Ambulance Transport Attendants – Mobile Patient Care

Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service provides emergency aero medical and health care services for people in rural and remote regions across Australia. RFDS NSW supports the work of the Flying Doctors throughout Australia, and is also growing its clinical services across the State.

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Mobile Patient Care (MPC) is a service division of RFDS Victoria, providing non-emergency patient transport services in both rural and metropolitan locations across VIC and NSW.

The Role

Ambulance Transport Attendants exist to provide high quality patient care and treatment during the transport of patients with a wide variety of medical conditions, in accordance with RFDS MPC policies, procedures, and Non-Emergency Patient Transport Regulations. A key focus of the role is on maintaining positive working relationships with clients.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Perform patient assessment, intervention and assess the effectiveness of any intervention in accordance with all RFDS MPC policies and procedures, NEPT regulations and within prescribed scope of practice.
  • Perform independently and problem solve within established policies and procedures as well as work collaboratively with other team members when required.
  • Maintain an understanding of RFDS MPC Policies and procedures and Non-Emergency Patient Transport Regulations to support best practice.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified as Ambulance Transport Attendant, Ambulance Officer, Ambulance Paramedic or Division 1 Registered Nurse.
  • Experience working in the non-emergency patient transport sector in an equal role.
  • Knowledge of NEPT clinical practice protocols.

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Additional requirements:

RFDS policies require that the below immunizations must be obtained by any new staff members prior to commencement of work. Please be aware that if you don’t have the following, you may not be eligible for a position in Mobile Patient Care.

  1. Hepatitis B – Evidence of at least 3 vaccinations and copy of results of immune status (Hepatitis B surface antibody)
  2. Varicella – Evidence of 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or results of blood test demonstrating immunity to Varicella
  3. Pertussis – Evidence of most recent booster of Pertussis containing vaccine during adulthood (maximum 10 years)
  4. Measles/Mumps/Rubella – Were you born in Australia before 1966? Yes/No

If Yes: No further proof required

If NO: evidence of 2 doses of Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine (MMR and MMRII) or Results of blood test demonstrating immunity to Measles, Mumps & Rubella

Influenza – Proof of most recent year’s vaccine

You will be required to hold a current NSW Driver’s License (mandatory) and have the ability to drive in both city and country traffic conditions. A satisfactory National Police Check completed through NSW Police OR Australian Federal Police within the last 6 months and current satisfactory Working with Children Check are required for employment in this industry.

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