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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.
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.