Patient Transport Driver (Central Fife)

  • VO79106


Description

St John Scotland (Fife) are looking for volunteer drivers aged between 25-70 to support our patient transport service.
St John Scotland works in partnership with NHS Fife to provide patient transport for people attending renal clinics in Fife. All passengers are referred to us by NHS Fife. As a Patient Transport Driver, it will be your role to transport renal patients to and from the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. This service is completely free to patients.

Organisation aims and objectives

St John Scotland is the charity working to create a caring Scotland where more of us will survive a health crisis to live longer, and better. Our services are delivered by dedicated teams of volunteers, working in the heart of communities across the country. Whether providing CPR training, increasing public access to defibrillators, being Community First Responders or transporting patients to hospitals, St John Scotland is there when it matters most. We believe when we work together, we can save lives.

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Timings are flexible and volunteers can work as little or as many hours as they are available for. There is no minimum commitment.

Frequency and commitment details

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

Restrictions

Lower age is an insurance requirement for the volunteering role.
Experience required: • You must be between 25 – 70 years old • Hold a full driving licence and be a competent driver • Outgoing and welcoming personality • Ability to communicate with patients and fellow drivers accordingly • Great sense of responsibility and commitment
Travel details: The current service runs for Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Volunteer drivers collect passengers from their homes at a pre-arranged time, convey them to the clinic and return them home after treatment.
Minimum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers will receive travel expenses which includes mileage.
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.

Last updated 3 months ago