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Ambulance Officer Skills Assessment

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

 

Skill Level: 2

 

Specialisation:

 

Patient Transport Officer (Aus)

 

Average Income:

The average salary for an Ambulance Officer is $ 102,972 for male employees and $ 83,672 for female employees per year.

 

Average Age:
Males: 43.6
Females: 35.7
Persons: 40.2

 

UNIT GROUP 4111 AMBULANCE OFFICERS AND PARAMEDICS

 

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


Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

 

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)


In New Zealand:NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. 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.


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
      • preparing written reports on the state of patients’ injuries and treatment provided


Occupations:

  • Ambulance Officer
  • Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) \ Ambulance Paramedic (NZ)