Sign-In | Cart The Career Test Store

"Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic"

1) Administer first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital setting.

2) Operate equipment such as EKGs, external defibrillators and bag-valve mask resuscitators in advanced life-support environments.

3) Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.

4) Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.

5) Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs and treatment.

6) Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management and heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.

7) Administer drugs, orally or by injection, and perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.

8) Comfort and reassure patients.

9) Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members and police and fire department personnel.

 

 

11) Immobilize patient for placement on stretcher and ambulance transport, using backboard or other spinal immobilization device.

12) Decontaminate ambulance interior following treatment of patient with infectious disease and report case to proper authorities.


Is being an "Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic" your very best career choice?

Our Career Interest Test will show you which careers match your interests.

Our Free Personality Test will show you which careers match your personality and why.


13) Drive mobile intensive care unit to specified location, following instructions from emergency medical dispatcher.

14) Coordinate with treatment center personnel to obtain patients' vital statistics and medical history, to determine the circumstances of the emergency, and to administer emergency treatment.

Job Description for "Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

Click here for "Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic" Jobs

See the Future Outlook and Educational Requirements for "Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic"

 




Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-I        SOC:  29-2041.00