DRIVER

International Community Health Services in Seattle, WA

  • Industry: Trucking - Trainee/Inexperienced Driver
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Discover how you can make an impact on people, communities and creating greater health equity.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nationally-recognized federally qualified health center, and for over 45 years ICHS has provided culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services, including increasing health equity for uninsured and medically underserved individuals of all languages and walks of life. We firmly believe that access to quality health care strengthens our families and communities, and promotes a more just society. We take pride in our diverse and inclusive workforce and at ICHS we value respect and support each other so each individual can achieve his or her full potential. We invite you to join us and be inspired by colleagues that share your mission and purpose.
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Under the supervision of the Transportation Supervisor, the Driver is responsible for the safe and timely transportation of Healthy Aging and Wellness Program participants. Including transport of participants, meals, durable medical equipment, pharmacy, and any other transportation as deemed necessary. Responsible for overall cleanliness and safety of the vehicle assigned on a daily basis. Responsible for communicating any safety issue to the Transportation Coordinator.
Responsible for PACE passengers during transport, providing care in a manner which ensures participant satisfaction.
Follow assigned schedule, make adjustments to meet unanticipated changes, while considering the needs of the participant and requirements of the PACE Center. Communicate these changes to Transportation Coordinator or designee.
Operate equipment safely and in compliance with vehicle licensing regulations.
Maintain and complete daily required records, i.e. Pre and Post Trip Inspections, gasoline purchases.
Immediately report to Transportation Coordinator any vehicle or cell phone operating problems, malfunction, or incidents out of the ordinary routine.
Transport participants to and from medical/specialist appointments and activity outings as requested by the interdisciplinary team via the plan of care.
Transport meals, durable medical equipment, pharmacy, and any other items as deemed necessary for participant.
Provide physical assistance to each participant when needed as s/he boards and disembarks from the programs vehicles.
Maintain the vehicle in a neat and clean condition.
Ensure vehicle equipment is maintained and operating within manufacturers recommendations, replacing supplies as needed.
Function as a member of the interdisciplinary team when appropriate.
Communicate with Transportation Coordinator or designee daily to be updated on participant conditions/changes, plan of care changes, or interdisciplinary team requests.
Maintain the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.
Participate in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintain any required certifications or licenses.
Position specific competencies for the Driver will be met prior to assuming participant care.
Practice standard precautions and follows appropriate Infection Control procedures.
Education - High School Diploma or GED.
Experience?- Minimum of one year experience working with the frail and elderly population preferred. If not met, willingness to train on the complexities of serving a frail and elderly population is required.
Other Requirement(s) - Valid WA State Drivers License, with a clean driving record. Able to pass a driving competency test demonstrating safe operation of company vehicles. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases and up-to-date with all immunizations before having direct participant contact. Must have active CPR and First Aid Certification, or willing to obtain within 1 month of hire.
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