Ambulance Officer and Paramedic

Ambulance Officer and Paramedic

Ambulance Officers and Paramedics provide emergency health care and transport for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons to medical facilities.

Ambulance Officer and Paramedic

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,700

Where you could work:

Qld Health - QLD Ambulance Service

Ambulance Officers and Paramedics do the following tasks:

  • 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
  • Preparing written reports on the state of patients' injuries and treatment provided