Summary The purpose of this position is to safely and efficiently transport patients/participants to and from appointments, the Day Center and their homes. This position is responsible for assisting patients/participants in and out of their residences as well as in and out of different medical/social buildings. Main responsibility is driving a bus, though may drive other vehicles on occasion. This position is supervised of the Transportation Coordinator, in accordance with organization policies and procedures and will report patient/participant needs and concerns to the supervisor. Employment Status: Part-Time, Hourly Typical Hours of Employment: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Employment Location: Topeka, Kansas Required Application Materials: Resume, Online Application Essential Duties & Responsibilities PeopleCoordinates transportation routes using the appropriate technology available. Main responsibility is driving a bus, though may drive other vehicles on occasionAssists participants/patients across care settings.Assists with gurney transports of patients/participants using the gurney transportation van as assigned.Assists with wheelchair and ambulatory transfer between home and van, and destination and van.Assists with pushing and lifting wheelchair with participant/patient in it.Assists participants/patients with their medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) as needed.Documents care for frail elder participants as an extension member of the PACE interdisciplinary treatment team.Notes changes in participants/patients enrollees physical or emotional health and communicates this information to the appropriate staff person. ServiceCompletes the Driving I, II and III competencies upon hire and annually thereafter.Performs other pertinent functions as assigned by the Transportation Coordinator.Maintains standard records of work performed.Transports participants/patients to and from the destination and accompanies participants/patients to medical and other appointments.Assists in the preparation, serving and cleaning up after meals and snacks at the Day Center.Assists in the delivery of medication and supplies to participants/patients when needed.Assists in the straightening up and cleaning of the different areas of the Day Center as directed.Knows and adheres to the philosophy and goals of PACE Program and other programs of Midland.Maintains a quiet and safe environment for participants/patients, visitors and staff.Keeps confidentiality of participants/patients records, reports and discussions.Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings and participants/patients care meetings as requested.Identifies service delivery problems and reports same to supervisor.Participates in the Transportation On-Call rotation/schedule as assigned. Is available for providing transports for patients/participants during On-Call shifts.Performs other duties as assigned.Assists in other areas of the Midland organization as may be needed. QualityMaintains respect for the participants/patients, his/her privacy, and his/her property.Practices infection control procedures.Informs the supervisor of unusual occurrences.Completes pre and post driving checklists at the beginning/end of each day and/or when changing from one vehicle to another during the day.Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of assigned vehicle. GrowthPursues professional growth through the continuing education process.Assists in other areas of the Midland organization as may be needed.Performs other duties as assigned.Is professional in appearance and manner at work and in participants/patients home; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the supervisor as appropriate.Responds in a positive manner to constructive criticism. FinanceUtilizes company resources in a prudent and appropriate manner. Is a good steward of company resources.Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.Utilizes supplies and equipment economically.Executes Preventive Maintenance Plan for vehicles.Maintains care of transportation vehicles and equipment. The Midland Way Other Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Carries out the mission and values of Midland. Articulates Midland Philosophy. Demonstrates a willingness to assist in patient/client and family care as needed. Respects the autonomy and right of confidentiality of patients/clients and families. Demonstrates good customer service the Midland Way at all times. Participates in performance improvement activities. Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with other staff. Comes to work in neat, clean attire and consistently presents an appropriately professional appearance. Comes to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates dependability and punctuality. Understands the organizations computer system(s) and the software(s) used within the department as applicable to this position. Serves as a Universal Employee and accepts assigned duties in a cooperative manner. Performs all duties as assigned in an effective manner. Understands and demonstrates compliance with Midland policies and procedures. Qualifications Required:Must possess a valid Kansas or Missouri Drivers License (within 30 days of hire for out of state licenses), current automobile liability insurance and maintain a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that meets organizations insurability standard as defined by Midland policy. These must be current at hire and remain in effect throughout employment.Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug screen. Must continue to pass these throughout employment. Must have a current DOT physical at all times.Availability of reliable transportation is required for this position.Due to insurance company requirements, must be 25 years of age or older. Preferred:Prior driving experience.Any level of WORKReady! certification through the Kansas WorkKeys program (available through any Kansas Workforce Center).One year of experience working with a frail (elderly or disabled) population. Physical Demands Must be able to continuously sit, stand and walk, climb stairs, and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time. Must have visual acuity sufficient to continuously note changes in non-verbal communication of patients, families, and others. Must have hearing acuity sufficient to hear verbal instructions and communication from participants/patients, respond to emergency alarms, and answer the telephone. Must be able to concentrate on moderate details with frequent interruptions, attend to specific functions for 10-25 minutes, remember multiple tasks and assignments over an 8-hour period, and understand and relate specific ideas and concepts. Must be able to deal effectively with stress, participants/patients and their families, multiple tasks, noise, interruptions, and emotional loss, and to work cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor. Must be able to travel to and access participant/patient homes where conditions may be adverse due to weather, environment, or patients lifestyles. The position can be physically demanding. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must be able to bend, squat, and get up and down off the floor without assistance.