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Vacancy Details
A job opportunity

A job opportunity exists for the right candidate in Western Cape
The Department of Health and Wellness is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in the regard will be appreciated.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government.
  Employment Type: Permanent
  Reference No: EMSSECCA2/2023
  Western Cape

Minimum educational qualification:
• Senior Certificate (or equivalent).

Appropriate Emergency/ Medical Call-Centre experience. Extensive knowledge of GEMC/CAD computer aided dispatching system.
Inherent requirement of the job:

Ability to communicate effectively in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Competencies (knowledge/skills):

• Computer literacy (MS Office).
• Basic knowledge of the topographical layout of the Western Cape.
• Good leadership and supervisory skills.
• Good work organization and prioritization skills.
• Ability to work shifts as per roster.
• Good listening skills.
• Must be able to utilise mapping software for resource allocation
Duties (key result areas/outputs):

• Manage caller anxiety and stress and provide life-saving telephonic interventions.
• Accurately record information in order to ensure data integrity and subsequent appropriate management intervention.
• Alert supervisors to recurrent incidents, as well as exceptional incidents of a critical life threatening in nature, particularly in the mass casualty context.
• Implement any instructions as per the identified medical dispatch protocol reference system (MDPRS).
• Mobilise vehicle resources, control the deployment of resources and react to delays in the individual status of the deployed vehicles
• Manage Major Incidents according to plan Delta and MIMMS, and mobilize other emergency services incl.
• Traffic, Fire SAPS and Disaster Management when required.
• Training and supervision of Emergency Communications students during their elective

Please be advised that all shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a driving evaluation, as well as a Medical, Physical, Mental and Emotional assessment. The 12-month probation period of successful candidates for the posts of Emergency Care Officers, Emergency Care Technicians and Paramedics shall also include a 3-phase driver competency assessment. Incomplete applications without the necessary uploaded documents will not be considered for an assessment / interview. Relocation costs to the area of appointment will not be paid by the Department.

Ms M Lambert, (021) 944-9225/9228/9237
R 241 485 per annum
Starting Date:
9/20/2023 12:00:00 AM
Candidates may be subjected to a competency test. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. As directed by the Department of Public Service and Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records and previous employment.
  • It will be expected of shortlisted candidates to be:
  • available at the venue on the time and date as determined by the Department and
  • bring along recently (not older than 6 months) certified copies of your Identity Document (ID), driver’s license (if applicable for the post), qualification and/or proof of registration at relevant statutory body. Failure to adhere to the aforementioned may lead to his/her application being disqualified and not further considered.
Closing date: 2/24/2024 12:00:00 AM