Paramedic Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Paramedic job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all keywords on your resume, identify those that are most relevant to the job you're applying to. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.

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  • Paramedic
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ambulance
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  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Disaster Response
  • Emergency Management
  • U.S. National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Rescue
  • Public Safety
  • Firefighting
  • Healthcare
  • Incident Command
  • EMT
  • Prehospital Care

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Resume Skills: Emergency Care

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Trauma Care
  • Airway Management
  • CPR
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Intravenous (IV) Insertion
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Care (Pediatric and Adult)
  • Trauma Assessments
  • ALS Assist
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation
  • Crisis Interventions
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
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Resume Skills: Medical Tools

  • Electrocardiography (ECG) equipment
  • Defibrillators
  • IV infusion sets(IS)
  • Manual Resuscitation Bags
  • Cardiac Monitors
  • Ventilators
  • Stretchers
  • Suction Machines
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) Machines
  • Laryngoscopes
  • Endotracheal (ET) Tubes
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Resume Skills: Equipment Proficiency

  • Defibrillators
  • Cardiac Monitors
  • Ventilators
  • Stretchers
  • Suction Machines
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Ambulance Operation
  • Oxygen & Suction Devices
  • Spinal Immobilization Tools
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Resume Skills: Medical Software

  • TouchEMS
  • eCore Software Suite
  • Epic Electronic Health Records (EHR) system
  • Digital Healthcare Systems
  • Patient Data Management Systems
  • Medical Imaging Software
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Resume Skills: Medical Protocols & Procedures

Resume Skills: Miscellaneous

Resume Skills: Administrative

Resume Skills: Technical

Resume Skills: Virtual Training Tools

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Patient Tracking

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Sample Paramedic Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Paramedic
Managed the shift scheduling for a team of 20 paramedics, improving team efficiency by 10%
Implemented a new NIMS-compliant incident command system, reducing response times by 20%
Coordinated disaster responses by directing EMS and Rescue teams, resulting in effective management of over 10 major incidents with no casualties
Trained paramedic team members in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS), enhancing the team's overall competencies
Formulated a streamlined reporting process for all emergency cases that led to a 15% improvement in documentation time and accuracy
American Medical Response May 2018 - December 2021
Responded to emergency calls in a timely manner, leading to a 15% decrease in response times
Performed Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) procedures on cardiac arrest patients, increasing patient survival rates by 18%
Performed emergency care in challenging prehospital environments, saving 250+ lives over 3 years
Fire Rescue Department January 2015 - April 2018
Provided emergency medical support to an average of 15 calls per shift, maintaining patient survival rates above national average
Applied public safety and firefighting techniques to manage emergency situations efficiently
Administered CPR to approximately 50 victims, resulting in a 90% survival rate
Resume Worded University December 2017
Master of Science in Emergency Health Sciences-Advanced Practice Paramedic
Recipient of the Merit-Based Scholarship for Outstanding Performance
Resume Worded Institute January 2015
Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Completed with specialization in Disaster Relief and Rescue Operations
Part-time student while working as EMT at Fire Rescue Department
Technical Skills: Emergency medical procedures, Acute care expertise, Equipment operation and maintenance, CPR and First Aid
Virtual Training Tools: Simulated Learning Tools, Virtual Reality Medical Training, Online First-Aid Certification
Medical Software: Digital Healthcare Systems, Patient Data Management Systems, Medical Imaging Software
Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Conversational), Sign Language (Basic)
Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)
Awards & Achievements: Paramedic of the Year (2019, 2021), Life Saving Award (2018)
Volunteer Experience: Medical Volunteer, Annual City Marathon
Your Name
Emergency Medical Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2021 - Present
Supervisor EMT
Coordinated 10 EMT personnel to respond promptly to emergency calls, improving unit efficiency by 15%
Administered dynamic training courses for incoming EMTs, resulting in 30% improvement of skills in Basic Life Support (BLS) for new recruits
Managed ambulance equipment maintenance and inventory, reducing equipment downtime by 25%
Emergency Ambulance Service Inc. February 2017 - February 2021
Executed rapid yet thorough onsite initial assessments, resulting in more accurate diagnostic procedures and appropriate prehospital care
Assisted in the integration of digital recording system, improving the reporting accuracy by 20%
Handled emergency situations efficiently using approved protocols and guidelines in accordance with Paramedic procedures
Resume Worded Institute January 2017
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification
Participated in on-the-job training during employment at Emergency Ambulance Service Inc.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Health Care Administration
Courses focused on healthcare policy and medical terminology
Emergency Response: CPR, First Aid, Emergency Care (Pediatric and Adult), Trauma Assessments, ALS Assist, Oxygen Therapy
Medical Equipment Proficiency: Defibrillators, Cardiac Monitors, Ventilators, Stretchers, Suction Machines, Infusion Pumps
Administrative Skills: Health Records Management, Ambulance Inventory, Reporting Writing
Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator
Volunteer Experience: Volunteer EMT - Local Marathon and Annual Town Festival
Professional Affiliations: Member of The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Your Name
Emergency Medical Services Supervisor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded December 2019 - Present
EMS Supervisor
Implemented quality control programs, leading to a 35% increase in service delivery efficiency
Coordinated the acquisition of new medical rescue equipment, increasing team readiness by 40%
Supervised a team of 30 EMS staff, organizing ongoing training programs, raising team competencies by 20% August 2015 - November 2019
Senior Paramedic
Responded to emergency cases quickly to reduce morbidity, achieving a 20% improvement in overall response time
Provided emergency medical support in stressful situations, maintaining composure while managing an average of 15 calls per shift
Performed Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) procedures to save 200+ lives across tenure
January 2012 - July 2015
Acted as first responder to emergency calls, assessing patients and administering emergency care, saving 150+ lives
Participated in community outreach programs on Emergency Services to increase public awareness and safety precautions
Assisted in the implementation of U.S National Incident Management System (NIMS), leading to improved coordination in emergency response
Resume Worded University December 2019
Emergency Medical Services Leadership Certificate
Intensive exploration of management strategies in emergency medical services
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine
Specialized in advanced life support techniques
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Emergency Care: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Medical Tools: Electrocardiography (ECG) equipment, Defibrillators, IV infusion sets(IS), Manual Resuscitation Bags
Medical Software: TouchEMS, eCore Software Suite, Epic Electronic Health Records (EHR) system
Certifications: Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) - National Registry of EMTs, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification
Awards & Honors: EMS Supervisor of the Year - Resume Worded (2021), Senior Paramedic Excellence Award - (2018)
Volunteering: Community CPR and First Aid Instructor - local Red Cross chapter, Medical Volunteer - City Marathon (2016 - 2019)
Your Name
Emergency Medical Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
City EMS Services June 2018 - Present
Emergency Medical Technician
Tended to an average of 14 emergency calls per day, providing swift and accurate treatment in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS).
Achieved a 96% success rate in patient stabilization, delivering crucial care to patients within the 'golden hour'.
Directed end-to-end emergency management during disaster scenarios, rescuing over 200 individuals during the 2020 flood season.
Successfully reduced on-scene time by 17% through proficient utilization of EMT knowledge and skillset to quickly assess and respond to patients.
Collaborated with local hospitals to ensure seamless transition and continuous care for patients in critical conditions. February 2016 - May 2018
Senior Paramedic
Supervised a team of 10 EMTs to ensure compliance with U.S. National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) guidelines.
Increased team productivity by 20% via implementation of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) protocols.
Organized comprehensive training programs in emergency vehicle operations to improve response times and patient safety.
Resume Worded January 2013 - January 2016
Firefighter EMT
Warned communities about local fire safety issues, reducing fire-related emergencies by 35%.
Devised effective rescue strategies that resulted in a 45% decrease in building-related injuries.
County Hospital June 2012 - December 2012
EMT Trainee
Obtained broad hands-on experience dealing with various medical emergencies, leading to increased proficiency in first aid procedures.
Provided quality patient care during ride-alongs, gaining commendations for patient handling and professionalism.
Resume Worded University December 2012
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Specialization in Emergency Medicine
Awarded: Resume Worded Outstanding Clinical Performance Award
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2015
Certified Emergency Paramedic (CEP)
Completed 6-month part-time program while working as Firefighter EMT
Medical Proficiencies: CPR, First Aid, Defibrillation (AED), Patient Assessment, IV Administration, Drug Administration
Advanced Life Support: ALS Assessments & Interventions, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Assessment
Emergency Response: Fire Fighting Techniques, Search & Rescue Procedures, Extrication Techniques, Hazardous Material Operations
Tools & Equipment: Surgical Airway Equipment, Oxygen Delivery Systems, EKG Machines, Portable Radios, Stretchers, Ambulance Operations
Certifications: Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT), Critical Care Paramedic Certification
Awards & Recognition: Employee of the Year at City EMS Services (2019), Paramedic of the Year at (2017)
Volunteering: Trainer for basic life support courses at local community centres, Volunteer firefighter at local fire department
Continuing Education: Participating in ongoing professional development and training workshops to keep skills updated
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Regional EMS March 2018 - Present
Managed a team of 15 medical professionals, devising a streamlined triage system that reduced emergency scene times by 12%.
Implemented a comprehensive training program following U.S. National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines, improving collective skills by 30%.
Conducted over 400 inter-facility transfers, ensuring comfort and safety during transportation.
Developed and introduced safety protocols leading to a decrease in work-related injuries by 40%.
Built partnerships with local hospitals, enhancing the quality of patient care post-emergency response. January 2015 - February 2018
NREMT Certified EMT
Responded to average 10 calls per day, providing emergency service including EMT and CPR.
Increased patient survival rate by 15% through quick decision making and effective application of medical procedures.
Collaborated with public safety agencies in implementing emergency and disaster response plans.
Resume Worded June 2013 - December 2014
Junior Paramedic
Assisted in handling over 200 emergency calls, further developing professional medical knowledge and skills.
Participated in community events, promoting public safety and EMS awareness.
Resume Worded Institute January 2018
Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation Certification
Focused on Advanced Life Support and Complex Prehospital & In-Hospital Cases
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Emergency Medical Services
Concentration on Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
Honors: Dean's List (Top 10%)
Emergency Care: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Care, Airway Management, CPR
Medical Protocols & Procedures: Patient Assessment, Vital Signs Monitoring, Wound Care, Defibrillation, Intravenous (IV) Therapy
Equipment Proficiency: Defibrillators, Ventilators, Ambulance Operation, Oxygen & Suction Devices, Spinal Immobilization Tools
Miscellaneous: Physical Stamina, Emergency Response, Dispatch Protocol Knowledge, Medical Records Reporting, Field Triage, Team Coordination
Certifications: Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO), Incident Command System (ICS) Training
Additional Training: Hazmat Awareness, Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS), Advanced Burn Life Support
Volunteering Experience: Medical Support Volunteer, Local Marathon Events (2016-2018)
Your Name
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Life Saver Ambulance Services May 2019 - Present
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
Performed advanced life support procedures on over 500 patients, boosting survival rate by 20%.
Trained more than 15 junior EMTs, enhancing team efficiency and proficiency in emergency procedures.
Facilitated transfers of critical patients to medical facilities, coordinating with hospitals to ensure proper care continuation.
Assisted in development of an innovative disaster response strategy, effectively combating natural disasters to safeguard the community.
Increased patient comfort level by 25%, owing to empathetic approach and effective communication. January 2016 - April 2019
Flight Paramedic
Efficiently managed critical patient transport via helicopter, providing advanced medical support en route.
Led and executed medical evacuation drills, improving team's emergency readiness by 30%.
Streamlined communications with ground medical facilities to facilitate seamless patient transfers.
Resume Worded August 2012 - December 2015
Emergency Medical Technician
Received calls and responded to medical emergencies, maintaining patient stability during transportation.
Initiated public health and safety training sessions, improving community preparedness for medical emergencies.
Resume Worded Institute April 2016
Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C)
Intense focus on high-pressure emergency scenarios related to flight paramedic duties
In-depth comprehension of aeromedical operations, altitude physiology, and aviation safety protocols
Resume Worded Academic Center July 2012
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
Received the training needed to provide the highest level of prehospital care
Special training in advanced life support techniques including endotracheal intubation and pharmacology
Emergency Care: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Diagnostic Skills: Electrocardiography (EKG) interpretation, Blood glucose monitoring, Pulse oximetry
Emergency Equipment: Defibrillator, Suction machines, Ventilators, Syringe pumps, Spinal and traction splints
Communication & Documentation: Emergency Medicine Reporting (EMR) software proficiency, Incident report writing, Radiographic techniques, Digital record management
Certifications: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) – Paramedic (2012), Advanced EMT (AEMT) Certification (2019)
Volunteering: Regular volunteer as medical support staff for local marathons and sporting events
Professional Development: Regular participation in EMS symposiums and workshops for enhancing technical knowledge and skills
Awards: ‘Life Saver Award’ for exceptional dedication and performance at Life Saver Ambulance Services

How do I add skills to a Paramedic resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Paramedic posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Paramedic, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Ambulance are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Emergency Medicine and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Emergency Services and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like EMT, Healthcare and Disaster Response - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Paramedic, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Paramedic Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Paramedic job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Paramedic Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you add to a Paramedic resume?

Some effective Paramedic skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Paramedic
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ambulance
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

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