Patient Transport Service Drivers (Bank)
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Patient Transport Service Driver (Ambulance)
Bank Hours / 0 Hour contract
There are plenty of hours and shifts available that can suit you. Ranging from 08.00-20.00 / 10.00-22.00 or even shorter shifts.
MET-Medical Ambulance Station and deployment throughout the UK.
Immediate start available.
Patient Transport Service Drivers must have a C1 Licence and ideally a Blue Light Emergency Driving Qualification e.g. IHCD D1/D2 or Emergency Response Ambulance Driving QCF. The C1 License is essential and Blue Light Qualification is desirable.
Due to the nature of this role successful candidates must have the ability to work in an emergency ambulance environment and have good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, as well as being able to work as part of a team.
The transportation of ambulant, non-ambulant and stretcher patients, who require a responsive level of care and assistance, providing emergency aid, where appropriate and within the scope of practice, in order to preserve life, prevent further injury or deterioration and promote recovery.
The job purpose is to provide and maintain a caring environment for non-emergency patients and provide a transport service as appropriate for the needs of the patient.
Convey allocated patients and escorts to and from home address, to and from hospital or other treatment centres and between hospitals, other treatment centres or care facilities in a professional and caring manner, which creates customer satisfaction.
To ensure that at all times patient safety remains paramount and that safe systems of work are adhered to regarding stretchers, carry chairs, wheelchairs, clamps, seat belts etc.
To complete all paperwork in respect of patient transfer accurately and legibly and return it to base at the end of a shift
Ensure the patients home is secured if left unattended and maintain the security of, when entrusted with responsibility for, valuables including money, and personal belongings whilst the patients is in your care.
Preparing and driving vehicle, providing a daily VDI report for the vehicle you drive or ensuring that where appropriate your crewmember has done so before commencing a shift.
Carry out risk assessments to assess hazards, then implement safe systems of work and reduce risks to yourself, patients and other persons involved.
To ensure that appropriate Lifting and handling techniques are applied as per training when moving patients under non-emergency conditions, using appropriate equipment where necessary. This may include being part of a two person crew where manual handling lifting is required or supporting other staff when transporting bariatric patients
Essential / Experience:
•Emergency Care Assistant Course, FREC, FPOS-A or FPOS-I certificate
•Hold a valid EU Driving License (No more than 3 endorsement points)
•C1 Category entitlement (Or have provisional with the aim to gain within 4 weeks of starting)
•Evidence of Continual Professional Development
•Have successfully completed an approved emergency ambulance-driving course to the national standards eg. D1/D2 (Blue light emergency driving qualification)
•Effective social skills gained from experience, dealing with the public
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
•Ability to carry out manual handling including the lifting of patients and equipment.
•Good knowledge of current operational procedures and clinical practices
•Good verbal, listening and written communication skills
•Able to communicate across wide demographic boundaries in an appropriate manner
•Displays good interpersonal skills
•Demonstrate the ability and commitment to providing high quality patient care, appropriate to patient needs
•Able to operate all appropriate information systems in an efficient and effective manner relevant to this post
•Respects and applies patient confidentiality at all times
•Displays good diplomatic skills, is tactful and discreet.
•Good organisational skills, is able to identify priority pathways and act effectively under pressure
•Able to produce accurate records in accordance with MET-Medical policy.
•Is self motivated with ability to work within occupational guidelines
•Displays excellent attention to detail
•Maintains a flexible and proactive approach to work
•Demonstrate a commitment to team working.