Ambulance Care Assistant Volunteer (Inverness)

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We need warm, friendly volunteers to drive people to and from hospital and other medical centres. This will help people to get the medical treatment that they need.

You will start as a driver working as part of an experienced team building up your clinical skills over time to become an Ambulance Care assistant. Contracts vary offering shifts both weekday and weekends ranging from 8 to 12 hours per shift, volunteers usually do at least two shifts per month.

You will be transporting people with very limited mobility, a lot of whom will need to be moved by stretcher. We also transport COVID positive patients. It is a long physical day doing on average 6 to 8 transports in a twelve-hour shift so it’s not for the faint hearted! For the driving part of the role, you will need to have held a driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK for two years.

**As this role works in care home settings, applicants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (at least 14 days after your last jab). **

Our fantastic training team will provide everything you need to know - no prior experience is needed.

Applicants will need to complete a driving assessment and attend a meet & greet with the service team.

Health and Safety Statement

We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety. We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may need.

Note to applicants: If you have a full licence issued within the European Union, you can drive in Britain using your original licence until it expires, the same as a UK issued licence.

Please send any questions to ambulancevolunteer@redcross.org.uk