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411111 - Ambulance Officer

Description

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

Skill Level

2

Specialisations

    • Patient Transport Officer

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 3491-11 Ambulance Officer

Group: 4111 Ambulance Officers and Paramedics

Description

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

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

Skill Level

The occupation Ambulance Officer in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) / Ambulance Paramedic (NZ) in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

In New Zealand:

NZQF Bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 411111 Ambulance Officer
    • 411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) / Ambulance Paramedic (NZ)

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PHONE:

Australia: 1300 619 977
International: +61 7 3181 5588

HEAD OFFICE:

Level 27 Santos Building, 32 Turbot St, Brisbane QLD Australia 4000
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