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Job Definition

  • assessing health status of persons involved in accidents, natural disasters and other emergency situations, and determining needs for immediate and specialized medical assistance
  • performing medical procedures and administering drugs and other therapies according to protocol for emergency treatment, including resuscitating and defibrillating patients and operating life-support equipment
  • monitoring changes in health status of patients during transport to and from medical, rehabilitation and other health care facilities
  • providing information and training to community groups and essential service workers in first aid for initial care of an illness or injury
  • attending and/or patrolling large-scale public gatherings and other events where health emergencies are more likely to occur
  • recording information on patients' conditions and treatments provided in medical records-keeping systems

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    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled