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
* General Responsibilities * Residents Rights * 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.
* Staff Development * Safety and Sanitation * Administrative
Responsibilities * Special Activities/Attributes
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.