Medical Services paramedics and nurses have a wide scope of practice including the licence to administer medication in accordance with the Queensland Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996.
- Qualified health care professionals, P3 and P4 paramedics, registered nurses and doctors equipped with medications including pain relief
- Administration of IV fluids
- Basic and advanced life support
- Cardiac monitoring and defibrillation
- Airway management
- Advanced management for life-threatening medical emergencies (drug overdoses, allergic reactions, cardiac emergencies, seizures, diabetes and asthma)
- Accredited drug and alcohol testing
- Water quality, food hygiene and environmental testing
- Vaccination and inoculation
- Pre-employment medicals
- Emergency response audits and development of standard operating procedures
- Emergency management tabletop preparedness exercises
- Mental health programs
Medical Services paramedics and nurses are deployed across Queensland in the mining and resource sectors, providing temporary relief for staff shortages and long-term placements at some of the biggest projects in the State.
All St John paramedics have qualifications and experience equivalent to a Queensland Ambulance Service (P3) level as a minimum skillset. They also have wide ranging experience delivering pre-hospital services in rural and remote environments.
Working under a robust clinical framework, Medical Services nurses deliver the highest level of critical care and cost-saving solutions to remote sites including drug and alcohol testing, food and hygiene auditing, ongoing preventive health and immunisation programs.