Ambulance Technician Job Description and Profile

Ambulance Technician is generally looked up as emergency medical technician (EMT). An ambulance technician is mainly responsible for assessing injuries, administering emergency health care, and extricating trapped individuals. They help in transporting sick or injured persons to clinical or medical facilities. They offer immediate support to victims of critical illnesses or accidents. They provide their medical services at the sight of the crisis, in ambulance, en route to hospital, as well as in emergency room.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administering first-aid treatment and providing support or care to injured persons or sick in pre-hospital setting.
  • Providing the appropriate emergency medical care at the scene and transporting victims to appropriate medical facilities.
  • Performing emergency treatment and diagnostic procedures, such as heart monitoring airway management, and stomach suction, during ambulance ride.
  • Operating equipment such as external defibrillators, EKGs and bag-valve mask ventilators in complex life-support environments.
  • Maintaining medical and communication equipment, and vehicles and restock first-aid supplies and equipment.
  • Administering drugs, by injection or orally, and performing intravenous procedures under the direction of a physician.
  • Observing, recording, and reporting to physician the condition or injury of patient, the treatment provided, as well as the reactions to treatment and drug.
  • Coordinating work with other medical team members in ambulance, fire and police department personnel.
  • Immobilizing patient or victim for placement on ambulance transport and stretcher, using backboard or any spinal immobilization device.
  • Cleaning interior of ambulance following the treatment of infective diseased patient and reporting case to appropriate authorities.

Skills and Specifications

  • Knowledge of processes and procedures for providing personal and customer services.
  • Ability to understand instructional procedures and methods appropriate for the emergency.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently.
  • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Education and Qualifications

  • High school diploma in biological sciences related field.
  • Completing the ambulance technician-training program is an added advantage.