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.
Your tasks include:
• Safely transport patients from their home to the hospital, and back home again at a pre-arranged time
• Liaise with coordinator and commit to regular shifts (there are morning and afternoon shifts Monday-Saturday)
• You will not be required to actively help patients boarding and debarking vehicles as all patients are mobile enough