Non-Emergency Patient Transport
Entry-level health care training for a rapidly growing sector.
Non-emergency Patient Transport Training
Patient Transport Jobs are on the rise!. Non-emergency patient transport between home, hospitals and other medical facilities is an essential service for those who are medically unsuitable for community, public or private transport. This is a vital part of patient care services by all State health authorities, so no matter where you live, job opportunities are on the increase.
Working in a diverse industry, you will enjoy a challenging and stimulating activity where every day in the community brings something new.
With demand for these types of services increasing rapidly right across Australia, now is the perfect opportunity for those who enjoy driving as well as assisting those who are physically unable to transport themselves.
The health care sector is under pressure to provide cost-effective solutions to non-emergency patient transport needs. Non-emergency Patient Transport (NEPT) companies heavily advertise for suitably qualified personnel.
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Jobs you can apply for
- See a list of Patient Transport jobs on our website.
- Non-emergency patient transport officer
- Patient Transport Officer (PTO)
A PTO Officer provides non-emergency transport and care of low risk patients who require transport for non-acute, chronic illness or suffer from a disability.
- Ambulance community or volunteer officer
- Private hospital orderly & patient transport officer
- Nursing Homes Non-Emergency Client Transport Driver
- Ambulance Transport Attendant (ATA)
An ATA provides non-emergency client care and transport services for low to medium acuity patients
Job activities and requirements
- Delivery of high quality patient care in a timely, safe and efficient manner.
- Clinical monitoring and patient care whilst in transport.
- Perform patient assessment and intervention on-road.
- Provide high quality patient care and treatment during on-road transport.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with patients and your team members, managers.
- Work collaboratively with other team members.
- Assess the effectiveness of any intervention in accordance within a prescribed scope of practice.
- Perform independently and problem solve within established company policies and procedures.
- Providing clinical handovers for all transfers.
- Complying with clinical and operational policies and procedures as specified in the patient transport regulations and protocols.
- Excellent customer service.
- Safe driving of patient transport vehicles in accordance with respective road laws in your State.
There are 13 units of study in this Nationally Accredited qualification.
There is a practical assessment to attend over a period of 5 days.[/one_third]
Additional career options
This course provides a stepping stone to the qualifications of a Basic Life Support Medic (HLT41120 – Certificate IV in Health Care) or Advanced Life Support Medic (HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care).