Overview

Ambulance Driver

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 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
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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 judgement in situations
Environmental conditions

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

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Amref Kenya

Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million. We have 19 innovative products and project models that have successfully been implemented and transformed 5.4 million lives.