57-Paramedical practitioners

Job Title: 

Paramedical practitioners

Job Description: 

Provide pre-hospital emergency care, treatment and specialized care for sick or injured patients in emergency medical settings. People?s lives often depend on their quick reaction and first response competent care.


Paramedical practitioners provide advisory, diagnostic, curative and preventive medical services for humans more limited in scope and complexity than those carried out by medical doctors. They work autonomously, or with limited supervision of medical doctors, and apply advanced clinical procedures for treating and preventing diseases, injuries and other physical or mental impairments common to specific communities including assessing injuries, administering emergency medical care, and extricating trapped individuals and responding to emergency calls, performing medical services. They may be required to transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status, and recording patients? medical information
  • performing basic or more routine medical and surgical procedures, including prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other preventive or curative measures, especially for common diseases and disorders
  • administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests
  • performing therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management
  • assisting medical doctors with complex surgical procedures
  • monitoring patients? progress and response to treatment, and identifying signs and symptoms requiring referral to medical doctors
  • advising patients and families on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention or treatment of disease and disorders
  • identifying and referring complex or unusual cases to medical doctors, hospitals or other places for specialized care
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities to meet legal and professional reporting requireme

Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Advanced knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Higher knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Broad knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Broad knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Broad knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Broad knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, management information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and produce recommendations and/ or relevant options
  • Manage higher level relationships and organize related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Higher skills and experience in broad based policy analysis, formulation and research, plus planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop concepts and convey strategic suggestions from the spectrum of development experience
  • Broad level negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support broad-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex predictable and new contexts problems
  • Communicate with effect, and a proven record of developing and maintaining active partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed higher oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively control risks associated with change, as well observe ethical standards related to complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed broad organizational skills, including the ability to organize priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    Work in teams and in shifts. They typically work in medical facilities, and in some instances may be required to assist at a range of major incidents, including multi-motor vehicle accidents and medical emergencies inside and outside domestic premises, commercial/ industrial/building sites and public areas in all kinds of weather conditions.


    Bachelor degree in paramedical practice or relevant field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    Abu Dhabi Health Company, AL Raha Hospital, Al Noor Hospital

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:Advanced care paramedic - Clinical officer (paramedical) - Feldscher - Primary care paramedic - Surgical technician
    Examples of some related occupations:
    General practitioner - Surgeon - Medical assistant - Emergency paramedic - Emergency medical technician - Firefighter/EMT (Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician) - Firefighter/Paramedic - EMT/Dispatcher (Emergency Medical Technician/Dispatcher) - Fire fighter first responder - First responder - Flight paramedic - Emergency care attendant

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Community, health and social services
    International Careers(ISCO): 
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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi