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Emergency Care Officer x8 – Government Vacancies

Emergency Care Officer – Government Vacancies


Grade: 3 (Replacements) 



Monthly Salary: R14,738 – R19,269 (plus service benefits)



  • Lothair EMS Station (X3 Posts), 
  • Leandra EMS Station (X3 Posts) 
  • GertSibande District and Nkangala Emergency Communication Centre (X2 Posts)
  • (Nkangala District)

Location: Mpumalanga

Disclaimer: Mzansi Press is not the official poster of this job. This job was collected from the recently updated South African government jobs in circular 5 of 2023

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Mpumalanga Department Of Health

Basic 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 license (C1) and a valid professional driver’s 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: of Emergency Medical Services and will be responsible to provide pre-hospital treatment within the scope of Intermediate Life Support and transporting 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 an understanding of EMS and its line of business. 

Possess knowledge of basic Medical Rescue. Possess knowledge of Rules and Regulations of the 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 centers, and Patient Transport Services as per the allocation or deployment by EMS management.

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Duties and Responsibilities: 

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 maintain 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 the 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.

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For more info contact (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) 7663339

IT-related queries: Help desk: Tel No: (013) 766 3018.

Application Address: Departmental Online Application System:

Closing Date: 24 February 2023 

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