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EMERGENCY CARE OFFICER

GRADE 3 (REPLACEMENTS) REF NO:
MPDOH/FEB/23/37 (X8 POSTS)
SALARY : R176 865 – R231 231 per annum, (plus service benefits)


CENTRE : Lothair EMS Station (X3 Posts), Leandra EMS Station (X3 Posts) (Gert
Sibande District) and Nkangala Emergency Communication Centre (X2 Posts)


(Nkangala District)
REQUIREMENTS : Senior Certificate / Grade 12 or equivalent. Ambulance Emergency Assistant


certificate. Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
(HPCSA) as an Ambulance Emergency Assistant (2023). Current registration


with the HPCSA (deposit slip will not be accepted). Unendorsed driver’s licence
(C1) and valid professional drivers permit (PrDP) for transporting patients.


Candidates are expected to write an assessment test and test driving.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies: 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 life. The ideal candidates must: Possess knowledge of
Intermediate 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
ambulance, Obstetric ambulance, inter-facility ambulance, communication


centres and Patient Transport Services as per the allocation or deployment by
EMS management.
DUTIES : Treat, stabilize and transport

patients according to the Intermediate Life
Support scope of practice as per HPCSA Protocols. Respond to all calls as
dispatched by the Communication Centre or as requested by other medical


professionals to assist with Intermediate Life Support of patient treatment.
Maintain best clinical practice 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 checklist, report all losses, damages and discrepancies to the
Shift Leader. Wash, clean and disinfect the interior/exterior of the 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. Assist in maintaining a clean and tidy station.
Complete and submit all 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 EMS Standard Operational Procedures. Actively participate in
training and quality assurance programs. Perform any other duties as


delegated by the supervisor. Candidates are expected to work shifts, they
should be mentally and physically fit to perform their duties.

ENQUIRIES : Mr. Michael Mlangeni Tel No: (013) 766 3753 / Mr. Emmanuel Makokoropo Tel
No: (013) 766 3384 / Ms. Gugu Nkosi Tel No: (013) 766 3103 / Ms. Nomsa


Maphanga Tel No: (013) 766 3207 / Ms. Sebenzile Mthisi Tel No: (013) 766
3339 and IT related queries: Help desk: Tel No: (013) 766 3018.


APPLICATIONS : Departmental Online Application System: www.mpuhealth.gov.za

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