Paramedics are also part of the healthcare industry. Paramedics usually work outside the hospital as part of the emergency medical service that is dispatched with an ambulance. They mostly handle emergencies at home ,road accidents and other accidents or situations that need emergency medical attention. This is mostly when people cannot come to the hospital on their own due to complications in an emergency situation. Paramedic Learnerships are highly in demand and are provided by health industry companies in South Africa.
This profession has advanced greatly since the first emergency care personnel was used in the 1970’s. The first paramedics only transported sick and injured people to hospital but these days they are more trained and are seen as mobile nurses in a way. Every call received will differ from the previous or the next one, that’s why , paramedics need to be well experienced in cardiac arrest, resuscitation, important treatments for external, internal damage, medication, delivering babies, mental health issues and more.
Paramedic Learnerships Available
This field offers what the name says they basically offer paramedic learnerships. Many of the learnerships provided can be for a one or two year period. It is usually inclsive of practicals and theoretical training or learning. It includes all areas of emergency care including ambulance driving, medical procedures, medicine and more. It is a life-saving and changing career.
Emergency Care Worker
Companies offering Paramedic Learnerships
Department of Health North West
Department of Health Polokwane
Department of Health Kwa Zulu Natal
SAPS – South African Paramedic Services
Paramedic Learnerships Requirements
Many companies will have the same requirements for this field. However, if you want to apply for paramedic learnerships be sure that you are aware of the requirements of the company you are applying to . If you do not meet all the requirements, you are not qualified to apply. Here is a basic list of the requirements you can expect.
You must be a SA citizen
Must have a valid South African ID book or document
You must have finishedyour Grade 12 and hold a Matric certificate with a 50% average
Must have passed English, Mathematics & Physical Science with a 40% mark on level 4 (NGF)
Applicants must submit a CV, all academic results, copy of ID or citizenship with the application. All section of the application must be filled and all details written on it must be current. Selected candidates who make the shortlist will be contacted and may be required to attend an interview, health check or further assessments.