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Date Added: Thu 15/12/2022

Patient Transfer Driver

Plaistow South, E13, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £11.11 - £13.50/hour

Ambulance Care Assistant Driver required in Newham on a temporary ongoing basis which could go permanent for the right candidate.

Outline: The Ambulance Care Assistant Driver 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 always adhered to.

The role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people who may be experiencing pain and be in distress in a caring and compassionate way.

PAYE: £11.11ph, minimum 8hrs paid.

UMBRELLA - £13.50ph ,minimum 8hrs paid

Shift pattern: Monday to Friday, start times vary depending on where the first pick up is.

About you (Essential)

* Hold a C1 (7.5t) and a D1 (up to 16 seats) licence.

* Experience within a similar role

* Strong communication skills

* Physically fit as you are required to lift patients

* Completed and clear enhanced DBS check required either dated within the last 3 months or upon application we can assist you to get one

* Ability to work to deadlines

* Demonstrate a high level of service

* Willing to undergo suitable training (Manual handling, Risk Assessment, Customer Service, Client Induction, Advance Driving and First Aid) this will last 3 weeks which is paid.

* Team player

About you (Desirable)

* Flexible in working pattern to fit in with operational needs

* Basic literacy and numeracy

* Geographical knowledge of the area you are working within

* Knowledge of patient transport services

Key Responsibilities:

* Assist, move and handle patients who may be ambulatory or wheelchair users using appropriate moving and handling equipment. This could include using a carry chair, moving patients in and out of bed, moving patients onto stretchers.

* Minimise and deal with aggressive and abusive behaviour to reduce risk to safety and ensure patient welfare.

* Ensure the use of appropriate equipment and approved moving and handling techniques.

* Maintain cleanliness and follow daily checks of vehicles.

* Assist patients when leaving their homes taking all reasonable actions to ensure the safety and security of their property.

* Liaise and report to Control as directed for example updating location and status and respond appropriately to instructions

* Safeguard patients by escalating any concerns

* Maintain records as appropriate

* Comply with procedures, policies, guidelines, protocols, policies and relevant systems

* Adhere to all legislation

* To be flexible in finish times

* To be flexible in to support other hospitals/locations

To apply for this role please submit an up-to-date CV or call Streamline Services for more information
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