Equipment and Supply Technician
BC Ambulance Service - Victoria, BC

Clerk R9 - $20.39 - $23.07 hourly
Union: BCGEU
Positions: 8 Regular, 4 Casual (Auxiliary), 8 Casual (As and When)

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Location: Victoria, BC

BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) is the largest provider of emergency medical services in Canada and one of the largest in North America. BCAS operates under the authority of the Emergency and Health Services Commission (EHSC) which is currently transitioning to become a key part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). BCAS is the lead EMS agency in British Columbia. BCAS strives to provide timely and high quality emergency medical services by caring for our patients and staff, providing creative solutions for changing health care needs and collaborating with our partners in the health care system and community.

Reporting to the Logistics Supervisor, the Equipment and Supply Technician (EST) is responsible for sanitizing and processing medical equipment, supplies and vehicles to maximize BC Ambulance Service resource availability and ensure appropriate quality assurance and improvement for related items, in accordance with BC Ambulance Service policies and procedures, prior to and/or during vehicle assignment to shifts.

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES / DELIVERABLES

  • Carries out primary equipment and supply checks of vehicles and medical equipment prior to use by on duty paramedics
  • Carries out routine and deep cleaning of BC Ambulance Service vehicles and equipment
  • Undertakes specialized decontamination of vehicles used to transport patients with communicable diseases
  • Performs and reports preventative maintenance on medical equipment including stretchers, stair chairs, scoop backboards, oxygen and suction testing, glucometers, etc., in accordance with provincial standards, policy and procedure.
  • Performs courier services to stations and 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.
  • Jockeys the BC Ambulance Service fleet to and from the service centres and for operational purposes and, on occasion, directly to incidents (i.e. multi-patient).
  • Identifies problems, liaises with appropriate staff and ensures quick turnaround of vehicle and equipment to minimize downtime so that resource availability is maximized.
  • Assists the Manager, Logistics 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.
  • Performs other related duties consistent with the duties outlined above.
  • Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable health and safety legislation and all corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to occupational health and safety.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The ability and willingness to work rotating shifts is required.
The position may require some overnight travel.

COMMENTS

Specific job duties will vary dependent on the location and requirements of the position

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Completion of Grade 12 plus a minimum of one year recent, related and demonstrated experience handling equipment as well as some work experience with the assembly and disassembly of equipment, preferably medical equipment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

  • Licensed to operate BC Ambulance vehicles.

Knowledge of the following will be an asset:

Inventory control and material handling techniques

  • Medical/ambulance equipment
  • Basic preventative maintenance methods for vehicles and equipment
  • Methods and techniques of carrying out routine, deep and specialized sanitizing of vehicles and equipment
  • Performance based principles

Skills and Abilities:

Effective communications skills both orally and written

  • Tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Be in good physical health
  • Basic keyboarding skills

And have the ability to;

  • operate/drive Ambulance Service vehicles
  • lift heavy equipment, including stretchers
  • accurately check and re-supply medical equipment and supplies
  • perform preventative maintenance and identify problems
  • and be willing, to work rotating shifts
  • use standard Microsoft office including: Excel and SharePoint for data entry and e-mail
  • be tactful, conscientious and professional
  • be a team player and at the same time be able to work independently
  • manage changing priorities and competing demands to accomplish objectives in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • analyze problems, identify key factors and underlying causes, and generate solutions
  • maintain clear and open communications with internal and external clients regarding mutual expectations, client satisfaction, and take action to correct problems promptly without judgement
  • work creatively within standard procedures to fit a specific situation to meet operational objectives
  • work cooperatively within diverse work teams
  • establish effective systems and processes and monitor to meet and or exceed objectives
  • remain calm in a fast-paced environment
  • be expeditious thorough, neat and meticulous in carrying out the work

Competencies:

  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating
  • Problem solving/Judgement
  • Results Focused
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Service Orientation

Provincial Programs, Logistics and Special Services provide support to the organization in the areas of Emergency Management, Asset Management and Special Operations Services. Logistics staff will be deployed in various centres around the province to provide for the availability, delivery, cleaning and maintenance of ambulance equipment. Logistics staff will work with, support, and take direction from operations managers from other program areas as required.

An eligibility list may be established.

PLEASE APPLY ON LINE AT WWW.BCAS.CA BEFORE OR ON MARCH 1/13.


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