Ambulance Officers and Paramedic
Ambulance Officers and Paramedics provide emergency medical services, typically in response to emergency calls from patients. An ambulance officer / paramedic will perform medical procedures, pre-hospital care and transport patients to the hospital.
Duties and tasks
- Apply pre-hospital advanced medical and trauma care including, on the scene emergency care and life saving stabilisation
- Follow strict OH&S policies and procedures
- Operate vehicles that carry patients and accident victims to hospitals
- Perform medical and shock trauma assessments
- Provide medical treatment and patient care
- Trained in first aid with an ability to perform life support to ill or injured people
- Ability to respond to emergency situations
- Crisis Intervention
- Excellent Teamwork
- Physically strong and fit
- Strong Decision-Making and Judgement Skills
Working conditionsAmbulance Officers and Paramedics typically work in shifts. Similar to other health professionals, paramedics are often on call to respond to an emergency.
Professional associations / Industry informationParamedics Australasia (PA) Paramedics Australasia (PA) is the national professional association representing practitioners who provide paramedic services to the community.
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- Critical Care Paramedic
- Emergency medical technician
- Patient Transport Officer
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