Driver

Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Health

Salary: $28596- $21720

Grade: R38 - R48

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Wednesday April 14, 2021

Days Left: 2

About the Job

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Driver in the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

 

Job Purpose

 

The purpose of this job is to provide adequate transportation and messenger service throughout the Ministry in an efficient manner.

Main Responsibilities include:

1.   Providing internal and external messenger/delivery services for the Hospital, Clinics, Dental, Health Promotion, Oriole Villa and the Ministry of Health Headquarters and Social Services. 


2.   Collecting mails for the Ministry facilities from the General Post Office. 


3.   Delivering purchase orders to merchants, collect goods and compare invoices and receipts to purchase order.


4.   Transporting staff to and from the Hospital on the Hospital’s business or as requested by the Facilities Manager, Maintenance Technician, Secondary Care Manager and nurse in charge outside regular working hours.


5.   Transporting workers to and from work on the required shifts.


6.   Monitoring the operations of the vehicles and report to the Facilities Manager as appropriate.  Ensure that the vehicle's fuel gauge is always above quarter tank and request fuel purchase orders as required. 


7.   Handover the vehicle at the end of the shift to the incoming driver ensuring that the appropriate checks are conducted. 


8.   Ensuring the interior of the vehicle is clean on each shift.


9.   Transporting meals and linen to and from the wards and geriatric units/ homes where use of a vehicle is necessary. 


10.Transporting in-patients and out-patients to and from the hospital and         

     between the internal hospital units.


11.Assisting administrative or other staff with lifting of any furniture or equipment.

                                                                                                                        

12.Assisting with orderly duties.  These include:


To assist hospital/medical staff with matters pertaining to patient/client care including:

-          moving and handling of patients within the hospital and to and from the hospital

-          collecting and delivering results and samples to and from the laboratory

-          collecting and delivering drug boxes for the pharmacy

-          transporting Pharmacy and Laboratory stores by trolley

-          transporting medical supplies in the absence of the drivers or stores assistant

-          collecting and delivering patient records and x-Rays for the wards and medical records

-          transporting meals and dishes by trolley to and from the hospital kitchen, ward and Geriatric homes

-          transporting of furniture and equipment internally and externally

-          cleaning casualty, patient trolleys and mortuary trolleys

-          dusting high areas

-          disposing garbage from all sites within the hospital and geriatric homes to hospital garbage holding area

-          autoclaving of dressings and surgical instruments

-          collecting and changing medical gases

-          changing cooking gas in the absence of the maintenance technician

-          incinerating or burying placenta, amputated limbs, lab waste and used needles

-          transporting bodies from the wards and geriatric homes and to mortuary

-          performing all mortuary functions and assisting with post-mortems and sanitizing as necessary

-          assisting medical, nursing and geriatric staff with patients at the hospital and residents at the geriatric home

 

 

Person Specification/Key Skills Requirements (Qualifications, Experience and Interpersonal):

The Applicant should possess:

·         A Public Service License

·         School Leaver’s Certificate

·         Be able to able to read and write

·         Be physically fit

Terms of Appointment

Appointment will be made on a permanent basis. 

 

Remuneration Package

Basic Salary

The salary scale for the post is R48-38, that is, EC$21, 720 to $28, 596 per annum (taxable). 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at www.gov.ms (click on ‘Jobs with the Government of Montserrat’) or by contacting the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to jobs@gov.ms or by telephone at (+664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at (+664) 491-6234.  A two day training exercise will be held for applicants and applicants will be required to shadow substantive post holders on assigned shifts prior to interviews.

 

To apply send your completed application form or curriculum vitae with a recent police certificate/record and a cover letter with the names of at least two referees to the Human Resources Management Unit by April 14, 2021.

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