Volunteer Patient Transport Coordinator - Edinburgh
Are you friendly, organised, and passionate about helping others?
St John Scotland is looking for volunteer Coordinators to support a new Patient Transport service for Edinburgh and the Lothians.
The service will support people living with chronic kidney disease to access dialysis treatment at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary and Western General hospitals. Dialysis treatment must be given three times a week, and for patients who would otherwise rely on taxi or ambulance transport, the St John Scotland service means they have a reliable, friendly service they can depend on.
St John Scotland currently operates Patient Transport services in five areas of Scotland, and is keen to expand the service to patients in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
As a volunteer Patient Transport Coordinator, you will be the main link between the team of volunteer drivers and the NHS renal units, ensuring the service runs smoothly and efficiently.
You will work alongside another volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteer rotas, support volunteer driver recruitment and induction, and manage administration and record keeping for the service.
This is an ideal role for you if you want to make a real difference by helping people in your community. It's a role with a lot of responsibility, but one that brings a lot of reward.
The role would be most suitable to someone who can commit around 5 hours a week, but can also be flexible with their time as there may be occasions when the Coordinator is required to respond to short-notice changes to patient journeys or volunteer availability.
We are looking for someone who is based in Edinburgh or the Lothians who is familiar with the local area.
Applicants will be required to undergo a PVG check as part of the recruitment process.
If you're organised, capable and keen to make a difference, we'd love to hear from you.
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