Title: Emergency Medical Technicians (20 positions) jobs at Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

 Title: Emergency Medical Technicians (20 positions)

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.

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 establishment.

Full job descriptions is below and you can get the  application template from here

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 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

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.

Closing date for receipt of the applications is 28th September 2020 at 5.00 p.m.

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

TitleEmergency Medical Technicians (20 positions)
GradeUR 6
ReportsProgramme Manager.
LocationField-based, various locations
DurationTen (10 Months) with possibility of renewal
DateSeptember 2020

Job Purpose:

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 responsibilities:

  1. Responding to emergency calls and coordinating with the emergency response teams;
  2. Assessing patients, providing emergency treatment, making working diagnoses and referral to appropriate health facility;
  3. Monitoring and administering medication, pain relief and intravenous infusions accordingly in line with one’s scope of practice;
  4. Dressing wounds/injuries;
  5. Transporting patients to hospital and continuing to provide treatment while in transit;
  6. Providing hospital staff with patient information including condition and treatment;
  7. Helping provide patient care at the health facilities;
  8. Communicating effectively with patients and their relatives/friends;
  9. Teaching and training members of the public to use first aid techniques correctly;
  10. Compile periodic reports;
  11. Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics;
  12. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Education Qualifications


  1. Minimum Diploma in Clinic Medicine, Nursing or Paramedical related courses from a reputable organisation;
  2. Additional training in Basic or Advanced life support procedures will be an added advantage;
  3. Should be registered with relevant professional council and in possession of a valid practicing licence.
Essential Experience


  1. At least 1 years’ experience in clinical practice, specifically in surgical/emergency/Medical departments OR in a busy health facility.
  2. Knowledge of Ambulance Service operations will be an added advantage.
Essential Skills


  1. High level of integrity 
  2. Should have strong communication and Interpersonal skills.
  3. Understands basic medical-legal principle
  4. A caring and outgoing personality
  5. Good communication skills
  6. The ability to make swift decisions and stay calm
  7. A good level of physical fitness
  8. Good navigational skills and driving skills
  9. Resilience
  10. Stamina 


Download application template from here


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