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PTS Driver/Care Assistant
A job has become available for an ambulance care assistant or patient transport service (PTS) driver to help move disabled, elderly and vulnerable people to and from outpatient clinics, daycare centres and routine hospital admissions. The job role requires you get to know your patients through regular communication and so the person we are looking for will be friendly and outgoing. Some passengers may be anxious about their visit and others will lead isolated lives so empathy and understanding is essential. Successful applicants to this job will cover a particular geographical area and might work shifts, in this particular case it is south London. The job involves driving specially designed ambulance with a tail-lift for wheelchairs, carrying several people on each journey. Alternatively, they might work on their own, driving a standard car to transport one or two able-bodied people at a time. As well as driving, you must also lift and move patients in and out of the vehicle, making sure they are safe and comfortable during the journey and arrive on time for their appointment. An ambulance care assistant is also trained in resuscitation in case a patient is taken ill whilst in their care. Other duties include making sure that the vehicle is clean and tidy and keeping an accurate record of journeys undertaken. Entry requirements In order to drive an ambulance, whether emergency or non-emergency, you will need a full, manual driving licence. Applicants to this job will also be required to undertake a DBS/CRB check, a manual handling test, an eye test, first aid training and a 2 week induction. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&Cs, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk Location: South East London Salary: £17,000 - £19,000 pa Hours: Full-time Type: Permanent Starting: Immediately Duration: Ongoing

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:42:56 GMT