Do you love working in fast paced environments, where every day is different? If you answered yes, then working as a Patient Transport Officer or Ambulance Transport Attendant with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) could be your perfect job!
Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service provides emergency aero medical and health care services for people in rural and remote regions across Australia. In Victoria, the RFDS has a service division called Mobile Patient Care (MPC) which provides non-emergency patient transport services across the State and in metropolitan Melbourne. They are currently seeking Patient Transport Officers to join their team.
You will also be required to hold a current Victorian Driver’s License (mandatory) and have the ability to drive in all traffic conditions. A current National Police Check and current satisfactory Working with Children Check can also be required.
A Patient Transport Officer provides non-emergency transport and care of low acuity patients, which are those requiring transport for non-acute, chronic illness or disability. Responsibilities in this role are much the same as any other pre-hospital health care professional.
Responsibilities typically involve liaising with Ambulance service and health-care employees, patients and the general public to undertake timely and efficient transportation services.
The patient transport sector in Australia offers a lot of opportunity and long term career growth for motivated people who share a passion for helping others.
As non-emergency services increase in demand, the goal of patient transport companies is to ensure patients are in the best hands possible. That’s why it is recommended to at least explore this career pathway. Take a look at the HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care training course as this qualification provides entry for most people of all abilities.
For more information on these courses or how to get a start in the patient transport industry, get in touch with one of our team members to find out more. Ask for the eBook on where to find patient transport jobs.