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It’s the responsibility of an ambulance care assistant to help non-emergency patients to and from pre-arranged appointments at hospitals or social care institutions. They help patients home after appointments and make sure they’re settled and comfortable.
The role also contains the routine tasks involved in caring for an ambulance, but dealing with patients is the central focus. Assistants are often called on to help elderly, infirm, or disabled people to and from appointments.
A typical task could involve returning an older person home after a visit to the hospital. The ambulance care assistant in question would be required to act in a caring and considerate manner and try and make the patient feel comfortable, as well as getting them to or from their appointment.
Duties also include:
- Keeping accurate records of all trips
- Caring for the ambulance and its equipment
- Returning patients home
- Helping patients into an ambulance (this could involve an element of heavy lifting)