EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER GRADE 1 – REF NO: EMS UGU 01/2020

SALARY : R143 613 per annum

CENTRE : EMS UGU District – Various Bases

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12 Certificate; Basic Ambulance Assistant Certificate (BAA); Registration with the health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Basic Ambulance assistant; Proof of current registration with the HPCSA (Valid card will be accepted, deposit slip will not be accepted); Unendorsed drivers license (C1) with professional driving permit (receipt of renewal not accepted). Recommendation: Grade 12 certificate with Science subject/s. 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 Basic Life support and transport patients to an appropriate health facility in order to minimize the loss of lives. The ideal candidate must:- Possess knowledge of Basic Life Support Protocols; Have 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, Obstetric 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 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 Basic Ambulance Assistant as per the HPCSA protocols; Respond to all calls as dispatched by the communication centre or requested by other medical professionals to assist with Ambulance duties; Maintain best clinical practices in accordance with quality standards and maintaining Continuous Professional Development; Maintain vehicle and medical equipment, check the allocated vehicle and equipment and complete the checklist, report all losses, damages discrepancies, deficiencies to the shift leader; Wash, clean and disinfect the interior/exterior of the emergency vehicle 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, vehicles and buildings 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 over time 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 : 30 October 2020

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