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ACO

AMBULANCE COMMUNITY OFFICER - Employed on casual basis. Provide advanced first aid in rural communities where the workload is low.

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AGP

AMBULANCE GENERAL PURPOSE - Fully equipped vehicle capable of transporting one (or sometimes two) patients at a time.

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CERT

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM - Consists of AV volunteers who function as ‘first responders’ within defined communities where the nearest AV branch is at a distance.

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CLIN

CLINICIAN - Is an AV CSO. Assigned to handling triage in the call centre.

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CSO

CLINICAL SUPPORT OFFICER - Single MICA paramedic with extensive experience.

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DM

DUTY MANAGER - AV team manager handling resource management in the call centre.

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GM

GROUP MANAGER - Commander/Administrator for either a geographical region or specific aspect of operations. Acts as liaison officer with the other combatant or support agencies at a major incident.

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MICA

MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE AMBULANCE - Primary response vehicles to provide advanced life support. Crewed with 2 MICA officers or one qualified MICA officer and one in training.

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PRU

PARAMEDIC RESPONSE UNIT - Ambulances crewed by a MICA officer and QAP officer. Has the same equipment as an AGP unit, as well as all equipment carried by a MICA.

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QAP

QUALIFIED AMBULANCE PARAMEDIC - This Is the level reached by an ambulance officer after attending University including practical training in the field. This is the basic standard held by all operational ambulance officers.

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RAN

REMOTE AREA NURSES - Provide first line emergency care and stabilisation of patients. They work independently and refer patients to other areas for tertiary intervention.