Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is assisting in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of Transportation Programs in accordance with current federal, state, local and DOT standards, guidelines and regulations, as well as Solaris HealthCare's established policies and procedures to ensure the medical, emotional, recreational, and social needs of the resident are met/maintained on an individual basis.
Transportation Driver Responsibilities
Assists in planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating the transportation programs of this community.
Assists in maintaining a good working rapport with other departments within the community, and outside community health, welfare and social agencies, to ensure that programs can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
Keeps abreast of current federal, state and DOT regulations, as well as professional standards, and make recommendation on changes in policies and procedures to the Social Director.
Coordinates with the Administrator or Resident Services to assist residents with transportation in compliance with medical and/or leisure needs.
Communicates with Administrator or Resident Services for medical appointments to set up times residents should be ready to leave for their medical appointments.
Maintains an excellent working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations.
Meets with Administrator, on a regular basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
Alert for any change in resident's condition. Reports to Administrator or Resident Services immediately.
Maintains CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent resident care information to ensure resident rights are protected.
Transports residents for medical/dental appointments as scheduled by Medical/Transportation Receptionist.
Transports residents for men's haircuts, shopping, banking and social outings as scheduled. Load and unload groceries for residents after grocery shopping. Must have awareness of Social calendar and events scheduled at community.
Assists and advises residents of safety measures loading on and off vehicles. Driver to wear safety belt while loading residents on and off vehicles.
Uses caution while transporting residents to avoid motions that could be detrimental.
In the event of an emergency (i.e. heart attack) does not remove resident, calls 911 for medical assistance. Upon return to community notifies the nurse on duty and Administrator immediately.
Reports all incidents and accidents immediately.
Ensures that all established safety regulations are followed at all times.
Recommendations to the Administrator the equipment and supply needed.
Checks gas, oil, antifreeze, brake fluids, platform and tire pressure on a timely basis to maintain the vehicle in good running order.
Vehicles are kept clean and orderly at all times. Keeps vehicles free of loose objects which could fall or roll.
Keeps chart on all incidents, mileage, gas used and number of residents transported daily. Weekly report is submitted to the Administrator in addition to a month-end full report.
Emergency numbers are kept in all vehicles at all times.
Safety check lists are completed before transporting residents. Vehicle safety equipment check lists done weekly. Turns both checklists in to Administrator.
Turns in vehicle maintenance request form and receives approval from Administrator prior to performing maintenance on vehicles. Submits all invoices to the Administrator.
Advises receptionist prior to leaving and upon returning with residents. Completes log of residents who board the bus, and leaves a copy with the receptionist. The original log stay on the bus, assuring all residents who left are returned.
Reviews department policies and procedures, as directed, and participates in making recommended changes.
Serves on various committees of the facility as may be directed.
Participates in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.
Performs administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, change slips, reports, etc., and submitting to the Administrator as required.
Safety and Sanitation
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
(1) Year CDL driving license preferred.
Must possess violation free MVR report.
Prefer training in first aid and CPT.
Any combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.