Our NHS client requires a Driver to transport patients to and from designated destinations, ideally the successful candidate will have experience in this type of position or some health care/caring experience.
At least 2 years driving experience is needed, full clean driving license and an enhanced CRB will be carried out.
Valid first aid certificate is needed
Below are the main duties for this role:
To undertake journeys, transporting patients to specified locations to enable contractual requirements to be met. This will include the need to carefully plan the workload to meet the needs of patients and to make the most effective use of the time available.
To ensure safety and well-being of patients at all times and when driving ambulance vehicles to ensure that due consideration is given to other road users.
To ensure that patients are collected and returned home without any undue delay and within contractual quality requirements both within a period of duty and as necessary when working over time after a period of duty.
To maintain the highest standards of conduct and courtesy in dealing with patients, members of the public and other health service staff remaining professional at all times.
To comply at all times with company procedures and relevant legislation thereby ensuring an effective service delivery and ensuring the health, safety and welfare of patients and colleagues.
To assess situations with regard to patient mobility and condition, observing situations in relation to patient well-being including their home environment and notify any potential problems to the appropriate officer or responsible medical carer.
To ensure the timely, accurate and legible completion of operational documentation.
To maintain close liaison with control, advising of any changes to normal routine and procedure.
To maintain vehicles, equipment and premises to defined standards at all times. This will include ensuring that ambulance vehicles and equipment are in operational readiness(re-fuelled etc) and that any defects are reported. It may also include assistance with house-keeping duties as and when required.
To report any hazardous or dangerous equipment, premises or practices to the appropriate line manager.
To undertake training as required to facilitate the provision of a high quality service.
Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Business.