Emergency Medical Technicians

at URCS- Uganda Red Cross Society
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 27, 2021
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency USD

Description

Full job descriptions is below and you can get the application template from here

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; [email protected] or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of the applications is 9th August 2021 at 5.00 p.m.

When applying please indicate your preferred location.

Due to large volumes of applications, only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title Emergency Medical Technicians (5 positions)
Grade UR6
Reports Programme Manager - Response to Public Health Emergencies
Location Field-based, various locations
Duration Ten (10) months with possibility of renewal
Date July 2021
Job Purpose:

The Emergency Medical Technician is required to be one of the first healthcare professionals to arrive at the scene of an emergency. The main role of this position is to ensure timely arrival of the ambulance at the scene of an emergency, provide emergency medical care on site and in the course of transportation to the health facility. 24-hour shift work (including weekends) is usually a standard requirement of the job.

Key responsibilities:

Responding to emergency calls and coordinating with the emergency response teams;
Assessing patients, providing emergency treatment, making working diagnoses and referral to appropriate health facility;
Monitoring and administering medication, pain relief and intravenous infusions accordingly in line with one’s scope of practice;
Dressing wounds/injuries;
Transporting patients to hospital and continuing to provide treatment while in transit;

Qualifications
Minimum Diploma in Clinic Medicine, Nursing or Paramedical related courses from a reputable organisation;
Additional training in Basic or Advanced Life Support procedures will be an added advantage;
MUST be registered with relevant Professional Council and in possession of a valid Practicing Licence.
Essential Experience
At least 1 years’ experience in Clinical Practice, specifically in Surgical/Emergency/Medical Departments OR in a busy Health Facility.
Knowledge of Ambulance Service operations will be an added advantage.
Essential Skills
High level of integrity
Should have strong communication and Interpersonal skills.
Understands basic medical-legal principles
A caring and outgoing personality
Good communication skills