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Basic Ambulance Assistant

Function Other

Facility Richards Bay Kwazulu Natal

Position Basic Ambulance Assistant


Exciting Fixed Term Locum position will become available for a Basic Ambulance Assistant at Life Health Solutions (LHS), as part of the Life EMS Department, in Richards Bay. The successful candidates will be responsible for the rendering of quality services, which is effective and efficient, and meets and exceeds company and customers’ expectations and requirements.

The successful candidate will work 12 hour shifts on a rotation basis, as and when required based on operational demands. Critical Outputs

  • Provide quality Emergency Medical, Rescue Services at the designated client sites.
  • Provide emergency care, including medical response and medical rescue (where required and specified by the Client).
  • Ensure legal compliance and confidentiality of personal information of the Client’s employees and contractors, related documentation, treatment and care.
  • Meeting the prescribed professional and quality standards of the HPCSA, Life LHS / Life EMS and the Client.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene of the workplace and base station, adhering to infection control policies and procedures as well as safety policies and procedures.
  • Implementation and adherence to infection control policies and procedures as well as safety policies and procedures.
  • General administrative functions i.e. assist with the compiling of relevant procedures, maintaining patient files, record keeping, stock and asset control, replenishment of Client’s first aid boxes in accordance with a replenishment schedule and plan.
  • Assistance with in-service training of staff and, where required, Client employees.
  • Ensuring the total satisfaction of our clients through continuous improvement and added value.
  • Form part of the Client’s Emergency Response Team and assist with any specific training requirements they might have.


  • Current registration with the HPCSA Professional Board of Emergency Care Providers as a Basic Ambulance Assistant with, at least, 2 years’ clinical work experience, in an operation environment. Mining experience will be an advantage.

*Certificate of Competence of the following Medical Rescue courses will be an advantage:

  • Motor Vehicle Rescue
  • High Angle Rescue I & II
  • Confined Space Rescue

* Candidates with the above courses will be given preference

**Current certificates – (advantageous and will be a requirement to successfully complete these courses, if appointed):

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
  • International Trauma Life Support

* *Candidates with the above courses will be given preference

  • Certificate of Competence (advantageous and may be a requirement to successfully complete these courses, if appointed):
  •  Defensive Driving

Industry experience would be advantageous.

  • Good general understanding of legislation pertaining to the specific business environment of Life LHS and the Client.
  • A motivated team player, who is willing to offer extended commitment to ensure operational standards and efficiencies are met and maintained.
  • Excellent interpersonal and client liaison skills and able to work to tight timelines and client deliverables.
  • Ability to cope under pressure within a complex, challenging environment.
  • Computer literacy in all recognized Microsoft Office packages ESSENTIAL.
  • Code C1 (10) or above with PrDP – (non-negotiable).
  • Own reliable transport – (non-negotiable).
  • Own accommodation

*Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements will NOT be consideredCompetencies

  • Problem-solving, judgment
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  • Influencing skills
  • Business insight
  • Drive and energy analysis
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships & networking
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Verbal & written communication skills

Contact Chad Jones

Email CV: [email protected]

Please specify the position you are applying for when submitting your CV.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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