Patient care assistants transfer non-emergency patients to and from health or social care settings, including hospitals, for pre-arranged appointments. They are also known as patient transport service (PTS) drivers.
If you have excellent driving skills, enjoy helping people and have a calm and friendly personality, then this could be the job for you.
To be an patient care assistant, you should have a warm and caring personality. As well as good driving skills, you will need the ability to reassure anxious or worried patients.
To work as an patient care assistant, you will need a full manual driving licence. A good understanding of the Highway Code is important. So too, is the ability to read maps.