Sitemed’s Paramedic staff operate under robust clinical guidelines that allow our paramedics to treat conditions and or administer medications without the immediate presence of a doctor, saving valuable time in an emergency. These guidelines are endorsed by an emergency medicine specialist.
Sitemed’s Paramedic staff are required to complete a clinical skills assessment upon employment and participate in a structured and monitored professional development process to maintain their clinical skills and competency to practice.
Sitemed Paramedics must comply with local and jurisdictional health department and government requirements that regulate Paramedic qualifications, drug licencing and operation of emergency response vehicles which vary between all states and territories in Australia.
Sitemed manages this compliance on behalf of sites and projects to minimise risk of poor patient outcomes and litigation.
Our site Paramedics generally have a minimum of 5 years experience but most of our staff are highly experienced with additional qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety, training and advanced practice as they need to be able to operate in uncontrolled environments with a high level of autonomy and authority to manage incidents.
Sitemed has an established Clinical Governance Panel. Clinical Governance is the term used to describe a systematic approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care within a health system. Our Clinical Governance Panel includes an Emergency Medicine Specialist, Occupational Physician, Pharmacist and Intensive Care Paramedic and their role is to review medical evidence to ensure Sitemed medical processes are consistent with best practice, to audit care and contribute to the professional development of staff.
Sitemed’s medical practitioners are available 24/7 for Sitemed staff to consult with.