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Patient Transport Services

If you want to give great care and make a huge difference in your community then a place in our Patient Transport Service (PTS) could be the place for you.

It will be your responsibility to provide the best transportation service to elderly and vulnerable patients to get them to pre-arranged hospital appointments or to other treatment centres such as day-care facilities or special schools or clinics. This is not just a taxi service, you will be providing a high quality of care and ensuring that your patients get to where they need to be on time and in the best, safest and most appropriate way.

You will have the opportunity to work on special patient journeys, including transferring babies or mental health patients, and moving patients from a hospital to a hospice if they are nearing the end of life. You will receive extra training and support to manage these different and challenging situations.

PTS staff are trained in patient care and assessment, basic life support, manual handling, airway management as well as being able to recognise the signs and symptoms of many conditions.

What are the benefits?

  • A minimum 27 days' holiday each year, increasing with service.
  • New NHS employees from April 2008 will be eligible to join the Amended NHS Pension Scheme which provides membership to a final salary scheme with pension linked to pay near retirement. Other benefits include life assurance, dependent benefits, voluntary early retirement, ill-health retirement benefits and the option to increase retirement benefits.
  • Personal and professional development and training opportunities.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes for cars or push bikes
  • Access to occupational health and counselling services.
  • Access to NHS discounts, offering NHS employees a range of money-saving deals.


What qualifications do I need?

Ambulance Care Assistants need to have a stable employment history and preferably GCSE’s at grade C or above including Maths and English or significant experience in the care sector (ideally holding an NVQ or similar in Care).

For all roles candidates will be expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding of compassionate care throughout their application and at interview/assessment.

How do I apply?

Patient Transport Service roles are all listed on NHS Jobs where you can view all our latest vacancies and apply online.

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