Ambulance Driver
American Hospital
Dubai, UAE
High School
An ambulance driver plays a crucial role in the healthcare system by providing safe and efficient transportation for patients who require medical assistance. They are responsible for driving an ambulance to emergency scenes, hospitals, and various healthcare facilities. The ambulance driver ensures that the vehicle is always in optimal condition, follows traffic rules and regulations, and provides necessary support to the healthcare professionals on board.

Ambulance Driver Responsibilities

* Safely and efficiently drive an ambulance to transport patients to and from healthcare facilities, emergency scenes, and other destinations as required.
* Maintain a clean and well-organized ambulance, ensuring that all medical equipment and supplies are properly secured and readily accessible.
* Follow established protocols and respond promptly to emergency calls, ensuring the safe and timely arrival at the scene or destination.
* Provide basic first aid and life support assistance to patients during transportation, as required and within the scope of training.
* Collaborate with healthcare professionals, such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, to ensure effective communication and coordination during patient transportation.
* Adhere to traffic laws, regulations, and safe driving practices while operating the ambulance, including defensive driving techniques in emergency situations.
* Maintain accurate records of patient transport activities, including pick-up and drop-off times, destination, and any relevant patient information.
* Perform routine checks on the ambulance, including monitoring fuel and fluid levels, inspecting tires, and ensuring that all emergency equipment is in working order.
* Communicate effectively with patients and their families, providing reassurance and support during transportation.
* Attend regular training sessions and workshops to enhance knowledge and skills in areas such as defensive driving, first aid, and emergency response techniques.

Ambulance Driver Required Skills

- Excellent driving skills, including the ability to navigate through traffic safely and efficiently.
- Strong understanding of traffic laws and regulations, as well as defensive driving techniques.
- Ability to remain calm and composed in high-stress situations, such as during emergencies or heavy traffic.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients, their families, and healthcare professionals.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent is typically required.
Valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
Completion of an accredited ambulance driver training program is preferred.
Physical ability to meet the demands of the job, including lifting and moving patients.
Knowledge of local roads and geography to navigate efficiently.
Prior experience in emergency medical services or a related field is an advantage but not always required.