Bank Driver - variety of shifts to support Evening, weekends and Bank holidays - Clacton-on-Sea

Care UK
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for an exciting job opportunity within healthcare? This is a Bank contract to work as an when required to cover shifts on weekday, weekends, evenings, Bank holidays including Christmas and New year period. As a Driver You will be required to work across north East Essex including Colchester Clacton Harwich and surrounding districts To chauffeur visiting clinicians to and from home visits/PCC sites within the Care UK operating area and also to assist in our PCCs as a receptionist. This is an essential service not an emergency service and therefore drivers do not have special priorities over other road users. Drivers must carry out all driving duties in a safe and legal manner ensuring that the vehicle is driven and passengers are carried in full compliance with current driving regulation and codes principally the Road Traffic Act and the Highway Code. A clean driving licence is preferred. Hourly rate for this role is: Monday – Friday 00:00 – 07:59 £11.47 per hour 08:00 – 23:59 £8.21 per hour Saturday - Sunday 00:00 – 07:59 £12.31 per hour 08:00 – 23:59 £8.80 per hour Responsible To: Service Manager Key Responsibilities To arrive in time to ensure that the allocated shift car is checked, prepared and serviceable, no later than the start of the shift time. This will include replacing ribbons and paper rolls used by the in car printer. To ensure that any pre-shift car inspections, both external and internal, are carried out to check for any damage and lack of cleanliness. If anything is observed, then observations to be recorded in the car log book. Ensuring adequate fuel for the shift using designated petrol station. Changing flat/damaged tyre and essential car bulbs when necessary. These actions should always be logged in the relevant log books. To ensure that all necessary medical equipment and supplies are checked at the beginning of each shift. This includes checking the volume of prescriptions, doctor equipment, paperwork and envelopes for the relevant doctor’s/nurse’s bag. Also allocating an unused drug cassette and recording the drug cassette number in the correct log. To ensure that personal shift times are correctly entered upon the personal time sheet and car log sheet (including breaks). When completing the other logbooks/checklists to ensure that all-relevant columns are correctly completed. To ensure that all relevant existing guidelines and any subsequent verbal or written memoranda are adhered to. To ensure that all home visits, subject to the visiting doctors’ priority of calls are carried out immediately and efficiently using the quickest and safest routes available, whilst adhering to all speed limits and other restrictions. It is essential that good map reading skills be maintained. To ensure demonstration of good communications skills as each driver needs to liaise with doctors, drivers, co-ordinators, patients and management team. To perform courtesy calls to patients to confirm arrival and patient data. To enter information onto the car computer, at the visiting doctor’s request. If the computer system fails and the car needs to take details over the mobile telephone, the driver must take notes in a legible script. To ensure that security is at the forefront of each shift. The drivers are responsible for the safety of the doctors whilst in the cars and if a doctor needs an escort to the front door of an address, drivers are required to provide this service. The car and its security are paramount and common sense must prevail. To be pro-active where possible in identifying any potential dangers/problems when doctors are visiting in patients’ house, and to report these back to base. Deliveries made upon request from Manager/Supervisor. To liase with the Co-ordinator and keep him/her informed at all times of any problems that arise while on shift and to communicate hourly. To attend meetings and training sessions when requested. To drive other personnel (e.g. Social workers) within the organisation that come on line with the business development programme. To report Breakdown/Accidents immediately to the On Call Manager/Supervisor and the relevant recovery service informed. To deal correctly with Adastra calls with regard to transmission and the call types changed accordingly. In the event of a cancellation of a shift by a doctor, drivers will be expected to participate in duties as designated by the On Call Supervisor/Manager. This role would also include receptionist and administration duties at our Primary Care Centres. Qualifications Good basic education Additional Information Full clean driving licence required. Professional driving experience is essential. Applicants must have the right to work in the EU as we are unable to provide sponsorship or assistance. The post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Care UK reserve the right to close this advert early, if a sufficient number of applications have been received.