1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3491-11 Ambulance Officer

Provides specialised transport services and emergency health care for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons.

Skill Level:
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 is required.

Tasks Include:

  • attends accidents and emergencies
  • assesses health of patients and determines need for assistance
  • liaises with hospital staff about patients' condition
  • provides pre-hospital care and transports patients to medical facilities
  • resuscitates patients and operates life-support equipment
  • administers drugs according to protocol
  • 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
  • may consult with medical and emergency professionals about type of care and assistance

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