Paramedics are employed in both public sectors and private sector companies to provide patient care in the pre-hospital settings.
Most paramedics operate as crew leaders in the ambulances. They will be required to lead
a team comprising of a medic and a driver. Paramedics are expected to perform shift work with relative long shift hours. They are also expected to perform their duties on weekends and public holidays if they are rostered for duties.
Paramedics are required to take charge and deals with dynamic situations that might arise in their line of work. They are required to operate under all weather conditions and terrains. As the first responders at scene,
they would be exposed to gore and blood during their line of work.
Paramedics are expected to manage their patients based on their independent assessment. They are often required to perform a range of procedures
in the management of the patient that require both gross and fine psychomotor skills. In addition, they need to be physically fit as they might be required to carry patients in some situations.
ability to work long hours and under time constraints
physical mobility, mental agility, ability to react quickly, attentiveness to safety, dealing with non-routine situations
ability to show empathy,
fine and gross psychomotor skills, sensory (visual, hearing) ability, communication skills, interaction with strangers,