EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER GRADE 3 REF NO: EMS UGU 02/2021 (2 POSTS)

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER GRADE 3 REF NO: EMS UGU 02/2021 (X2 POSTS)

SALARY: R169 176 per annum

CENTRE: EMS UGU District

REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12 Certificate with science subjects; Intermediate Life Support Certificate (AEA); Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as an Ambulance Emergency Assistant; Proof of current registration with the HPCSA (Valid card will be accepted, deposit slip will not be accepted); Unendorsed drivers license (C1) with a professional driving permit (a receipt of renewal not accepted). Knowledge, Skills, Training and Competencies Required: The incumbents of these posts will report to the EMS Station Manager: Emergency Medical Services, and will be responsible to provide pre-hospital treatment within the scope of Intermediate Life support and transport patients to an appropriate health facility in order to minimize the loss of lives. The ideal candidates must:- Possess knowledge of Intermediate Life Support Protocols; Have an understanding of EMS and its line of business; Possess knowledge of basic Medical Rescue; Possess knowledge of Rules and Regulations of Road Traffic Ordinance; Possess good communication skills; Have Practical Patient Management skills; Have the ability to implement emergency procedures; Have the ability to work under pressure; Be able to operate in any EMS environment i.e Emergency Ambulances, Obstetrics ambulance, inter-facility; Ambulances, communication centres, Rescue or Patient Transport Services as per the allocation or deployment by the management of EMS; Be flexible to be deployed to any shift as per the service delivery needs; Be available for disaster relief emergency deployments nationally and /or internationally.

DUTIES : Treat, stabilize and transport patients according to the scope of practice of the intermediate Life Support as per the HPCSA Protocols; Respond to all calls as dispatched by the Communication center or requested by other medical professionals to assist with intermediate Life Support of treatment; Maintain best clinical practices in accordance with quality standards and maintaining Continuous Professional Development (CPD); Maintain vehicle and medical equipment check the allocated vehicle and equipment and complete the check list, report all losses, damages discrepancies, deficiencies to the Shift Leader; Wash, Clean and disinfect the interior/exterior of the emergency vehicles and maintain the vehicle in a clean condition and good working order at all times; Change and replenish surgical sundries and medical-gases and ensure that all items are used before expiry date; Assistant in maintaining a clean and tidy base; Use all government property i.e. medical equipment, other equipment, Vehicle and building as per government policies and procedures; Complete and submit all appropriate paperwork to the shift leader before the termination of the shift or as required; Hand over the vehicle and equipment to the next shift/relevant authority fully replenished, clean and in good working order; Abide by the Standing Operational Procedures of EMS; Maintain accurate and reliable records at all times; Perform overtime duties in accordance with EMS Policy; Actively participate in training and quality assurance programs.

ENQUIRIES: Mr S.P. Gumede Tel No: (039) 688 3619

APPLICATIONS: Application to be forward to: The Human Resource Manager, Ugu Health District Office, Private Bag X735, Port Shepstone, 4240.

FOR ATTENTION: Human Resource Manager

CLOSING DATE: 05 March 2021

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