Ambulance drivers transport convalesced, injured or ill persons. Circumstances determine the assignment. In some cases, drivers will transport non-emergency patients from one facility to another. In other cases, drivers will transport patients and emergency medical personnel to the hospital.
Licensing and certification requirements vary by state, so specify your state’s requirements in your ambulance driver job description. In most cases, an ambulance driver is only required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, a CPR certification and a valid driver’s license.
Job candidates must be fit enough to lift patients on gurneys in and out of ambulances. They must also be compassionate and possess solid communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Please review the ambulance driver job description below for more ideas of what to include in your posting.
Ambulance Driver Job Summary
We have a job opening for a compassionate and caring person ready to help transport elderly, disabled and emergency patients. This position is perfect if you would like to further your career and become an Emergency Medical Technician or paramedic. You will be a chauffeur to those who need you rather than a chauffeur to the stars, and isn’t that more rewarding anyway? Imagine helping an elderly man or woman get from his or her convalescent home to the hospital for a procedure to improve their quality of life. Imagine rushing victims of an automobile accident to the emergency room for life-saving care. This can be you if you apply today.
- Complete a mechanical checklist prior to each shift to ensure ambulance is in working order and ready to transport patients to and from required locations, and report any mechanical issues to appropriate service personnel
- Ensure ambulance is clean and stocked properly with first aid and medical supplies prior to each shift and between patient transports throughout the day
- Accept patient transport assignments daily and drive ambulance with any necessary medical personnel to patient location
- Help patients onto ambulance gurney and load them into the ambulance, assisted by partner or other medical personnel
- Transport patient to assigned medical facility, unload patient and take patient inside facility and to where directed by medical personnel
- Accompany EMTs and paramedics on emergency calls to transport patients to hospitals when assigned to do so
- Report accident or other emergency facts to medical personnel and/or law enforcement when necessary
- Complete appropriate trip sheets as required by employer to record officially each transport
Job Skills and Qualifications
- High school diploma or equivalent
- CPR certification
- Valid driver’s license
- Willingness to participate in on-the-job training
- Knowledge of radio/standard radio transmission codes
- Pass physical agility test
- Previous experience with gurneys, hydraulic and wheelchair lifts
- Map reading ability
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