Ambulance Support – Patient Transport Service Volunteers – Aberdeen

  • VO85677


Description

The Red Cross run a Patient Transport Service which provides an essential lifeline for those who need to get to and from hospital treatment facilities. The service provides enhanced care for those needing additional medical support during the journey and this role includes clinical skills and would give volunteers good experience, especially for those wanting a career in ambulance work and the NHS.

The role is based in Aberdeen and we are looking for people who can complete 15 days of training run via a combination of e-learning, Zoom training and face to face sessions. You would need to be able to commit to the dates from 20th-23rd April for training in Aberdeen.

Once this is completed, we are looking for people to do 2 x 8 hour shifts per month, which can be weekend, evening or weekdays.

The minimum age for the role is 21 and you need to have held a UK Driving licence for 2 years.

The role will involve:
• Collecting and taking patients to a hospital or other treatment centre for appointments or visits
• Completing all tasks associated with service delivery, e.g. accurate records, cleaning to approved infection control schedules, equipment used in accordance with training and procedures.
• Using communication equipment, if required, in accordance with the radio licence and British Red Cross guidelines, and keeping appropriate records of use
• Applying the duty of candour requirements to communication with service users and representatives.
• Additional support and guidance sought when required
• Providing basic first aid as necessary, in line with the current scope of practice, regulatory standards, and British Red Cross policies, procedures and core values

To apply please go to http://bit.ly/ASAberdeen or for more information email MBaxter@redcross.org.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

The British Red Cross helps people in times of crisis, providing a range of services in local communities across the UK. We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever people are.

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Restrictions

Applicants need to be in possession of a full UK driving licence with two years driving experience and physically fit. This role is subsided to a PVG – Protection of Vulnerable Groups check (this is provided free to volunteers).
Experience required: You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any technical requirements. People who have the ability to use initiative, innovative and creative thinking in proactively seeking solutions to problems, work well as part of a team, as well as able to work alone and unsupervised as required.
Travel details: Based in and around Aberdeen.
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are reimbursed for any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses e.g.: 45p/Mileage or public transport costs.
Training details: Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers. The training is the equivalent of 10-15 days delivered via Zoom and four days face to face.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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