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Ambulansearbeider (Norway)

  • Generic name of profession

    Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Emergency medical technician (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    Other  no EU level regulation
    National legislation:
    Forskrift 8. oktober 2008 nr. 1130 om autorisasjon, lisens og spesialistgodkjenning for helsepersonell med yrkeskvalifikasjoner fra andre EØS-land
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    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Justification for Article 7.4:
    In order to secure the safety of patients, and in order to protect public health, it is necessary to make sure that only professionals who have the required qualifications and training are allowed to exercise the profession.
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    • Ambulanseservice innen akuttmedisin • Arbeider innen locale myndigheter, helseforetak, utdanningsinstitusjoner, humanitære organisasjoner, private organisasjoner • Offshore • Arbeid i katastrofeområder • Kan utøve yrket via ulike transportmidler, som for eksempel bil, båt og fly • Operatør ved øyeblikkelig hjelp kommunikasjonssentre (AMK) • Jobber tett med politi, sykepleiere og leger
    • Ambulance service within acute medicine. • Work for local authorities, health enterprises, educational institutions, humanitarian organisations, private organisations and companies. • Offshore • Work in disaster areas • Can practice the profession via different means of transport, such as car, boat and aircraft • Emergency Medical Communication Centre (EMCC) operator • On assignments, ambulance technicians work closely with the police, nurses and doctors. (EN)
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