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Make Ready Operative

Berkshire Hub

Minimum Wage

Job Description

To prepare ambulance for operational duty to an agreed quality standard for the benefits of our patients and staff. This will include cleaning, decontaminating, stocking, safety/functional checks of on-board equipment (medical and non-medical) and vehicle roadworthiness checks.

To act autonomously to ensure the continuation of Make Ready Services within the area of responsibility to maximise the availability of our ambulances to deliver patient care.

To ensure that all general areas of the station are kept clean and tidy, utilising the station cleaning logs and best practice to ensure a high standard of infection prevention and control.

The role will involve shifts including working nights and weekends.

Undertake the following tasks and responsibilities including: 

• Vehicles and equipment are clean and ready to meet the stated daily operational requirements. This will include as a minimum:

• The cleaning of the inside of the ambulance including all surfaces and equipment to an agreed Infection Prevention and Control Standard.

• The decontamination of the inside of the ambulance including all surfaces and equipment to an agreed infection Prevention and Control standard.

• Cleaning the exterior of the ambulance

• The deep cleaning programme for vehicles is carried and recorded correctly to Elite EMS policy.

• The correct scale of stocking of clinical equipment and consumables. This will include:

• The correct levels of stock for the response bags, specialist pouches and equipment with particular attention to ensure all items are within their use by /service dates in accordance with the agreed clinically and operationally approved polices.

• Ensuring accurate booking out of any stock and equipment and where required identifying items requiring ordering to ensure adequate stocks are maintained.

• Use Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure vehicles are at all times are correctly stocked with equipment and consumables.

• All make ready quality standards set by Elite EMS are met.

• The storeroom is and adequately stocked and clean.

• Any request for operational movement of vehicles and equipment is undertaken.

• Plan and prepare ambulances to meet strict time deadlines and any other operational requirements.

• If required, working at remote and satellite sites, this will be directed by Control or an appropriate manager.

• A high level of sustained physical effort in the kitting, de-kitting, cleaning and decontamination of vehicles.

• To be competent in the use of specialist tools such as pressure washers, steam cleaners, fogging and valeting equipment.

• To assist Fleet services in maintaining the operational serviceability of vehicle fleet by undertaking visual vehicle inspections and minor running repairs to the vehicles. Only when directed by Fleet, or a manager.

• Ability to self-manage workload and priorities without direct supervision.

Person Specification
  • Able to make logical decisions

  • Act with honesty and Integrity

  • Work with others to accomplish results

  • Make time to help and support colleagues

  • Prepared to go the extra mile

  • Open about making mistakes and able to learn from them

  • Strive to be the best – average isn’t an option

  • Lead by example

  • Flexibility in thinking, reasoning and problem solving

  • Communicate with positive intent

  • Share information openly and proactively

  • Demonstrate modesty

  • Personally accountable for successful outcomes

  • Apply continuous improvement to deliver repeatable results

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