Patient Transport Driver - Ayrshire & Arran

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St John Scotland is looking for Volunteer Patient Transport Drivers to join our team in Ayrshire & Arran.

The service supports patients from across Ayrshire living with chronic kidney disease to access dialysis treatment at the University Hospital Ayr.

Dialysis treatment must be given three times a week, and for patients who would otherwise rely on taxi or ambulance transport, the St John Scotland service means they have a free, reliable and friendly service they can depend on.

We are keen to recruit volunteers in good time so we can provide a reliable service to patients from the offset.

The current service runs for University Hospital Ayr. Volunteer drivers collect passengers from their homes at a pre-arranged time, convey them to the clinic and return them home after treatment.

Main volunteering tasks:
• Safely transport patients from their home to the hospital, and back home again at a pre-arranged time
• Liaise with the Patient Transport Coordinator and commit to regular shifts (there are morning and afternoon shifts
• You will not be required to actively help patients boarding and disembarking vehicles as all patients referred to the
service are mobile

Volunteer Recruitment process:
• Submit the St John Scotland Volunteer Application form
• Complete your membership of the PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) scheme. This is free for all
• Volunteer interview with the Patient Transport Coordinator
• Informal driving assessment

Organisation aims and objectives

St John Scotland was established in 1947 and is associated with St John Ambulance, and St John International which operates in 44 different countries throughout the world. St John Scotland support community health resilience to help improve the lives of people in need. With volunteers spread throughout Scotland, we work Nationally, and Locally, to support communities to save lives, by offering Bystander CPR Awareness sessions, the roll out and installation of Public Access Defibrillators, Patient Transport Services, and supporting Community First Responders. We also fund Scottish Mountain Rescue teams, and support the St John Scotland Mountain Safety Instructor Scheme. St John Scotland support essential sight saving work at the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, and run health projects operated by St John Malawi. By working together, we can save lives.










Frequency and commitment details

Volunteers are asked to make a regular commitment to the role which is flexible around their own availability.


Experience required: - Live in Ayrshire & Arran - Are between 25 – 80 years old - Hold a full driving licence and are a competent driver - Have access to your own car and are happy to use it for Patient Transport - Are friendly, and have a sense of responsibility and commitment
Minimum age: 25


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: You will be eligible to claim expenses for mileage whilst volunteering when using your own vehicle.
Training details: Volunteers will be fully inducted into the role, undertake volunteer training, an informal driving assessment and continuous training is offered for all volunteers.