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Ambulance Readiness Technicians (ART)


Ambulance Readiness Technicians (ART)

BC Emergency Health Services

Chilliwack, BC

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 Ambulance Readiness Technicians (ART) 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

  • Carries 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.
  • Carries 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.
  • Liaise with Paramedics, Supervisor and IT to assist in the repair of radio and telecommunications equipment on BCEHS units.
  • Performs 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.
  • Performs 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.
  • Replenishes stockroom and advises supervisor when stock needs to be reorders by pulling reorder cards. Removes defective or expired stock from work vehicles and stock room.
  • Receives, unpacks and checks incoming inventory, ensuring that goods are delivered as per specifications. Checks invoices against orders and goods received and reports discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Removes Garbage and soiled Linens from Ambulances and work areas and perform basic repairs on units such as Bulb replacement and stretcher locking bars.
  • Jockeys 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.
  • Identifies problems, liaises with appropriate staff and ensures quick turnaround of vehicle and equipment to minimize downtime so that resource availability is maximized.
  • Assists 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 as assigned.

What you bring


  • Grade 10, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid Class 5 vehicle licence REQUIRED
  • 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.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
$28.91 / Hour
8530 Young Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4P1
Closing date:
Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work:
07:00-15:00 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition #

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

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:

PHSA is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA’s North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of July 8, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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