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Ian
Out of Hours Urgent Care Driver

The doctors and nurse practitioners are great and are always available to offer you support and guidance.

  • Why did you choose to work for us?

    I wanted to work for a recognised company, who value and support their staff. Having worked previously for the Ambulance Service, I also wanted a flexible work pattern with night shifts that Medvivo offers.

  • What do you get up to on a typical shift?

    At the start of each shift, I collect all the paperwork necessary during a shift, collect the car keys and check the car to make sure it is road worthy and has the right equipment, drugs and personal protective equipment to last the shift. 

    Liaising with the clinician on duty, we check to see which visits and face to face appointments have been allocated to us. When ready, we contact the Urgent Care Co-ordinator team to get the go head to proceed to the visits. 

    On arrival at the address I will carry out a risk assessment of the location and property, escorting the clinician to the door and providing support if required. The clinician keeps in contact with the driver whilst they remain with the vehicle. 

    We also work closely with the clinician to ensure our medicines management policies and procedures are followed. 

  • What do you like most about working here?

    I love working as part of a team and support the clinical team, where possible making their job easier. It’s great to be out in the community, going to different locations. 

    In my time at Medvivo, I have managed to work at all the out of hours bases and learn different procedures at each of them. It has been a learning curve to understand about all the drugs that are required by the clinician, and assist them with anything they need during the shift.

    My preference is to work the night shift. Although driving at night can be stressful and tiring, it’s important to take time to get out of the car to get some fresh air and ensure you’re fit for the rest of the driving shift.  

  • What makes someone successful here?

    I think you can become successful with a positive attitude and a can do approach. 

  • How are you supported in your role?

    The doctors and nurse practitioners are great and are always available to offer you support and guidance. There is always someone available to answer any questions or help with any problems you might have. 

  • What makes someone successful here?

    Being a team player and being open to new opportunities that come your way.

  • What would you say to someone who is thinking of working for us?

    Medvivo is a great place to work where you will make friends for life.

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