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 The Department of Health invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for X40 Emergency Care Officer Vacancies at their Department.

SALARY : R197 343 – R255 087 per annum, (plus service benefits)
CENTRE : Mpumalanga, South Africa

CLOSING DATE : 04 August 2023

X40 Emergency Care Officer Vacancies at Department of Health


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). 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.


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. Emmanuel Makokoropo Tel No: (013) 766 3384 / Ms. Gugu Nkosi (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.

How to apply

APPLICATIONS : Departmental Online Application System:

Download Z83 Form

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