Return to search
  • Add to favourites

Ambulance Driver

Job Reference: J199-A-19-7287

Employer:
G4S
Location:
Woolwich
Salary:
£9.61

About us

G4S Health Services UK Ltd is a national provider of critical primary and forensic healthcare services for the public and private sectors. We have delivered services to police forces and within secure sites throughout the UK since 2005, with customers in local government and the NHS.

G4S Health Services UK Ltd is unique in that we operate in all types of justice health environments: Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC). This enables us to share learnings on a wide variety of topics, from NPS trends and assessment to better linking mental health support to the community.

Our broad business experience across Justice Healthcare Services, with custody and SARC services in particular allows us to share best practice, innovation, and expertise and support across all regions to deliver service excellence.

G4S Health Vision Statements

  • We are an Accountable Care Provider that actively demonstrates commitment, encouragement of ideas and support for one another and our stakeholders.
  • What we do individually matters and what we do together makes a positive difference to patients and clients. One team, delivering effective care each day.
  • We deal with complex and challenging situations constructively, with confidence that our values, processes and governance will keep us and patients safe.
  • We want to be recognised as an effective and progressive end-to-end justice health provider, using evidence and risk-based decision making to achieve patient-focussed outcomes.

 

Ambulance Driver

Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Woolwich,SE18 4QH

£9.61 per hour

Full Time - 45 hours per week

 

We are seeking enthusiastic, people with a caring disposition to join our team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich. As an ambulance care assistant (ACA) you will play an important role transporting patients for hospital appointments and ensuring they return safely home again.

The role involves driving, or assisting as part of a crew, patients with different requirements based on their mobility classification. The job purpose is to provide and maintain a caring environment for these patients and provide a safe transport service, maintaining high standards of patient and timeliness. Full comprehensive training is provided for the first 2-3 weeks and then mentoring with more experienced ACA’s. If interested, staff can go on to develop and learn more skills transporting and looking after patients with more complex medical needs. All this can be provided at a pace to suit our staff. We are developing training pathways at different levels up to paramedic standards which, as you progress, increases earnings and provides at truly long term and rewarding career.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To understand patients special needs and mobility to ensure their safe transport.
  • Todeal with patients in a sensitive and emphatic manner to ensure the patients dignity and respect is maintained.
  • Communicate and act to promote teamwork and ensure high standards of service delivery.
  • Minimise and deal with aggressive and abusive behaviour to reduce risks to safety and ensure patient welfare.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and ensure the routine daily checks of designated vehicles are carried out prior to deployment.
  • Provide support as directed to other agencies in the event of serious injury or emergency
  • To report to the appropriate Dispatcher as directed within operational procedures in updating location and status.
  • To move and handle patients using appropriate equipment where necessary eg. carrying patients up the stairs using carry chair, moving immobile patients in and out of bed, and manoeuvring patients in wheelchairs and on stretchers as necessary.
  • To be flexible on a daily basis in relation to shift finishing times.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Full UK manual Driving Licence preferred.
  • Willing to undergo suitable training such as manual handling, first aid at work, and advanced driving where needed.
  • A caring attitude towards patients and the ability to show empathy.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Physically fit.
  • Commitment to the service we provide for our patients.

 

In return, you will be provided with a G4S uniform, the opportunity to earn a monthly bonus incentive, enrolment into a company Pension scheme and G4S Life Assurance scheme and access to discounts including retails, dining and travel.

This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, with the need for medical treatment at hospitals in a caring and compassionate way. Because we are dealing with the vulnerable in a patient care environment,a full enhanced DBS check is required.

The safety of our staff and patients is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise. The post holder needs to be committed to maintaining high standards of customer care and service delivery.

 

Other benefits and rewards of working for such a large organisation are:

  • Child Care vouchers

  • Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users

  • Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Plan
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
  • Employee Care Scheme (Best Doctors and First Assist Counselling Services)
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Love to Shop Campaigns



The benefits and rewards of working for such a large organisation are:

  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions

  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme

  • G4S Great for Savings: Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers

  • G4S Box Office: As an official supplier to The O2, employees have the chance to buy tickets for a range of events

  • O2 Discounts: For discounted offers on handsets, tariffs and broadband 

  • Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users

  • Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Plan
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
  • Employee Care Scheme (Best Doctors and First Assist Counselling Services)
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Love to Shop Campaigns

For further information please visit our website.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (https://www.safer-jobs.com), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant