Through the years, the field of health care has become an essential part of one’s daily life. Being so, the entire system of health care has become sophisticated. Cutting-edge technology has been introduced and health care personnel have been trained under a better system. One of the necessary parts for an effective health care system is the ambulance service. Medical services will not be complete, and indeed, effective, without this service. Jobs in the ambulance service may not be as lucrative as the other jobs in the field of health care, but they play a vital role for its efficiency. For the quick reference of those planning to get into the industry, below are the jobs available in this service, which may be categorized into emergency and non-emergency.
Emergency. Emergency jobs in the ambulance service include the paramedics as well as the emergency care assistants. Jobs in this category may be simplified as the typical ambulance work that we normally see in television and on the streets rushing its way through the hospital, to an accident site or into a house that needs emergency medical services. These are the works that respond to emergency cases of all kinds. During accidents, those that respond first are the paramedics that will be responsible to provide initial medication to trauma victims. They cater both to minor and major injuries, including those that happen within the household. Apart from the paramedics, emergency care assistants are also present in order to assist the ones needing medical services. Paramedics and emergency care assistants alike are always present whether be it an aerial emergency response through air ambulance or otherwise.
Non-emergency. The second category comprises the works that not everybody is aware of insofar as it is being provided by ambulances. Jobs under this category are most commonly known as patient transfer service (PTS). Under this system, ambulances are used to transport and transfer patients from one place to another, usually done between hospitals. This frequently happens when a hospital is incapacitated to attend to the medical needs of one patient, or is when another hospital is more equipped to provide for the needs of the patient. Either way, the patient is transferred to another hospital for his best interest. This kind of ambulance service does not require that an ambulance to be used to transport a patient carry the latest ambulance technology. Used ambulances may suffice as long as it can provide the basic medical attention that a patient needs. Emergency medical technician’s work may be placed under this category since the work is basically concerned with the maintenance of the medical equipments used, both in the hospital and in the ambulance.
An ambulance service is an important part in the delivery of the medical needs. It is vital both for the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire health care system. Sometimes people disregard the roles of other parts of the system simply because they are not the ones responsible for the main action. Jobs in this line are of equal importance as those inside the emergency rooms and of the entire hospital. The paramedics and emergency care assistants save thousands of lives because of their speedy response to accidents and emergency-related cases. They are the ones in the forefront, the first line of defense against the delicate margin between life and death.