St John Scotland works in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service and
local NHS Trusts to provide patient transport for people attending oncology and
renal clinics. All passengers are referred to us by the Scottish Ambulance Service
or NHS clinics.
A standard dialysis prescription is treatment for approximately 4 hours, 3 times a
week. Patient Transport services are so valuable as they contribute significantly to
reducing patients’ anxieties about transport costs, how they might get to dialysis or
over-burdening loved ones.
As a Patient Transport Driver, it will be your role to transport renal patients to and
from the Renal Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) in Larbert. This service is
completely free to patients. Drivers will need access to their own car and all
vehicles and drivers require full insurance.
St John Scotland was formed in 1947, and for more than 70 years we have helped improve the lives of people in need through our charitable work. Today, our teams of members, volunteers and supporters across the country run projects, which help save and enhance lives every day. These include our volunteer-run Patient Transport services, which provide free, comfortable transport to help patients get to hospital, and are a lifeline for hundreds of people going through cancer treatment or dialysis each year. We work with local communities across Scotland to help save lives in the event of cardiac arrest, by training members of the public in simple bystander CPR so they can come to the aid of a loved one or stranger in an emergency. We also work with community groups, businesses and individuals across the country to increase access to publicly available defibrillators, helping to give more local communities access to vital life-saving equipment. Alongside our volunteer-led projects, we support Scottish Mountain Rescue teams by funding bases and vehicles, while our St John Scotland Mountain Safety Instructor scheme is helping to keep a whole generation of mountaineers safe on Scotland’s hills. Internationally, we are proud to support the sight saving work of the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as helping people across the world who need it most through our support for health projects run by St John Malawi
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
• Good health and reasonable level of fitness
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: You will receive all the necessary training and support from Central Patient Transport Co-ordinator • You will be equipped with the St John Patient Transport Uniform and an identification badge • You will be eligible to claim expenses for mileage whilst volunteering when using your own vehicle