Ambulance Driver

Date Posted: March 20, 2021, 7:39 a.m.

Job Description

Reporting to

Operations Manager

 

Grade

B

 

Function

Operations

Physical Location

Inside Wilson Airport, Nairobi

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

The job holder is responsible for carefully driving the ambulance and assisting the medical crew in transporting patients.

Observing road safety and responsible for ambulance maintenance

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operations

&Accountable Manager

Operations Manager

Ambulance Driver

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Ground Ambulance response

MAIN TASKS

Obtaining information from the Operations Emergency Control Center OECC on patients’ arrival and ensuring the correct Estimated Time of Arrival/Departure (ETA/ETD).

Ensuring the ambulance is ready and is positioned at the designated place to receive patients

Loading the patient in the ambulance, carefully driving to/from the hospital where the nurse or the doctor hands over/receives the patient.

Ensuring that the trip is executed smoothly, thus no over-speeding, carefully driving to avoid sudden motions that are detrimental to patients

Ensuring all equipment required for the trips/mission are loaded as per instructions.

Ensuring information/resources provided are used to deliver the required results

Assisting medical team to load and offload patients from ground ambulance

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

Full discretion and in compliance with SOPs

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

2. Vehicles Maintenance

MAIN TASKS

Cleaning the ambulances and other vehicles regularly and ensuring that they are ready for emergency response/missions respectively.

By use of a checklist, the vehicles to be maintained in good working condition.

Ensuring the vehicle are serviced and maintained in good mechanical order as well as observing the service schedules

Timely reporting of all mechanical anomalies and/resolving to ensure efficient operations.

Maintaining accurate and up to date records of the vehicle logbooks.

Operating company vehicles for transportation of authorized personnel or cargo as per company policy

Ensure to record mileage per trip as required

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

In conjunction with head driver

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

3. Road Safety

MAIN TASKS

Ensuring the safety of passengers at all times

Ensuring the safety of the vehicle and the contents are safeguarded all times

Ensuring all vehicles comply with the law; have valid inspection certificates, AA membership and valid insurance

Adhering to traffic rules at all times

Application of defensive driving to avoid incidences

Reporting any incidents/accidents on time as per company policy and as per road traffic guidelines

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

Full discretion

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

4. Performing Administrative Activities

MAIN TASKS

Ensuring that all documentation regarding a trip are done and all authorizations obtained in advance of the trip/mission

Delivering and or collecting cheques/invoices/other related communications/documentation as required and ensuring the delivery book is signed for all deliveries.

Providing transport to staff for official work as required.

Responsible for oxygen cylinder refiling and

Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining office files

Perform any other work-related duties as assigned

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

Full discretion

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

KCSE or equivalent

Valid driver’s license, must have a BCE

Certificate and knowledge in Basic First Aid

Current certificate of good conduct

 

Added advantage:

Certificate in BLS (Basic Life Support)

Training in advance and defensive driving

Vehicle care maintenance certificate

Diploma in a related field of study

 

Preferred Experience and Knowledge

4 year’s working experience as an ambulance driver with good track record

General understanding of vehicle care maintenance

Good understanding of the local laws applicable to driving emergency vehicles

 

Skills and competencies

Good command of English language, both oral and written

Deliver good customer service to clients

Ability to be organized, proactive and provide solutions where applicable.

Ability to plan and manage time

Ability to work in a team as well as independently

Ability to accurately follow instructions and be flexible

Ability to apply sound judgment in situations

 

Environmental conditions

Based at AMREF Flying Doctors Hangar, Wilson airport. AMREF Flying Doctors have a 24-hour work environment.

 

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to Amref Kenya via their Job portal via link Jobs at Amref Kenya

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