This qualification reflects the role of workers such as non-emergency patient transport officers who provide non-emergency transport and care for patients who have a non-acute or chronic illness or disability and require transportation. Workers in this role provide appropriate patient assessment, follow procedures for safe removal of a patient for transport for pre-arranged or booked transport service and the time of response is not given high priority in comparison to emergency transport.
The course will be delivered in six blended modules of eLearning, face to face sessions, observation shifts and simulated training. Students will be required to attend our training facility at 6/88 Dynon Road, West Melbourne.
The qualification is delivered on a full-time basis, based on this delivery model:
No Module Unit Code and Name 1 Provide first aid
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
2 Provide advanced first aid and advanced resuscitation
- HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
- HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
3 Safety and Communication
- HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention & control policies & procedures
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
4 Manage Scene
- HLTAMB011 Manage a routine non-emergency scene
5 Patient Assessment
- HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
- BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
6 Patient Transport
- HLTAMB014 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
- HLTAMB001 Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient
You will complete the following units of competency to satisfy the requirements for this qualification:
Unit Name Type HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid Elective HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation Elective HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention & control policies & procedures Core CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core HLTAMB011 Manage a routine non-emergency scene Elective HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Elective BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Elective HLTAMB014 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions Core HLTAMB001 Follow procedures for routine safe removal of patient Core
The course includes a 2.5-week face to face training program, which incorporates practical driving components. Students are also required to complete various self-paced workbooks and participate in four observer shifts with St John Patient Transport crews over a total course duration of 6 months.
To commence in this course, you are required to have:
- Full Driver’s Licence (P/L plates not accepted).
- Current working with children check
- Current Police check
- Immunisation for Hep B, MMR, Whooping cough, Chicken pox, Flu
Course fees are $3995
- 1st Payment - Enrolment confirmation: $395.00 (non-refundable)
- 2nd Payment – Before end week 4: $1,200.00
- 3rd Payment – Before end week 8: $1,200.00
- 4th Payment – Before end week 12: $1,200.00
Patient Transporter Job Duties generally include:
- Transports patients by assisting patients in and out, ambulances, cars, and helicopters; lifting patients on and off beds; moving them to and from particular service and treatment areas, and operating rooms; using wheelchairs or moveable beds.
- Comforts patients and their families by offering support and encouragement; being punctual and attentive to procedure schedules; demonstrating caring and cultural sensitivity.
- Transports equipment and supplies by picking-up requisitioned orders; delivering them to assigned treatment areas and patient care areas.
- Transports laboratory specimens by picking-up specimens and delivering them to specified laboratory.
- Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with federal and state legal regulations and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
- Enhances health care organisation reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Credit transfer and Recognition of prior learning (RPL) are two ways your previous education, training or experience can contribute to a new qualification.
At St John Ambulance you can apply for credit so your previous learning or experience counts toward your St John Ambulance program
A successful outcome for this certificate will be determined by a range of different assessment methods including written assessment (questionnaire), observation of simulated and practical activities etc. You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.
Skills and Qualifications
Patient Transporter Skills and Qualifications
Customer Service, Customer Focus, Bedside Manner, Physical Fitness, Verbal Communication, Listening, Documentation Skills, Decision Making, Patient Services, Health Care Administration, Health Promotion and Maintenance