Patient Transport Driver | Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 24 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £18,546 - £19,918 p.a. pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 October 2021
Location: Cambridge, CB2 0QQ
Company: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3517500/180-F-211103-RE1

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Are you a reliable and hardworking person looking for a new and exciting challenge? We are currently looking to recruit Patient Transport Drivers. Under the direction of the Porter Supervisor and Shift Facilities Manager, you will be responsible for driving and assisting on a non-emergency patient transport ambulance, transporting sick or convalescent persons. The job purpose is to provide and maintain a caring environment for non-emergency patients and provide a transport service as appropriate for the needs of the patient.

The role operates from the hospital campus only and is limited to the hospital site properties and departments. You will be required to assist patients onto and off the ambulance (with a clinical staff member) and transport to other departments.
• Provide a professional and caring Patient Transport service for all patients between the main hospital building and outside buildings around the Campus and vice versa, using a non-emergency patient ambulance.
• Assist with moving patients, who may be ambulatory or wheelchair bound, using appropriate equipment where necessary ensuring patients are safely secured whilst in transit.
• Ensure that appropriate reaching, lifting and handling techniques are applied as per training when moving patients under non-emergency conditions, using appropriate equipment where necessary
• Carry out informal and formal risk assessments to assess hazards, then implement safe systems of work and reduce risks to yourself, patients and other persons involved.
• Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed according to current policies and procedures.
• Occasional exposure to distressing circumstances on the ward, which will require discretion and empathy.
• You must hold a valid full clean C1 driving licence.

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

This advert closes on Sunday 3 Oct 2021

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