Driver with Caring Duties

Location Larne, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.09 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Tracey Bell
Job ref BATB250621_1624628824

Job description

Collect and convey clients/patients (including the aged, physically handicapped, epileptics, psychiatric, blind etc.,) to Trust Adult/Day Care facilities. Carry out daily routine maintenance of their vehicle and minor repairs (including checking fuel oil, water levels and topping up as required, tyre pressures, vehicle cleaning, changing punctured wheels etc.) Convey clients to centres, for educational classes, outings, luncheon clubs, etc, Operate tail lifts on vehicles where provided, after training. Complete any records in relation to the performance/usage of the vehicle per journey e.g. miles travelled, petrol used, oil replaced, patient/clients carried, loading etc. The information required would vary with the type of vehicle and will be subject to change in the light of development. Daily completion and monthly return of vehicle log sheets. Secure clients travelling in wheelchairs with the recommended restraint device. Any other duties relevant to the post.

Portering Responsibilities Such responsibilities will be those associated with the driving duties referred to above e.g. loading and unloading vehicles, delivery of goods to departments etc. Collect and deliver food supplies (including meals in containers) and materials (including beds, bedding furniture, equipment, CSSD Pharmacy stores items, laundry etc.,) as required by management. Caring Responsibilities Where necessary assist clients/patients in any manner possible with regard to their needs e.g. preparation for transit to (and on return from) centres and functions, doing up laces, switching off lights and appliances etc. Assist clients, including those in wheelchairs and those who walk with assistance of mobility aids, when necessary i.e. boarding/alighting vehicle and an outing/educational visits. Provide immediate minor first-aid to passengers on the vehicle if required. (Drivers are not required to hold a first-aid certificate) Assist at day facilities, functions and day outings as required, (e.g. serving meals), under supervision of Care Assistant. Assist in the evacuation of adults and children and provide transport back -up to the ambulance service in emergency situations. General Responsibilities Employees of the Trust will be required to promote and support the mission and vision of the service for which they are responsible and :-

Ø At all times provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner Ø At all times demonstrate practice which reflects the CORE values of compassion, openness, respect and excellence

Ø Carry out their duties and responsibilities in a manner which assures patient and client safety

Ø Comply with all instructions in regard to Infection Prevention and Control

Ø Demonstrate their commitment by their regular attendance and the efficient completion of all tasks allocated to them

Ø Comply with the Trust's Smoke Free Policy

Ø Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with health and safety policy and statutory regulations

Ø Adhere to equal opportunities policy throughout the course of their employment

Ensure the ongoing confidence of the public in service provision

Ø Comply with the HPSS Code of Conduct

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