Paramedic provides emergency advanced life support care to patients who are ill and/or injured. Conducts patient assessment to determine the extent of an illness or injury and to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Being a Paramedic performs life support procedures or administers oxygen. Dispenses antiseptic solution to prevent infection, starts and administers intravenous fluids. Additionally, Paramedic performs other emergency medical procedures needed to stabilize patient during transport. Provides an update on patient's condition and status of treatments when transferring to other medical personnel. Typically requires an associate degree in an accredited paramedic program or equivalent. Requires registration with the EMT National Registry and an active license from the applicable State EMS Authority. Requires CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Paramedic works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Paramedic typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification.