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  • Posted: Nov 27, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Western Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to the people of the Western Cape. We work closely with the national government and municipalities in the Western Cape to ensure that the citizens of the province have access to the services, facilities and information they need. We are committed to delivering an open opportunity society for ...
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    Director: Emergency Medical Services

    • An appropriate qualification (NQF 7) in a health-related field with at least 5 years’ experience at a middle or senior management level.


    • Sound experience in management in the health service environment in order to manage a health institution efficiently and effectively in terms of the management framework of the Public Service in accordance with the strategic direction of the National/Provincial Health Department. Proven management competencies specific to the emergency health care environment.
    • Inherent requirement of the job: Valid code B/EB driver’s licence.

    Competencies (knowledge/skills): 

    • Knowledge and skills in dealing with Medico-legal matters as they apply to EMS and Emergency Departments 
    •  In depth knowledge of the operational environment and Emergency Medical Services systems 
    •  Independent effective decision-making and problem-solving skills 
    •  Interpersonal skills, including Public Relations, negotiation, facilitation, and counseling skills, as well as presentation and Public speaking skills 
    •  Computer literacy skills, especially MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point as well as internet and e-mail 
    •  Understanding of and competency in the Public Sector Financial Management Systems, Human Resource Management and Development, Labour Relations, Staff Wellness, Occupational Health & Safety, EMS Information Management and Emergency Communications Systems 
    •  Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of Western Cape.

    Duties (key result areas/outputs): 

    • Strategic Management of Pre-Hospital Care, Medical Rescue services and Wilderness Search and Rescue services, Mass Incidents and Disaster Management, Special Events, as well as the integration of the Air Mercy Services 
    •  Ensure continuous maintenance or improvement of response-time performances 
    •  Strategic Management of patient transport services including Planned Patient Transfers and Inter-facility transfers 
    •  Ensure the effective management of the Information and Communication Technology Services 
    •  Developing and implementing a framework of norms and standards for EMS and the astute monitoring thereof 
    •  Develop protocols to improve the quality of care and decrease adverse patient incidents 
    •  Effective, efficient and sustainable financial planning and control 
    •  Manage the emergency and disaster medicine services across the Province 
    •  Ensure the integrated management of emergency clients through competent EMRS and Support personnel 
    •  Ensure effective EMRS Supply Chain Management structures and systems 
    •  Ensure that a positive attitude amongst EMS personnel is developed and motivation is sustained 
    •  Imbed Occupational Health and Safety in EMS 
    •  Ensure the effective management of EMRS facilities 
    •  Ensure that facilities and/or EMRS vehicles comply with relevant legislation and regulations 
    •  Implement and act on policy directives and decisions 
    •  Perform after-hours duties, on call availability for the management of operational coordination between emergency facilities 
    •  Overall responsible for Corporate Governance including all aspects of Human Resource Management, Development and sound Labour Relations.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Western Cape Government on to apply
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