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Ambulance Driver

Aliases: Patient Transport Service (PTS) Drivers

Industry/Sector(s): Automotive


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Ambulance Driver is expected to perform include:

  • Ensuring the road and service worthiness of ambulance
  • Co-ordinating with the control room and reaching the patient’s location
  • Driving and transporting sick or injured individuals to medical facilities for treatment
  • Placing the patient on a stretcher and loading the stretcher into an ambulance
  • Administering first aid if needed
  • Carrying out routine care of ambulance equipment and daily vehicle checks
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2, 4
  • It is not a desk job
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Hospitals usually work for 7 days a week for 24 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital
  • Shift system is available
  • May be required to work on public holidays as well
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 10th
  • Certified training for Ambulance Driver (programme aligned to ASC/Q 9706 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of safe driving techniques
  • Knowledge of traffic regulations
  • Knowledge of patient moving and handling techniques
  • Proficiency in administering first aid​
  • Ability to use appropriate equipment and alarm systems to limit danger
  • Knowledge of alternative routes in case of natural calamities, road construction work, etc.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to road use and safety
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Trained in using GPS navigation system
  • Stress management training
  • Completed the ASDC Ambulance Driver module
  • Willingness to work for long hours in an emergency
  • Ability to work independently or in teams
  • Good time management skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Schools ​across India
     
  • St. John Ambulance Association Training Centre
    http://stjohnambulancevizag.org/course.html

     
  • Merquri Work & Play Pvt. Ltd.
    http://www.indiamart.com/merqurimedica/first-aid-training.html#first-aid-training
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

 For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.irte.com/driver-training.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Ambulance Driver → EMT/Paramedics

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3, 4

  • For candidates with 4 - 9 years of experience Rs 14,000 to Rs 17,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
  • Some organizations hire new entrants too if candidate is ASDC Driving Level 3 Certificate holder
  • Generally, 1 - 2 years of experience required in driving a commercial vehicle or ambulance
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 3, 4
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Highway emergency services
KEYWORDS 
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Driver/Van Driver
  • Ambulance Officers
  • Paramedics
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20158322.0301Ambulance Driver
ISCO 20088322Car, Taxi and Van Drivers
NIC 200886909Other human health activities n.e.c. (including independent ambulance activities)
QP ReferenceASC/Q9706Ambulance Driver
NSQFLevel ​4Not Available
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