20 Fresher Emergency Medical Technician NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)


Job Title:     Emergency Medical Technicians (20
Fresher Jobs)

Organization: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:

Reports to: Programme


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;
  • 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;
  • Compile periodic reports;
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a 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;
  • Should be registered with relevant professional council and in
    possession of a valid practicing licence.
  • One year of  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
  • High level of integrity
  • Should have strong communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Understands basic medical-legal principle
  • 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


Note: URCS
had initially advertised to recruit Emergency Medical Care Officers who are
graduates in Medicine and Surgery or Nursing to manage ambulance and emergency
medical evacuations. By Ministry of Health Emergency Medical Services HR
Structure and polices, the Doctors are suitable for Class C ambulances that are
equipped enough to support some emergency lifesaving procedures like
tracheotomy. The Ministry thus advised us to hire Emergency Medical Technicians
who match Class B ambulances.


How to Apply:

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 or hand delivered, and or
by post to:

The Secretary

Uganda Red Cross

Plot 551/555 Rubaga

P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.


Email: vacancies@redcrossug.org


Applications from
suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are
hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS
is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its


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


Deadline: 28th September 2020


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