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Driver - Full Time Days - Immanuel Pathways Southwest Iowa

Immanuel Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

The overall purpose of this job is the safe and timely transportation of Immanuel Pathways participants, under the supervision of the Transportation Supervisor.  In addition to transporting participants, the primary responsibilities of this job also include the Driver to transport meals, durable medical equipment, pharmacy, and any other items deemed necessary.  The Driver is responsible for the overall cleanliness and safety of the vehicle assigned on a daily basis.  Responsible for communicating any safety issue to the Transportation Supervisor. Be capable of, and experienced in, transporting individuals with special mobility needs. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

Requirements of Job:

  • Be legally authorized (currently licensed or if applicable, certified or registered) to practice the job’s functions and actions in the respective state in which he/she is resides or is employed.
  • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
  • Agree to abide by the philosophy, practices, and protocols of the PACE organization
  • Job specific competencies for the Driver will be met prior to assuming participant care.
  • Incumbent may be asked to cover for a counterpart at a different PACE Pathways site on a fill-in basis for a short duration.

Nature and Scope of Job:

  • Work receives close supervision.  Supervisor provides guidance on matters not specifically covered by established procedures.  Limited opportunity to vary work steps or to decide appropriate procedures, guidelines or methods.
  • Work involves several related or sequential steps requiring recognition of the existence of and differences between existing procedures and similar situations.
  • Work methods and procedures to be followed are nearly always well-defined and specific to the work activity.
  1.  KEY FUNCTIONS OF JOB

Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

Transporting Participants & Items

  • Responsible for Immanuel Pathways participants-passengers during transport, providing care in a manner which ensures participant satisfaction.
  • Transports participants to and from medical/specialist appointments, and activity outings, as requested by the Interdisciplinary Team via the plan of care.
  • Provides physical assistance to each participant when needed as he/she boards and debarks from the program’s vehicles.
  • Transports meals, durable medical equipment, pharmacy, and any other items as deemed necessary for participant.
  • Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team when appropriate.
  • Communicates with Transportation Coordinator daily to be updated on participant conditions/ changes, plan of care changes, or Interdisciplinary Team requests.

Scheduling & Maintenance

  • Follows assigned schedule, makes adjustments to meet unanticipated changes, while considering the needs of the participant and requirements of the Pathways PACE Center.  Communicates these changes to dispatch.
  • Maintains and completes daily required records i.e., Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections, gasoline purchases.
  • Immediately reports, to Transportation Coordinator, any vehicle or cell phone operating problems, malfunction, or incidents out of the ordinary routine.
  • Operates equipment safely and in compliance with vehicle licensing regulations.
  • Maintains the vehicle in a neat and clean condition.
  • Ensures vehicle equipment is maintained and operating within manufactures recommendations, replacing supplies as needed.

Safety Standards

  • Follows safety policies and guidelines through:
    • Complying with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines
    • Implementing Exposure Control Plan
    • Complying with Emergency Preparedness Plan
    • Using proper lifting and push/pull techniques, use gate belt assistance and participant transfers

Other

  • Perform other duties as required or requested
  1. QUALIFICATIONS

Education-

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience-

  • One (1) year of commercial driving experience is preferred.

Other Requirements-

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License in the respective state in which he/she resides and in Iowa, must have a chauffer’s license or ability to obtain one within 14 days of employment.
  • Must have an acceptable record from the respective state’s Motor Vehicle Department in which the individual’s license was issued.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of safety requirements pertaining to the transportation industry
  • Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers, and the public.
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining good interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to deal professionally and diplomatically with people.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to be flexible and able to coordinate multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to read and understand maps and/or routing information to navigate within the service area.
  • Ability to handle information in a confidential manner at all times.
  1. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Description of how often the employee is exposed to the following working conditions:

 

Occasional (0-33%)

Frequent (34-66%)

Regular (67-100%)

Indoor Work

 

 

X

Outdoor Work

 

X

 

Cold (below 32 F)

X

 

 

Heat (above 100 F)

X

 

 

Extreme Noise

X

 

 

Vibrations

X

 

 

Fumes

 

X

 

Odors

X

 

 

Dust

X

 

 

Gases

X

 

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

X

 

 

Infectious Diseases

X

 

 

Electrical Hazards

X

 

 

Explosive Hazards

X

 

 

Chemical Hazards

X

 

 

 

*This job profile is designed to summarize certain essential information about a job or job category. It is not designed to be a comprehensive or detailed task list for any particular job or job category.  This job/job category may have individual or multiple incumbents, each of whom may perform somewhat different specific job duties or tasks consistent with the general function of the job.  Incumbents may be required to perform duties or support functions other than those listed on the job profile as needed.  Immanuel may amend a job profile at any time with or without notice.

Job Details

Date Posted August 30, 2017
Date Closes September 29, 2017
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department PACE SW IOWA TRANSPORTATION
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift
Daytime
7-530pm
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 53-3022.00 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
Zipcode 515014

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Driver
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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