Patient Transport Trainee/Patient Transport Officer - Wagga Wagga

Employment Type:  Casual
Position Classification: Patient Transport Officer
Remuneration: $26.50-$27.68 per hour
Requisition ID: REQ144501


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Where you will be working

Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (WWBH) is one of the busiest rural hospitals in NSW with over 300 beds, 40,000 emergency presentations, 1,100 births and approximately 11,000 operations annually.

A significant three stage re-build of WWBH is well underway, with the third and final stage of the redevelopment, a six-storey Ambulatory Care Building, commencing in 2018. Construction is due to be completed late 2020 with operational commissioning in 2021.

Stages 1 and 2 completed in 2017, delivered a new 50-bed Mental Health Building and a 7-storey Acute Services Building. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital includes an emergency department, operating theatres, women’s and children’s inpatient unit, intensive care and high dependency unit, angiography suites, additional inpatient beds and a rooftop helipad. Specialties include cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and paediatrics.

In total, the NSW Government is investing $431 million in the development of Wagga Wagga Health Service. It represents one of the largest health redevelopment in the state. Further information about the WWHS Redevelopment is available here >

About the great community of Wagga Wagga!

Known as the hub of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga has recently been recognised as one of the ‘top family friendly’ cities in Australia; boasting a rich range of cultural experiences, a strong sporting culture and a wide selection of schools and education options for families.

With an urban population over 60,000 people, Wagga Wagga is NSW’s largest inland city and offers a myriad of activities to enjoy, including a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafes, markets and wineries, galleries and museums. 

To learn more about life in Wagga Wagga please visit:

What you will be doing

As a member of the Patient Transport Unit (PTU), the primary focus of this position is to provide safe, comfortable and cost effective transportation services in scenarios that include:

  • Transfer of patients from MLHD Facilities to another facility, internal or external to the Local Health District. Transport of patients from MLHD Facilities to medical appointments at another hospital or private sector provider.

  • Assist, as required, NSW Ambulance with patient transfers to assist bed flow management.

  • Provide service 24 hours a day as part of a 7 day rotating roster.

The Patient Transport Officer will provide safe and timely transport of patients as directed by the Patient Transport Coordinator and contribute to the delivery of quality care and excellence in customer service within a cost effective and efficient environment.
Patient Transport Officers will have completed training and maintain skills in the following:

  • Advanced cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Guedels Airways

  • Basic life support skills

  • Advanced First Aid

  • Patient handling and lifting techniques,

  • Driver training

  • Oxygen administration and transport and handling of specialised equipment (eg cardiac defibrillators)

Trainee Patient Transport Officers will undertake the above training and workplace mentoring in order to successfully complete the requirements for appointment to a Patient Transport Officer.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants to have an Advanced First Aid certificate. Consideration may be given to applicants with a current Senior First Aid certificate, who are able to undertake the Advanced First Aid certificate at their own expense within the first 6 months of appointment.

  • Current licence to drive in NSW (Class C) with a proven safe driving record verified by a current Roads and Maritime Services licence printout and a knowledge of and ability to undertake minor motor maintenance.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills with ability to work both independently and within a team.

Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.

Additional Information

  • If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand

    NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009

    .  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  For visa information, please see

  • This is a child-related position. You will be required to obtain a NSW Children’s Guardian Working With Children Check (WWCC) which can be found by clicking on the below link:

Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Susan Clout on *********

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and

people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.