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Job Reference: 6668
Number of Positions: 12
Job Category: Ambulance Driver/PTS Front Line
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £10.81
Location: Grays
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:UK Patient Transport Services
Closing Date: 06/09/2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Ambulance Driver

West Essex - Grays

£10.81 per hour

40 hours per week 

 

Job Outline:

The Ambulance Person will provide patient transport services, convey non-emergency patients to and from hospital and clinic appointments ensuring the patient’s welfare in transit and ensuring that safety and best practice are adhered to at all times.

Responsibilities: 

  • To understand patients special needs and mobility to ensure their safe transport ensuring the patients dignity and respect is maintained.
  • Drive an ambulance or ambulance car.
  • Operate interchangeably as either driver or attendant in a single person or 2- person ambulance crew and act and promote teamwork to ensure high standards of service delivery.
  • Assist, move and handle patients, who may be ambulatory or wheelchair bound, using appropriate equipment where necessary e.g. carrying patients up the stairs using carry chair, moving immobile patients in and out of bed, and manoeuvring patients in wheelchairs into and out of the vehicle and on stretchers as necessary. 
  • Ensure patients are safely seated whilst in transit.
  • Minimise and deal with aggressive and abusive behaviour to reduce risks to safety and ensure patient welfare.
  • Ensure the use of appropriate equipment and approved manual handling techniques.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and ensure the routine daily checks of designated vehicles are carried out prior to deployment.
  • Assist patients when entering and leaving their homes and take all reasonable actions to ensure the safety and security of their property.
  • Liaise and report to Control as directed within operational procedures in updating location and status and respond appropriately to instructions.
  • Upon arrival at the place of treatment, convey patients to the appropriate location within the building as directed by Control.
  • Provide support as directed to other agencies in the event of serious injury or emergency.
  • To be flexible on a daily basis in relation to shift finishing times.
  • Maintain records as appropriate. Comply with all G4S instructions, procedures, guidelines, protocols, policies and relevant systems and adhere to all statutory legislation.
  • Carry out any other duties relevant to the role as directed by Control and/or the Service Delivery Manager.

The Ideal Candidate:

​Essential Skills: 

  • Full driving licence required, with at least two years driving experience and no more than 3 points. 
  • Experience of similar related role.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Application of common sense approach.
  • Physically fit able to lift patients.
  • A caring attitude towards patients and an outgoing, friendly manner, able to show empathy.
  • The post holder must be willing to undergo suitable training including Manual Handling, Risk Assessment, Customer Services, client induction, advanced driving and first aid.
  • Demonstrate high level of commitment to the provision of an efficient and effective service.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, at times under considerable pressure, without compromising standards of performance, calm under pressure.
  • Completed, clear CRB check.

Desirable Skills: 

  • The job also requires that crew members are flexible to fit in with fluctuation in service demand or operational need on the contract, i.e. a flexible working pattern.
  • Basic literacy and numeracy are required. Formal qualifications (apart from a full, current UK driving license) are less important than the appropriate manner and attitude to patients, clients and colleagues.
  • Geographical knowledge of the local area to be worked within.
  • Knowledge of Patient Transport Services.

 

We would like all staff to be trained to a level 3 of First Response Emergency Care, your pay will be uplifted when the Emergency Medical Technician role is performed.

You will be working various shifts Monday to Sunday, including days and nights to convey patients in a busy hospital setting.

You will be responsible for lifting and handling, will need a friendly and caring nature, as well as a patient driven attitude.


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