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Ambulance Officer
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Paramedic.

Provides specialised transport services and emergency health care for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • attending accidents, emergencies and requests for medical assistance
  • assessing health of patients, determining need for assistance, and assessing specialised needs and factors affecting patients' conditions
  • performing therapies and administering drugs according to protocol
  • resuscitating and defibrillating patients and operating life-support equipment
  • transporting accident victims to medical facilities
  • transporting sick and disabled persons to and from medical facilities for specialised treatment and rehabilitation
  • instructing community groups and essential service workers in first aid
  • attending public gatherings and sporting events where accidents and other health emergencies may occur
  • ensuring that ambulances are adequately maintained and stocked with medical supplies, and that equipment is in good working order
Specialisations
  • Patient Transport Officer
Job prospects for Ambulance Officers and Paramedics in Victoria

Occupations in the Ambulance Officers and Paramedics group include Ambulance Officer and Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic.

Employment prospects
There are currently 4,500 Ambulance Officers and Paramedics in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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