Senior Patient Transport Officer – Darwin NT
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- Exciting opportunity to be part of a new community service
- Work/life balance
- Permanent, full-time position
- Training provided
- Darwin location
CareFlight is an aeromedical not-for-profit organization with a mission is to save lives and serve the community. Established in 1986, CareFlight provides the highest standard of pre-hospital care to our patients. CareFlight’s medical teams use helicopters, turbo-props and jet aircraft to reach patients as quickly as possible.
There critical care doctors, paramedics and nurses are specially trained in pre-hospital and transport medicine. They care for severely injured people who need emergency treatment at the scene of an accident. They also look after seriously ill people who need to be moved between hospitals or specialist care.
CareFlight will be expanding its provision of patient transport services in the Top End and will operate a fleet of specially equipped patient transport vehicles to move patients between Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital.
They are currently seeking a senior patient transport officer to join Northern Operation based patient transport service team on a full-time basis.
As a key member of the crew, you will work with a team of professionals, be part of a leading aeromedical organization and enjoy a roster that will allow you a life outside of work.
Key responsibilities will include:
- performing patient assessment, intervention and assessing the effectiveness of any intervention in accordance with CareFlight policies and procedures, regulations and within prescribed scope of practice
- assisting the Northern Operations Manager with the coordination and management of patient transport drivers
- assisting with the loading / unloading and manoeuvring of patients
- driving patients between various locations
- ensuring patient and transport crew safety and safe systems of work are adhered
- maintaining vehicle log sheets and related documentation;
- undertaking daily vehicle inspections and tending to basic vehicle needs (eg. fuel, fluid levels, tyre pressure, cleaning / washing and submitting for servicing as required)
- demonstrating a strong commitment to safe and courteous driving at all times.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Cert III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport or Enrolled Nurse
The Certificate III is the entry-level qualification to get you started in the health care sector as a Patient Transport Officer/Attendant.
See the full course information here Cert III course overview
- experience working in a non-emergency patient transport sector in an equal role
- knowledge of non-emergency patient transport clinical practice protocols
- a current unrestricted NT driver’s license with an excellent driving record (documentary evidence of driving history from the Motor Vehicle Registry to be provided with application)
- a current Senior First Aid Certificate
- well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds
- the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
- the ability to follow instructions and work within standard operating procedures
- excellent problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions quickly, under pressure
- a willingness and ability to undertake minor motor vehicle maintenance.
The following will also be highly regarded:
- Cert IV in Training and Assessment
- Sound geographical knowledge of local area.
- Demonstrated knowledge of manual handling techniques.