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"Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic"
Job Description - Part 4 - Abilities Needed

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

Abilities Needed for: "Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic"

1) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


2) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


3) Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


4) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.


5) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


6) Response Orientation -- The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.


7) Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.


8) Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.


9) Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.


10) Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.


11) Time Sharing -- The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).


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12) Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.


13) Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.


14) Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).


15) Speed of Closure -- The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.


16) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).


17) Far Vision -- The ability to see details at a distance.


18) Glare Sensitivity -- The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.


19) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


20) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.


21) Reaction Time -- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.


22) Perceptual Speed -- The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.


23) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.


24) Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.


25) Spatial Orientation -- The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.


26) Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


27) Flexibility of Closure -- The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.


28) Gross Body Coordination -- The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.


29) Stamina -- The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.


30) Depth Perception -- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.


31) Rate Control -- The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.


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


"Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-I        SOC:  29-2041.00


 

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