Provides specialised pre-hospital health care to injured, sick, infirm and aged persons and emergency transport to medical facilities.
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.
attends accidents, emergencies and requests for medical assistance
assesses specialised needs and factors affecting patient's condition
performs therapies and administers drugs according to protocol
resuscitates and defibrillates patients
transports accident victims to medical facilities
transports sick and disabled persons to and from centres of specialised treatment or rehabilitation
instructs community groups and essential service workers in first aid
attends public gatherings and sporting events where accidents and other health emergencies may occur