Medical Transportation- Van Driver
Requirements for Transportation Aide
Must have previous experience as a medical driver.
- Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent. Valid, unencumbered state drivers license. Chauffeur's drivers license preferred.
- 1-2 year's transportation/LTC experience preferred. Must have the physical ability to transfer residents and propel wheelchairs.
- Must possess current unencumbered state driver's license.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
- Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
- Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at
which they are currently functioning.
- Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activity services.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this
position can be fully met.
- Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and
- Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of the company, which include a medical and physical examination.
- Must be able to relate to and wor
Purpose Of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of the Transportation Aide is to drive facility vehicle to transport residents, staff and volunteers to desired destinations. Provides assistance/escort for residents to and from rehabilitation treatments. As a Consulate Health Care Transportation Aide you are entrusted with the responsibility of caring for our residents, families, co-workers, visitors and all others; as well as demonstrating in all interactions, Consulate Health Care's five core values of Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Passion. You are entrusted to provide innovative, responsible healthcare with the creation and implementation of new ideas and concepts that continually improve systems and processes to achieve superior results.
As Transportation Aide, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for providing assistance/escort for residents traveling to and from rehabilitation treatment. No supervisory function. This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by the supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time, for any reason.
Duties and Responsibilities of Transportation Aide :
- Review daily rehabilitation schedule and be available, as indicated.
- Provide minimal assist of residents transferring to and from wheelchairs.
- Assist nursing and rehabilitation personnel with transfers to and from vehicle.
- Transport residents to and from rehabilitation area for scheduled appointments.
- Operate elevators, as needed.
- Inform nursing and rehabilitation staff of any incidents/problems.
- Maintain positive, professional interaction with residents and staff.
- Attend in-service training sessions, as required.
- Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
- Embrace the Consulate Health Care's five core values of compassion, honesty, integrity, respect and passion, and incorporate them into daily job function.
- Demonstrate respect and compassion in every interaction.
- Conduct oneself with the highest degree of honesty and integrity in every interaction.
- Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interactions with co-workers, residents, families and visitors.
- May be trained and assigned to perform the Customer Care Liaison duties as needed.
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
- Report all incidents/accidents immediately.
- Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions/equipment immediately.
- Follow established ergonomics policies and procedures (e.g., a back brace and/or a mechanical lifter is used when lifting or moving heavy objects).
- Use protective clothing/devices when handling infectious waste and/or blood/body fluids.
- Preparing facility vehicle for scheduled programs.
- Assist in cleaning up facility vehicle after completing transports.
- Recommend to your supervisor the equipment and supply needs for transportation.
- Operate transportation equipment in a safe manner.
- Assist in the moving/arranging of equipment/supplies to assure that activity areas are ready for scheduled activity functions.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents
of unauthorized disclosure of such information.
- Knock before entering a resident's room.
- Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the Executive Director indicating what action(s)
were taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Follow facility's established procedures.
- Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility.
- Moves intermittently during working hours.
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
- Communicates with the medical staff, nursing service, and other department directors.
- Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
- Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
- Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
- Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants,
tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
- May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.