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ISCO-08-code: 
3258

ISCO 08 Code 3258  Ambulance workers

 Lead Statement

Ambulance workers provide emergency health care and transport for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons to medical facilities.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • attending accidents, emergencies and requests for medical assistance;
  • assessing health of patients, determining need for assistance, and assessing specialized 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 specialized 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;
  • preparing written reports on the state of patients' injuries and treatment provided.

Included occupations

Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Ambulance officer
  • Ambulance paramedic
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Emergency paramedic

Excluded occupations

Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Paramedical practitioner - 2240
  • Ambulance driver - 8322
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Notes

Occupations included in this Unit group normally require formal training in emergency medical treatment, patient transport, ambulance principles and practice, or a related field. Ambulance drivers who do not provide health care are classified in Unit group 8322 Car, taxi and van drivers.

Comments

New group - definition based on ANZSCO 4111

ISCO 88 Code(s) 5132 part

(NCvB; Maart 2010)