.

    What led you to choose to train as a paramedic?

  26. 26.

    Talk about the importance of improving your skills as a paramedic and how have you done so recently?

  27. 27.

    How would you treat a broken bone at the scene of an accident?

  28. 28.

    How would you rate your driving skills in harsh conditions and do you have experience doing so? As well, do you have any driving incidents on your record?

  29. 29.

    How do you ensure that you stay refreshed and in shape for your next shift, where you will be required to be in peak mental and physical condition?

  30. 30.

    Talk about a time where your emotions were tested in a work situation.