Becoming an Ambulance Officer
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Becoming an Ambulance Officer

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Also known as Paramedic.
Provides specialised transport services and emergency health care for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time - No data available -
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 4,400

What does an Ambulance Officer do?

  • 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