A medical driver may work in an emergency and a non-emergency situation – sometimes in both. These individuals are hired by hospitals primarily, but are also required for companies that provide medical dispatch services to hospitals. Most of the day of a medical driver is spent behind the wheel in his or her assigned van or transit.
The main work of a medical driver is to transport people (usually patients), medical documents, and laboratory specimens from one place to another.
Education & Skills Requirement
Typically, a high school diploma or a GED are sufficient to work as a medical driver. However, prior experience in the field, even if it is in that of a driver helper, can go a long way in making you a favorite to hire.
Medical drivers need to possess exceptional skills in performing periodic maintenance on their assigned vehicles, and have it in them to be able to manage minor repairs if and when necessary.
It is important for medical drivers to understand urgency, and to be able to transport people and things in a safe and timely manner. Since hospital managements depend highly on medical drivers, it is important for them to be responsible and conscientious.
Job Description for Medical Driver Resume
• Comprehend work orders provided at the beginning of each shift, and create plans to follow them efficiently
• Perform pre-trip inspections on assigned vehicles, to ensure that they are ready and equipped to transport patients, documents and samples
• Assist medial staff members in helping patients in and out of vehicles, and ensure that they are properly and safely strapped in
• Obtain dispatch information from the center, and map routes accordingly, using both standard maps and the GPS
• Ascertain that medical documents and laboratory specimens are properly secured into the medical van
• Drive assigned van or transit to predetermined locations, placing special focus on the wellbeing of patients on-board, and the safety of documents and samples
• Assist patients in disembarking from medical vehicles, and ensure that medical staff members are around to help them
• Ascertain that receipts for samples and documents are obtained as soon as they are delivered to the right destinations
• Create and maintain communication channels with dispatch units to provide them with updates on deliveries and patient transports
• Perform both preventative and regular maintenance on assigned vehicles to ensure that they remain in good working order.