Paramedic Practitioner - Position Description



Registration and AIPP Membership

Is an AHPRA/PCNZ registered an experienced paramedic and Fellow of AIPP.


Has a postgraduate qualification (AQF-9/NZQF9) (or equivalent) in primary healthcare, from an AIPP supported course.

Domain of care

Performs care that is preventive, proactive and/or reactive.

Practice location

Practices in a variety of clinical settings. Including, but not limited to, home based care, aged care facilities, community clinics, Hospitals, GP surgeries, remote and isolated environments, and ambulance services.

Patient centred care

Practice’s patient centred care, works collaboratively, and often leads a multidisciplinary team to safely monitor, treat and refer patients on individualised health care plan.

Clinical reasoning

Takes a comprehensive biopsychosocial history, performs advanced examinations and assessments, applies complex clinical reasoning, assesses risk, and makes evidenced based decisions.

Pathology and imaging

Orders, interprets, and can advise others about pathology and imaging.


Administers and/or prescribes medication in accordance with Therapeutic Guidelines and within the scope of a Paramedic Practitioner.

Treatment plans

Safely applies, modifies, creates, or delegates, treatment plans within practice capabilities. Alterations to treatment plans, outside of practice capabilities, requires consultation.


Provides emergency and generalist primary health care to a broad range of patients. Individual scope is defined by educational standards, professional practice capabilities and experiences. Scope, grows with continuing professional development and is consistent with local needs.

Evidence based care

Provides care that is evidenced based and consistent with professional practice capabilities and experience.


Supports the wider healthcare system by collaborating with more qualified and experienced clinicians and works within, and often leads, multidisciplinary teams.


Participates in reflective practice, continual professional development, and quality improvement systems.