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Ambulance Officer – ANZSCO 411111

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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