Patient Transport Officer

Job Details
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Department: Ambulance Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function:
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: South Melbourne
Reference: VG/793159
Closing Date: 23-Feb-2020
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PTO Position Description 2019.pdf (PDF, 378KB)
Position Description

How to apply for a position with AV.pdf (PDF, 171KB)


Position Details

Ambulance Victoria's mission is to improve the health of our community by delivering innovative, high quality ambulance services and provide outstanding emergency healthcare, every time.   

 About the role

As part of a multidisciplinary team, the Patient Transport Officer's key objective is to provide effective and efficient transportation of critically unwell patients between health services across the state of Victoria.  This will include driving the ambulance, managing the equipment and providing logistical support when transferring patients with complex issues. 

This is a permanent part time role, based out of Brady Street South Melbourne and operates on a rotating roster working 64 hours per fortnight across various days, with an average of 32 hours worked per week. 

About you

To be successful in this position, applicants will have successfully completed Certificate III in Non-Emergency Client Transport or equivalent.  This includes one of the following alternative Ambulance qualifications – Qualified Ambulance Paramedic, Diploma of Ambulance Paramedic Studies, Bachelor of Health Science – Paramedic Degree and current AHPRA registration.

In addition, you will have sound clinical problem solving skills, well developed verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding when interacting with patients and families, including internal and external clients.  Your ability to provide leadership and guidance as a primary patient carer, work calmly under pressure and meet tight deadlines will be crucial in this role.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a medical and physical fitness assessment as determined by Ambulance Victoria.  Upon commencement with Ambulance Victoria, all successful applicants must be available to attend a two week induction program in Melbourne.  The induction will be based around office hours, Monday to Friday for the duration of the program.

What's in it for you?

As a valued member of AV you will enjoy a professional working environment that recognises the importance of work/life balance, as well as offering salary packaging options and generous personal leave entitlements.

We believe our people are our greatest resource and the sustainability of our workforce depends on how well we utilise our peoples' skills and abilities and whether our staffing reflects the diversity of the Victorian community.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Police Check and possess a current Victorian driver's licence as travel within Victoria will be required.

Salary for this position is $72,703pa pro-rata, plus 9.5% superannuation.  

How to apply?

Applicants are requested to address the selection criteria detailed in the position description and to read the document attached “Applying for a position with Ambulance Victoria” on our careers page. For any queries please email or contact us on 03 9840 3653.

Your application will form an integral part of the selection process and should be of a high quality including:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Certified copy of your relevant qualifications
  • Document addressing the Selection Criteria detailed on page 2 of the position description

Please submit your application for the Patient Transport Officer (part-time) position by 23rd February 2020 by clicking on ‘Apply online'.

Please note: Only applicants invited to interview will be asked to supply a certified copy of a National Police Certificate, a certified copy of a Working With Children Check and a certified copy of a Driving History report from all relevant states/territories.

Applications must be submitted via the AV Careers Centre website to be considered.

Our diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to deliver the Best Care to the Victorian community, and helps create a healthier, more productive workplace for our people.

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