Ambulance Driver

Driver/Van Driver

Ambulance Officers


Minimum ? 10th

Compulsory training on law and regulations related to road use and safety

Certified training for Ambulance Driver(programme aligned to ASC/Q 9706 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Driving experience of minimum 2 years on a commercial vehicle or ambulance

The tasks an Ambulance Driver is expected to perform include:

Ensuring the road and service worthiness of ambulance

Co-ordinating with the control room and reaching the patient?s location

Driving and transporting sick or injured individuals to medical facilities for treatment

Placing the patient on astretcherand loading the stretcher into an ambulance

Administering first aid, if needed

Carrying out routine care of ambulance equipment and daily vehicle checks

Licensed to operate an ambulance van/bus

Possesses a satisfactory driving record

Knowledge of safe driving techniques

Knowledge of traffic regulations

Knowledge of moving and handling techniques

Proficiency in administering first aid

Basic reading and writing skills

Ability to use appropriate equipment and alarm systems to limit danger

Knowledge of alternative routes in case of natural calamities, road construction work, etc.

Physically fit

Good driving skills


Trained in using GPS navigation system

Stress management training

Completed the ASDC Ambulance Driver module

Willingness to work for long working hours in an emergency

Ability to work independently or in teams Responsible

Good time management skills

It is not a desk job

May or may not need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is/is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Shift system is applicable

Maybe required to work on public holidays as well

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like exposure to traumatic and distressing incidents, responding and attending to emergency calls in all kinds of weather

Health risks include exposure to and contact with infectious person or infectious body fluids

For candidates with experience ?INR10,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Industry Growth Trends

Ambulance drivers and health professionals riding in ambulances are often the first people to reach those needing medical assistance. Ambulance drivers often work in hospitals and community first-aid squads, as well as with police and fire departments. Because they're the first responders, ambulance drivers must be well trained and be able to handle high-pressure medical situations.

As with many healthcare-related professions, the ambulance driver EMT and paramedic field is expected to grow strongly. The Bureau of Labour Statistics reports 33 percent growth in the EMT and paramedic field by 2020, a much faster than average rate compared to most industries. With only a formal training course needed and no baccalaureate or higher college degree required, entry into the ambulance driver EMT or paramedic field is relatively open. This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Ambulance Drivers.



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