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Offshore Paramedic Jobs Explained

Working as a Paramedic or medic offers so many different career pathways. Working in remote locations such as on oil and gas rigs in the ocean, or being located in the harsh deserts of Western Australia – the role of the Paramedic in these cases can be challenging – yet so very rewarding.

A sample of the responsibilities of the offshore paramedic;

  • Provide first aid and primary healthcare to detainees;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of non-emergency medical conditions as per IHMS treatment protocols;
  • Provision of primary care services to the workforce within, where this does not adversely affect the Paramedic’s ability to provide medical emergency coverage;
  • Management and administration including initial audit of equipment and medicines.
  • Providing emergency response and patient transfers in Remote and Offshore locations may be required
  • Reporting to the OHS Manager
  • Family friendly roster pattern

 

These types of jobs are also referred to as remote paramedic, or industrial Emergency Services Officer; more so in the mining and resource sector. Typically, worker who fulfill this role have gained paramedical/pre-hospital emergency health care qualifications such as the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science. This entry-level paramedical qualification has gained popularity as the preferred pathway into the emergency services sector.

The diploma is popular because on average it takes 18-24 months to complete; even less if you have the time to knuckle down and really get the work done. Not being tied to a strict curriculum, students can choose when and where they study because of the blended-learning style. The majority of the course can be completed online, with only 2 clinical workshops and 2 x 80 hour blocks of clinical placement (supervised work experience) required.

Since Paramedic registration was introduced, more and more employers are looking for this level of compliance when seeking new workers. One way to achieve registration is to complete the diploma, then use it to get into university to complete the Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree. In most cases, students can be credited for the subjects already completed, saving time and in a lot of cases, saving money too.

As you’ll see in this particular offshore paramedic job, the advertiser asks for diploma-qualified applicants, or degree-qualified with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration.

Some of the benefits of the offshore and mining ESO work include;

  • FIFO; flights and accommodation are provided
  • Contract work with the potential for an extension
  • An excellent opportunity to gain some valuable experience with a large company

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a paramedic
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Excellent emergency and life support skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • AHPRA Registration
  • Basic Life Support certificate
  • Diploma of Paramedical Science
  • Comfortable working in a process heavy environment
  • Remote experience is a PLUS
  • Must have full work rights and live in Australia
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE)
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in OHS / EHS
  • BOSIET / HUET
  • Be fit for work in a remote and challenging environment
  • Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response & Rescue
  • Certificate IV in Pre Hospital Care
  • Tertiary qualification in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Demonstrable experience in an Emergency Services Officer role preferably in the resources sector
  • Previous experience in both surface and underground operations
  • Current drivers licence
  • Proven safe work practices
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills

Sample job – offshore Paramedic

IHMS is currently seeking a qualified and experienced Paramedic to assist us working at our offshore Immigration Detention Centre clinic.

Supporting clinic staff, you will be required to provide emergency and primary health care to detainees. Key responsibilities:

  • Provide first aid and primary healthcare to detainees;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of non-emergency medical conditions as per IHMS treatment protocols;
  • Provision of primary care services to the workforce within, where this does not adversely affect the Paramedic’s ability to provide medical emergency coverage;
  • Management and administration including initial audit of equipment and medicines.
  • Providing emergency response and patient transfers in Remote and Offshore locations may be required

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a paramedic
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Excellent emergency and life support skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • AHPRA Registration
  • Basic Life Support certificate
  • Comfortable working in a process heavy environment
  • Remote experience is a PLUS
  • Must have full work rights and live in Australia

Begin your Offshore Paramedic career with APC

Start with the basics, then work your  way through the qualifications stack.The requirement is the Diploma of Paramedical Science. Registration can be challenging to achieve for newly-qualified graduates, so be prepared for a longer stint learning the ropes and gaining the essential experience.

Find out how to become an Emergency Services Officer.

Paramedical Course – study online towards becoming an offshore Paramedic.

APC Paramedical diploma Student Nathan Seidel, is currently working as a Medical Emergency Services Officer (ESO) in the Western Australia mining sector and studying the HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science at APC at the same time. Whilst this is not an offshore role – the demands of the job are much the same. Paramedics must be quick on their feet, have highly developed communication skills, be critical thinkers and problems solvers who can prioritise their work and ultimately save a life when required.

 

 

Discover the world of the mining ESO – an emergency response/medically trained professional such as APC graduate Nathan, who works in a remote mining operation in Western Australia. ESO’s are multi-skilled and are proficient in security, fire, control of hazardous materials, rescue (vertical as well as confined space) and of course emergency medical procedures. Listen to Nathan describe his responsibilities in the job as well as his outlook on the future of the role.

Pre-hospital emergency health care training courses

The Certificate IV and Diploma of Paramedical Science are the only courses you need to consider to work as a remote medic; and provide the perfect foundation to launch a long career in emergency health care.

HLT41115 – Certificate IV in Health Care
HLT51015 – Diploma of Paramedical Science

Take advantage of blended learning options, study online, then attend clinical workshops around Australia. APC have an app to make studying more convenient than ever. To see more Paramedical Student Reviews & Interviews visit our Student Speak Portal.

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