Patient transport driver

The role of a patient transport driver is to provide conveyance of routine and non-emergency patients, who have been appropriately allocated within the protocols of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust to and from treatment centres.

To convey patients in a safe, comfortable and sympathetic manner, observing road and driving conditions at all times. Undertake daily routine vehicle checks, replenishing oil and water as necessary, completing administration to that effect. Reporting any vehicle defects accordingly, including accident damage. Maintain the vehicle in a clean condition inside and out.

Assisting patients, their carers and escorts to and from the vehicle, both prior to and following transportation. Conveying patient’s personal possessions and medical equipment as required. This may include patients in their own wheelchairs and can be physically demanding.  Assisting patients to and from medical departments.

Maintain daily records of patients transported and vehicle mileage.

Essential info

Salary: £17,652 - £19,020
Pay band: Agenda for Change Band 2
Location: Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, Essex, and North East Essex
Training: Will be provided

Entry requirements

  • To be smart in appearance, be in good health and have a high work attendance record
  • Full UK manual driving licence (a maximum of 3 points on licence)
  • To be flexible, approachable, calm, enthusiastic, honest and have integrity
  • To have good communication skills and be able to interact well with people
  • To be able to handle traumatic, emotional and distressing situations
  • The post requires low to medium levels of emotional effort.
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