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UnityPoint Health Driver-PACE in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint-St Luke's Hospital

Full-Time

M-F 8am - 4:30pm

Under the supervision of the PACE Transportation/Facility Manager, is responsible for providing transportation services utilizing agency vehicle for Siouxland PACE participants according to assigned routes/appointment schedules. Provides supportive services to ensure the safety of our frail elderly participants. Provides supply/equipment delivery services as needed.

Find out more about Siouxland PACE at Siouxland PACE | UnityPoint Health - Sioux City, Iowa.

Why UnityPoint Health?

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  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

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    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.

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.

  • Be able to identify and respond to medical emergencies by: calling PACE for help, initiating basic first aid, calling EMS (911).

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.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

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.

Requisition ID: 2022-123146

Street: 1200 Triview Ave

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Health SC St Lukes

Name: PACE Day Center

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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