Medical technicians and ambulance pilots are needed; applicants can walk into Chennai office

To recruit staff for the additional 150 ambulances that the 108 service is adding to its existing fleet, GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) is holding recruitment drives in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts on December 12 and 13 respectively.

The drive will be held at the Government Hospital in Tiruttani on December 12 and at the Chengalpattu Medical College on December 13.

However, applicants are also welcome to walk into the head office in Chennai at any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and submit applications for the job.

With about 200 vacancies each for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and pilots for the ambulances, EMRI is looking for three EMTs and three pilots for each ambulance.

Working on a roaster system, the technicians divide the hours to work on a round-the-clock schedule.

With funding from the National Rural Health Mission and the Tamil Nadu Health System Project, EMRI will be expanding its existing fleet of 547 ambulances to 700 by January 2013.

The applicants will be required to fulfil basic qualifications in order to apply for the two positions.

Candidates applying for the post of EMT must be science graduates and those applying for the post of pilot would have to have passed or failed their SSLC examinations and must have driving experience of five years. The applicant must also be a minimum of 162.5 cm tall.

Those who qualify for the jobs will be given a training session. While pilots will be put through a week-long training program, EMT candidates will be made to attend a rigorous 45-day programme where their skills and energy levels will be thoroughly checked.

During the course of the program, the candidates will be given hospital and ambulance training including intensive studies conducted at the head office.

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