As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
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.
What you'll do
Carry 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.
Carry 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.
Liaise with Paramedics, Supervisor and IT to assist in the repair of radio and telecommunications equipment on BCEHS units.
Perform 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.
Perform 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.
Replenish stockroom and advises supervisor when stock needs to be reorders by pulling reorder cards. Remove defective or expired stock from work vehicles and stock room.
Receive, unpack and check incoming inventory, ensuring that goods are delivered as per specifications. Check invoices against orders and goods received and reports discrepancies to supervisor.
Remove Garbage and soiled Linens from Ambulances and work areas and perform basic repairs on units such as Bulb replacement and stretcher locking bars.
Jockey 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.
Identify problems, liaise with appropriate staff and ensures quick turnaround of vehicle and equipment to minimize downtime so that resource availability is maximized.
Assist 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.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
What you bring
Grade 10, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid Class 5 vehicle licence if applicable.
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.
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $24.99 per hour
Location: 3300 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 3L1
Hours of Work: 05:17-16:30, 15:00-02:13 Monday to Friday
What we do
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.