Paramedic Job Description
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Requirements and Responsibilities For Paramedic
Provides advanced life support care to patients who are ill and/or injured. Transports and transfers patients and assesses the extent of an illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Applies artificial respiration or administers oxygen in cases of suffocation and asphyxiation, dispenses antiseptic solution to prevent infection, starts and administers intravenous fluids, and performs other emergency medical procedures during the ambulance ride. Requires a high school diploma, registered with the EMT National Registry, licensed by State EMS Authority, and 2-4 years of related experience. Must be CPR certified. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Typically reports to manager.
Also Referred to as: EMT, EMT-Paramedic, Paramedic
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Level of Education:  Paramedic Salaries with a High School Diploma or Technical Certificate, Paramedic Salaries with an Associate's Degree, Paramedic Salaries with a Bachelor's Degree, Paramedic Salaries with a Master's Degree or MBA, Paramedic Salaries with a JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent
Categories:  Healthcare -- Practitioners
Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare,
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