Ambulance Care Assistant(ACA)
What is an Ambulance Care Assistant?
Ambulance care assistants or Patient Transport Service (PTS) drivers drive disabled, elderly, sick or vulnerable people to and from outpatient clinics, day care centres and routine hospital admissions. In the ambulance service team, there are various roles you can explore. One of these roles is that of an Ambulance Care Assistant or Patient Transport Service (PTS) Driver.
As an Ambulance Care Assistant or PTS Driver, you will be responsible for transporting disabled, elderly, sick, or vulnerable individuals to and from outpatient clinics, day care centers, and routine hospital admissions. You will also be responsible for their safety and comfort during the journey, as well as for providing life-saving skills in case of a medical emergency.
In addition to driving, you will also assist passengers in and out of the vehicle and help lift them as needed. You will have the opportunity to build relationships with your passengers, who may be anxious or isolated, and provide them with reassurance and conversation during the journey.
You will be based at an ambulance station or hospital and cover a local area. You may work in a team with another person using a specially-designed ambulance with a tail-lift for wheelchairs or work alone, driving a standard car to transport one or two people at a time.
Your responsibilities will include keeping the vehicle clean and tidy and maintaining accurate records of your journeys. As an experienced PTS Driver, you may also have the opportunity to transport specialized patient groups such as babies, mental health patients, people nearing the end of their lives, and kidney patients.
Why chose Elite EMS
At Elite EMS, we offer a wide range of employee benefits and opportunities, such as flexible working with permanent contracts, bank opportunities, and self-employed positions. Our employees can enjoy a healthy work-life balance with our 4-on 4-off shift patterns, which allow them to have more personal time.
In addition, our employees have the opportunity to work in various contracts and areas, which suits their preferences and career aspirations. We also prioritize our employees' professional growth and development by offering staff discounts on selected courses and learning finance support.
What we need from you.
Driving License (Front & Back)
Valid UK Passport
Proof of Address (Dated within the last 3 months) Bank Statement or Utility Bill ONLY
Valid DBS on the Update Service OR a new one needs to be purchased through Elite.
Bloods – HEP B & Titre Levels, HEP C & HIV
Photo (Head to Shoulders for ID card) COLOUR copy
Statutory and Mandatory Training (Healthier Business)
CV to cover 10 years work history.
And if successful – TWO Reference contacts that cover three years work history.
Aylesbury, Fareham, Buckingham & Maidenhead
Aylesbury £ 11.00
Buckingham £ 11.00
Maidenhead £ 11.00
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• To crew vehicles based at any of our Make Ready Centres
• To convey patients between hospital treatment and their home and to ensure their comfort and safety at all times during transit
• To always provide a high-quality client centred service
• To carry up to a maximum capacity of patients on the PTS vehicles, whilst maintaining strict appointment times
• To maintain communication with PTS Control, enabling the addition or cancellation of patients as necessary
• Participate in a rota system covering any shift required for the Service
• Always maintain dignity and individuality of patients, and ensure their needs are met, including toileting and feeding as necessary
• Provide support including the lifting, pulling, carrying and pushing of patients weighing up to and over 150kgs between home, treatment centres and vehicle using the appropriate equipment / techniques
• Be responsible for the security of any drugs and patient notes carried and ensure they are handed over to the appropriate person at the destination
• Ensure that a correct patient handover is carried out
• Administer clinical gasses as and when appropriate if qualified
• Complete all appropriate documentation to the standards required in line with Standard Operating Procedures.
• Good driving skills with the ability to provide a safe and comfortable journey for patients of different mobilities and dependencies
• Make sure that all patients and escorts have seat belts and/or restraining straps correctly fitted during transit
• Take patients only to destinations directed by control, and ensure prompt pick up and arrival times
• When collecting the patient, ensure they are assisted to the vehicle and the home is made secure where appropriate
• On return, assist the patient to the appropriate room and ensure they are comfortable and safe and secure before leaving
• Ensure vehicle interiors are always maintained in line with Infection Prevention and Control standards.