WHEELCHAIR VAN DRIVER
Job Details
Entry
AL - Tuscaloosa County - Tuscaloosa, AL
N/A
Full-Time/Part-Time
High School
Undisclosed
None
Any
Entry Level
Description

SUMMARY: Responsible for the operation of the non-ambulance medical transportation vehicle and the transportation of wheelchair bound patients. The Driver must have a working knowledge of how a wheelchair works, how to move a patient in a wheelchair and how to properly load and secure a wheelchair, with patient, in the vehicle. Additionally, the Driver is responsible for the daily inspection and minor maintenance of the vehicle.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

· Inspects the wheelchair vehicle at the beginning and the end of the shift according to established procedures.

 

· Completes vehicle check-off during each shift.

 

· Reports needed repairs, etc., to supervisor and/or other support personnel.

 

· Is responsible for the safe transport of patients and riders.

 

· Responsible for maintaining an accurate log of daily transports.

 

· Responsible for the completion of paperwork for each transport.

 

· Responsible for the collection of payments when so indicated. Will generate a receipt for payment and submit payment with paperwork, at the end of the shift, to the supervisor and/or designee.

 

· Responsible for a full knowledge of the vehicle’s equipment and its proper use at all times.

 

· Upon completion of a call, is responsible for placing the vehicle back into service.

 

· Is responsible for radio/phone communication from the field (vehicle) to the Communications Center.

 

· Responsible for precepting new employees.

 

· Respects and holds in confidence all information of a confidential nature obtained in the course of professional work unless required by company policies/procedures to divulge such information.

 

· Adheres to standards of personal ethics which reflect credit upon the position.

 

· Performs as an EMS Driver on the ambulance as needed.

 

· Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

STRESS FACTORS:

Occasionally: Repetitive tasks, high pressure

Frequently: Intense tasks.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasionally: Walking inside, carrying no greater than 75 pounds, kneeling, stooping, bending, and leaning. Walking up/down stairs. Pushing patients seated in a wheelchair.

Frequently: Hearing/listening, clear speech, touching, typing.

Constantly: Sitting, seeing.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Occasionally: Extended day. May be exposed to an uncontrolled environment to which the Driver could be exposed to harm and exposure to bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infections materials.

Constantly: Works alone, with and around others, face-to-face and verbal contact, inside/outside. Able to work in all types of weather conditions, including, but not limited to rain, snow, heat, etc.

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MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Frequently: Analyzing, decision making.

Constantly: Simple reading and writing, high math and writing skills, clerical, memorization, perception/computation, problem solving, simple math skills, judgment, reasoning.

 

EQUIPMENT USED:

Occasionally: stapler, sharpener, calculator.

Frequently: Telephone, cell phone, terminal, facsimile, computer/typewriter, keyboard, wheelchair, wheelchair vehicle, wheelchair lift, straps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Must meet the core essential job functions and job qualification standards for field operations personnel as described in the Standard Operating Procedure manual.

Must be able to drive in normal and adverse conditions. Should be able to use locator aids such as a map and/or GPS device.

Driving record in compliance with NEMS policy regarding insurability.

Certified in CPR.

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