Ambulance Care Assistant

  • Job ref: 077/01162
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Location: Dartford
  • Salary: £9.50 - £10.10 per hour
  • Recruiting office: Canterbury
  • Date posted: 19 July 2022

Job details

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Dartford
  • Job Ref: 077/01162
  • Salary: 9.50 - £10.10 per hour

Driver Hire is excited to be working with our multinational client to support their recruitment of Non Emergency Ambulance Drivers in Dartford. The positions are available on a temporary to permanent basis.


As an Ambulance Care Assistant your main duties will be to transport non emergency patients to and from hospital and clinic appointments, taking account of any special needs or mobility to ensure their safe transport at all times. You will be responsible for ensuring the highest level of care is provided to each patient.

The opportunities available would be suitable for someone looking for full time hours:

  • 42.5 hour contract
  • Every second Saturday with a day off in the week
  • Rotation of early mid and late shifts i.e. 0500 start, 0900 start, 1400 start
  • £9.50-10.10 per hour



Key responsibilities

  • Work as either a driver or attendant in a single person or 2- person ambulance crew
  • Assist, move and handle patients, who may be ambulatory or wheelchair bound, using appropriate equipment
  • Where necessary e.g. carrying patients up the stairs using a carry chair, moving immobile patients in and out of bed, wheelchairs into and out of the vehicle and on stretchers as necessary
  • Minimise and deal with aggressive and abusive behaviour to reduce risks to safety and ensure patient welfare
  • Assist patients when entering and leaving their homes and take all reasonable actions to ensure the safety and security of their property



  • Full manual driving license
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to express empathy
  • Duties will involve lifting and moving patients
  • Physically able to lift patients with the use of a carry chair
  • Ability to work to deadlines, at times under considerable pressure, without compromising standards of performance, calm under pressure


This position will be subject to an Enhanced Background Check (Disclosure Baring Service), a formal interview with the client including fitness tests, Highway Code test and a driving assessment.


It is essential that you are confident driving a long wheel based ambulance.



  • You will be required to undergo suitable training including Manual Handling, Risk Assessment, Customer Services, client induction, advanced driving and first aid.



If you are interested please apply online and one of our dedicated consultants will be in touch to discuss your application over the next 5-10 working days.


If you would prefer you can also call and speak to us on 01732 770005.



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