Profession patient transport services driver
Patient transport services drivers transfer disabled, vulnerable and elderly patients to and from health care facilities such as hospitals or social care settings. They drive the ambulance and maintain all the related equipment but under non-emergency circumstances.
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- Mechanical components of vehicles
Know the mechanical components used in vehicles and identify and resolve potential malfunctions.
- Licences regulation
The requirements and rules that must be compliant for a permit or licence.
- Local geography
The range of physical and geographical properties and descriptions of a local area, by street names and not only.
- Operate an emergency communication system
Efficiently operate common communication systems used in emergencies, such as base station mobile transmitters and receivers, portable transmitters and receivers, repeaters, cellular phones, pagers, automated vehicle locators, and satellite phones as required.
- Complete patient journey records
Record and report on the patients details related to the transportation of the patients within a given time framework.
- Follow verbal instructions
Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.
- Comply with legislation related to health care
Comply with the regional and national legislation that is relevant to one`s work and apply it in practice.
- Drive ambulance under non-emergency conditions
Drive and operate ambulance in non-emergency situations, usually to transport patients to various locations, as required by their health condition and the medical indications.
- Maintain vehicle service
Monitor the health of vehicles and take measures to optimise service and execute repairs; communicate with service workshop and dealers.
- Adhere to organisational guidelines
Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.
- Transport allocated patients
Drive and convey the allocated patient to and from their home, hospital and any other treatment center in a caring and professional manner.
- Follow written instructions
Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.
- Transfer patients
Use the most appropriate techniques to handle and move patients in and out of an ambulance, hospital bed, wheelchair, etc.
- Maintain vehicle appearance
Maintain vehicle appearance by washing, cleaning and performing minor adjustments and repairs.
Optional knowledge and skillshandle patients with special needs employ foreign languages in care older adults' needs first aid communicate in foreign languages with health service providers health care legislation assist social service users with physical disabilities resuscitation empathise with the healthcare user apply numeracy skills
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