Emergency Medical Technician NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

@ Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
  • Kampala, Uganda View on Map
  • Post Date : March 17, 2023
  • Salary: USh0
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  • Job ID 33038

Job Description

Job Title:  Emergency Medical Technician

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.


Job Summary:  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 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responding to emergency calls and coordinating with the emergency response teams to ensure appropriate patient referral;
  • 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;
  • Providing hospital staff with patient information including condition and treatment;
  • Helping provide patient care at the health facilities;
  • Communicating effectively with patients and their relatives/friends;
  • Teaching and training members of the public to use first aid techniques correctly;
  • Mentoring and supervising the ambulance care assistant/volunteer assigned to work in the ambulance;
  • Actively participate and make presentations during Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions that are conducted periodically;
  • Take inventory of ambulance consumables (medicines, medical sundries) and equipment and promptly notify the supervisor in case of stock-outs or malfunctioning equipment;
  • Work with the branch leadership to ensure effective partner engagements and safety of the ambulance and equipment;
  • Compile and submit work plans and periodic reports on patient evacuations/referrals, partner and community engagements and the status of the ambulance equipment;
  • Attend program and stakeholder meetings and make meaningful contributions;
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned occasionally.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing or any related field from an approved, recognized and reputable academic institution;
  • Registration with the relevant professional body with a valid Practicing License is a MUST;
  • Training in Basic Emergency Care ( BCE) /Basic Life Support ( BLS) and/or Advanced Life Support (ALS) with valid certification is an added advantage
  • Two years of relevant work experience in clinical practice, specifically in Ambulance/Surgical/Emergency/Medical departments OR in a busy health facility with sound knowledge of Uganda’s patient referral system


Core Competencies        

  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • Innovation and creatively
  • Stakeholder management
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Communication
  • Technology awareness
  • Policy research and development
  • Change capability and adaptability
  • Manage resources
  • Empowering and building trust


Knowledge and Skills

  • High level of integrity
  • A caring and outgoing personality
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to make swift decisions and stay calm
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Good navigational skills and driving skills
  • Resilience
  • Stamina
  • Leadership and mentorship skills


How to Apply:

Please send your filled application form Download Here and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms, academic transcripts and certificates should be e-mailed to; vacancies@redcrossug.org 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: vacancies@redcrossug.org


Due to large volumes of applications; only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.


Deadline: 27th March 2023 at 5: 00pm


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Date Posted 2023-03-15
Valid Through 2023-03-27
Hiring Organization Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda

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