Apply to join Queen’s First Aid! Our team consists of approximately 45 Queen’s students, spanning many different years and programs. We come together to train and volunteer, all with the goal of helping our fellow students by providing an accessible route for first aid around campus. We have a lot of fun and create a strong sense of QFA community in the process! All the events we attend and hours we spend on-call are put in by students volunteering their time – making our team the most important aspect of QFA.
Queen’s First Aid holds two recruitment’s each year, one at the beginning of September and one in March. Applications for Spring 2017 are available here or on our Facebook page. The application process consists of three steps: submitting the written application package, completing an interview, and attending a day of refresher training and practical scenarios. Applicants must be invited back to attend each of these three stages. After the practical scenarios are complete, the successful applicants will be chosen and become probationary members of Queen’s First Aid.
All probationary members who successfully complete the Advanced Medical First Responder training, provided by QFA in fall, will become full members. Applications must be handed in promptly after release. A list of applicants selected for interviews will be posted the day after they are due, and applicants are responsible for signing up for an interview time. Interviews will be held on 3 different evenings. A list of applicants that are invited to the day of training and practical scenarios will be posted the day after interviews are completed. All applicants who attend the day of training and practical scenarios will receive a phone call the next day, informing them whether or not they were successful. Selected candidates will then be on a probation period until they have successfully completed the 40 hour (two weekends) Advanced Medical First Responder course offered to the unit in the fall.
We highly encourage anyone who has the Standard First Aid and CPR-C requirement, and who is prepared to meet the time commitments, to apply to be a part of Queen’s First Aid. We also encourage applicants who were unsuccessful in the past to reapply. Even if unsuccessful, applying can be a positive learning experience and the executive is happy to provide feedback about interviews and scenarios. We certainly value the time that applicants put into the recruitment process. To apply click here.
In order to apply to Queen’s First Aid, applicants are required to be at least 16 years of age and have at a minimum: Standard First Aid (or equivalent) and CPR-C. Any other training or experience is an asset, though not a requirement. If successful, all advanced training will be provided by QFA; including advanced first aid training in: airway management, spinal management, medical conditions, intoxication, etc., as well as training in the use of a defibrillator, oxygen administration, spinal boards, and more.
Members of Queen’s First Aid are required to commit at least 6 hours each week during the academic year to being on-call. This means taking at least one overnight shift 11pm-8am, or one day shift 8am-5:30pm, or taking both an evening shift 5:30pm-11pm and an event shift. This is in addition to mandatory training attendance, which is generally twice a month for two hours. In addition, all new members of QFA must attend a 40-hour (2 weekend) Advanced Medical First Responder Course. *If you have any questions about the application process or its requirements, please feel free to contact the QFA Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org