Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $35,350.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,983
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.14 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Written Communication
Computer Fundamentals
Resource Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Give medications or immunizations
Administer non-intravenous medications
Administer intravenous medications
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Attend to patient's personal care
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer medical injections
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer first aid
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Treat medical condition of patient
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Provide in home patient care
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Conduct medical tests
Position patients for treatment or examination
Apply traction to patients
Test patient lung functioning
Test patient heart functioning
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Perform emergency medical procedures
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Conduct medical x-rays
Deliver babies
Perform medical surgery
Feed food to individuals
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Implement life support procedures
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Massage patient or client
Perform minor surgery
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Develop treatment plans
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Treat dental problems or diseases
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Develop medical treatment plans
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Conduct dental x-rays
Employ respiratory equipment
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals

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