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;
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 HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care. 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;
Skills & Experience:
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:
Skills & Experience:
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.
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.
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.
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.