Paramedic Mock Interview

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

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Question 1 of 30

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

"I remain calm by taking a deep breath and assessing the situation. I feel confident in my skills and training, and I always handle crises as I am trained. When I am calm, I can help diffuse the situation and calm others around me."

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30 Paramedic Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Capability

    1. Tell me in detail how you remain calm during a crisis.

  • Career Goals

    2. What are your career goals?

  • Compatibility

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

  • Competency

    4. What would you do if a patient expired, and you had to cover their body and wheel them into the ambulance while a crowd of bystanders watched?

  • Competency

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

  • Conflict

    6. How do you resolve conflict with coworkers?

  • Critical Thinking

    7. 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?

  • Customer Service

    8. How would you intervene with a frantic relative who is grieving over a child's injury?

  • Direct

    9. How do you handle death in this job?

  • Discovery

    10. Are you available to work night shifts?

  • Discovery

    11. How do you fill downtime in this job?

  • Discovery

    12. What led you to choose to train as a paramedic?

  • Discovery

    13. What do you like to do in your spare time?

  • Discovery

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

  • Discovery

    15. Have you ever suggested an improvement that was put into practice in the pre-hospital care field?

  • Discovery

    16. What drew you to emergency medicine?

  • Discovery

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

  • Education

    18. Talk about the importance of improving your skills as a paramedic, and describe how you have done so recently.

  • Operational

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

  • Performance Based

    20. 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?

  • Performance Based

    21. How would you handle a shift when four emergency calls are made within two hours?

  • Performance Based

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

  • Performance Based

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

  • Problem Solving

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

  • Problem Solving

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

  • Scenario Based

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

  • Scenario Based

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

  • Scenario Based

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

  • Teamwork

    29. Tell me about your experience working in teams.

  • Teamwork

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