Patient Transport Service
The Trust's Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (PTS) employs 64 Contact Centre staff based at Bicester in Oxfordshire and at Otterbourne in Hampshire.
This is in addition to 343 operational PTS staff across the four counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire and 127 registered volunteer ambulance car drivers across the South Central Region.
Between April and December 2012 PTS undertook 318,029 patient journeys.
Ambulance Care Assistants (ACA) working for PTS provide transport for low to middle dependency patients to and from treatment centre appointments. Anyone aged 18 years or over with a full UK driving licence, including C1 entitlement with no more than 3 penalty points may apply to become an Ambulance Care Assistant.
A caring disposition, previous customer service experience, knowledge of the Highway Code, the ability to map read and awareness of equality
and diversity in the workplace and community are all desirable criteria for the role and academic qualifications may be required, depending
on role level.
Ambulance Care Assistants aregiven training in basic life saving skills to the level of a Community First Responder and are subject to an enhanced Criminal Record check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The role affords excellent career development prospects within SCAS' Patient Transport Service and the opportunity to apply to the trust's 999 front line service as an Emergency Care Assistant after 12 months.
For general enquries, please ring:
- For Berkshire and Hampshire - 0300 100 0024
- For Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire - 01869 365 220.
For eligibility criteria for Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes residents, please ring 0300 100 0015.