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Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
District Of Columbia

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Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Drive ambulances or assist ambulance drivers in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons.
  • Remove and replace soiled linens or equipment to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • Place patients on stretchers and load stretchers into ambulances, usually with assistance from other attendants.
  • Accompany and assist emergency medical technicians on calls.
  • Earn and maintain appropriate certifications.
  • Replace supplies and disposable items on ambulances.
  • Report facts concerning accidents or emergencies to hospital personnel or law enforcement officials.
  • Administer first aid, such as bandaging, splinting, or administering oxygen.
  • Restrain or shackle violent patients.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Ambulances
  • Blood pressure recording units
  • Emergency response litters or stretchers or accessories
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
  • Patient stabilization or fall prevention devices or accessories

Technology:
  • Map creation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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