PARAMEDIC GRADE 1– 4(X10 POSTS)

Directorate: Emergency Medical Services

SALARY : R254 382 – R461 940 per annum (plus benefits)

CENTRE : Various Districts

REQUIREMENTS :

Grade 1:
Grade 12 certificate with successful completion of Critical Care
Assistance (CCA) qualification that allows registration with the HPCSA as
Paramedic. Registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic (CCA) and proof of current
registration. No experience required after registration with the HPCSA as
Paramedic (CCA).

Grade 2:
Grade 12 certificate with successful completion of
Critical Care Assistance (CCA) qualification or recognized National Diploma that
allows registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic. Registration with the HPCSA
as Paramedic with CCA or National Diploma and proof of current registration. 7
Years’ experience required after registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic (CCA)
and no experience required after registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic with
a National Diploma.

Grade 3:
Grade 12 certificate with successful completion of
Critical Care Assistance (CCA) qualification or recognized National Diploma that
allows registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic or successful completion of a
recognized B Tech degree that allows registration with the HPCSA as Emergency
Care Practitioner (ECP). Registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic (CCA or
NDIP) or ECP and proof of current registration. 14 Years’ experience required after
registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic (CCA), 7 years’ experience required
after registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic (NDIP) and a registered ECP
requires no experience.

Grade 4:
Grade 12 certificate with successful completion
of Critical Care Assistance (CCA) qualification or recognized National Diploma that
allows registration with the HPCSA as a Paramedic or successful completion of a
B Tech degree that allows registration with the HPCSA as an Emergency Care
Practitioner (ECP). Registration with HPCSA as a Paramedic (CCA or NDIP) or
ECP and proof of current registration. 24 years’ experience required after
registration with the HPCSA as a Paramedic (CCA), 17 years’ experience required
after registration with the HPCSA as Paramedic (NDIP) and 10 years’ experience
required after registration as an ECP.

DUTIES : Check the allocated vehicle and equipment and complete the checklist. Report all
losses, damages, discrepancies, deficiencies to the shift manager. Wash, clean
and disinfect the interior/exterior of the vehicle. Treat patients in accordance with
relevant ALS protocols, as per HPCSA and transport patients to hospital, from
scene and between hospitals in accordance with the relevant protocols. Maintain
best clinical practices in accordance with quality standards, including updating
oneself with continuous medical education through CPD systems, as required by
HPCSA. Change and replenish surgical sundries and medical gases and ensure
that expired items are disposed of timeously and/or exchange for fresh stock.
Always maintain the unit in a clean condition and good working order. Respond to
opportunities that enhance professional development (e.g. in- service training,
attend workshops, forum meetings and update staff accordingly). Use all
equipment and government property correctly. Assist in maintaining a clean and
tidy base. Complete and submit all appropriate paperwork to the shift senior before
the termination of the shift. 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 and other EMS policies. Always maintain
accurate and reliable records. Assume responsibility for the security of the vehicle
and equipment. Perform overtime duties in accordance with Emergency Medical
Services Policy. Provide In-service training to BLS and ILS staff. Undertake inter-
facility transfers on Intensive care units, obstetric ambulances and all other inter-
facility ambulances. Undertake any other duties as allocated by a Shift
supervisor/Station Manager/Sub District manager/ District Manager. Respond to
emergency calls within stipulated response times on primary response vehicles
and ambulances. Provide emergency medical assistance to clinical staff at primary
and secondary institutions throughout the Province. Perform emergency medical
care & treatment, at special events and special operations in the Province. Perform
duties as per allocated shift roster, i.e. day and night duties.

ENQUIRIES : Mr C Errakiah Tel No: (011) 564 2053

APPLICATIONS :
Applications must be delivered directly to:

Emergency Medical Services,
Continuity SA,
Growth Point Business Park,
Corner Old Pretoria Road and Tonetti Street,
Midrand

or posted to
P.O Box 8311
Halfway House
1685

CLOSING DATE : 07 May 2021

Department of Health

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