UnityPoint Health

Driver-PACE

Requisition ID
2021-97634
Category
Purchasing, Supply Chain, and Logistics
Location
US-IA-Sioux City
Address
1200 Triview Ave
Affiliate
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
City
Sioux City
Department
PACE Day Center
State
IA
FTE
.01
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
PRN
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed

Overview

UnityPoint Heath - Sioux City PACE

PRN - As Needed

 

Under the supervision of the PACE Transportation/Facility Manager, a Driver is responsible for providing transportation services utilizing an agency vehicle to transport Siouxland PACE participants according to assigned routes/appointment schedules. Provides all delivery services as needed. Also, maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Compliance Accountability Program, Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement and Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures, in order to assure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.

Responsibilities

Transporting PACE Participants

  • Maintain safe driving record. At all times driver is to follow and obey all traffic laws.
  • Maintain working knowledge of transportation routes in Sioux City and surrounding communities within the Siouxland PACE service area.
  • Accurately follow the transportation schedule/directions to ensure Participants arrive at scheduled appointments on time.
  • Follow safety procedures at all times related to utilization of seat belts and securing wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment on the vehicle.
  • Maintain working knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of the frail elderly population.
  • Proceed on assignments in a timely fashion with limited supervision.
  • Problem solve and plan effectively.

Customer Service

  • Assist PACE Participants safely in/out of PACE vehicle and to/from homes/offices/vehicles in the manner necessary to meet their individual needs, (pushing wheelchairs, assisting with ambulation using gait belt as needed, assisting up/down steps, etc)
  • Report any changes in the participant’s home conditions or health status to the Transportation Coordinator(s) or to other appropriate staff person as procedures indicate.
  • Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills when working with Participants, PACE staff and contracted providers in the community.
  • Provide a pleasant and comfortable environment where Participants feel safe and welcome.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with the PACE team and contracted providers.

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Maintain vehicle in good operating condition: clean, fueled, perform daily safety checks.
  • Monitor vehicle maintenance and report maintenance/repair needs to Transportation Manager.
  • Daily and/or weekly pest control protocol followed for all PACE vehicles.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

·         High School Graduate or GED required.

 

Experience:

 

 

 

 

·         One year of experience working with the frail or elderly population required.

·         Six months experience transporting individuals with special mobility needs strongly preferred.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

·         Maintains current CPR status or acquire within 30 days of hire.

·         Maintains current Mandatory Adult or acquire within 30 days of hire Abuse Reporter status

·         Valid Driver’s License (Chauffer's endorsement for IA licenses), and good driving record required.

·         Proof of Auto Insurance

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

·         Adaptability

·         Customer/Patient focused

·         Interpersonal skills

·         Problem solving

·         Teamwork

·         Basic computer skills-working knowledge of Microsoft office.

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

·         Driver will be required to operate manual vehicle ramp and hydraulic lifts to load/unload wheel chairs.

·         Driver will be required to utilize Q-straint tie downs to secure wheel chairs on vehicles.

 

 

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