In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of BC Emergency Health Services, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at BC Emergency Health Services, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all patient and employee safety aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager, the Equipment and Supply Technician (EST) is responsible for sanitizing and processing critical medical equipment, restocking supplies on vehicles, performing and documenting vehicle checks, receiving of goods and maintaining stockroom and work areas to maximize BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) resource availability. Ensure appropriate quality assurance and improvement for related items, in accordance with BCAS policies and procedures, prior to and/or during vehicle assignment to shifts.
This position is required to work rotating shifts and some overnight travel. Must have the physical ability to perform all functions required to clean, sanitize and stock ambulances which includes proper PPE use and ability to lift 40kgs.
1. Carries out primary equipment and supply checks of vehicles and medical equipment prior to use by on-duty paramedics and complete all necessary paperwork. This may require removal or rotation of equipment if found to be defective or in need of repair.
2. Carries out routine cleaning, deep cleaning and decontamination of HIV, Hepatitis, Norwalk and other similar contaminations of all BC Ambulance Service vehicles and equipment which will require the use PPE.
3. Liaise with Paramedics, Supervisor and IT to assist in the repair of radio and telecommunications equipment on BCEHS units.
4. Performs and reports preventative maintenance on medical equipment including stretchers, stair chairs, scoop backboards, oxygen and suction testing, glucometers in accordance with provincial standards, policy and procedure.
5. Performs courier services to stations for delivery and pick up of medical equipment, and may include the restocking of stations, posting of Paramedic Service notices, and couriering of confidential documents, payroll and other documentation.
6. Replenishes stockroom and advises supervisor when stock needs to be reorders by pulling reorder cards. Removes defective or expired stock from work vehicles and stock room.
7. Receives, unpacks and checks incoming inventory, ensuring that goods are delivered as per specifications. Checks invoices against orders and goods received and reports discrepancies to supervisor.
8. Removes Garbage and soiled Linens from Ambulances and work areas and perform basic repairs on units such as Bulb replacement and stretcher locking bars.
9. Jockeys the BC Ambulance Service fleet to and from the service centers for operational purposes and, on occasion, directly to incidents (i.e. multi-patient). May jockey and/or deliver fleet throughout the Province and return old fleet back to centralized locations in Vancouver and/or Victoria.
10. Identifies problems, liaises with appropriate staff and ensures quick turnaround of vehicle and equipment to minimize downtime so that resource availability is maximized.
11. Assists with inventory checking, may include data input of inventory on hand/stock re-orders into computerized system, and may also input information into other computerized systems.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience
Grade 10, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid Class 5 vehicle licence if applicable.
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to communicate and deal effectively with others.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize work. Labor Agreement Facilities Subsector Requisition # 091392E-2336371 Work Site 8100 Nordell Way, Delta Job Type Temporary, Full-Time Temporary Duration Until return of incumbent Salary/Rate $24.02 / Hour FTE 1.00 Hours of Work Rotating 4 on 4 off; 07:00 - 18:13 Work Days Stat, Rotating Expiry Date 19-Feb-2020