PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) is a community-based program which provides patients with all necessary health services while they stay in their homes. It covers many different types of services including a day center, personal care in the home, home based emergency response system, transportation to appointments, delivery of medical supplies, therapy, as well as inpatient services.
JOB SUMMARY: Works under the supervision of the Transportation Manager to provide safe and timely transportation to PACE participants to and from their destination utilizing the PACE Center vans. Requires a valid Driver's License with a five (5) year safe driving record. Also responsible for keeping the van clean and well maintained, as well as preparing and maintaining transportation logs and records. Responsible for ensuring regular maintenance is completed on designated van and any vehicle operating problems, malfunctions or incidents are addressed. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to providing service to frail elderly participants according to assigned responsibilities and Riverside PACE standards.
EDUCATION: High school graduate or equivalent required. Knowledge of Virginia motor vehicle laws and regulations
LICENSURE: Valid Driver's License with 5 years safe driving record required per standards. Must maintain a positive safe driving record per standards. Must be able to pass the Fireman's Fund Driver MVR Evaluation Guidelines. Completion of First Aid and CPR course required within six months of hire and must be maintained throughout employment.
EXPERIENCE: One year experience in transporting persons with special mobility needs required. Must have at least one year's experience working with the frail and elderly population.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Subject to extensive travel. Ability to perform wheelchair and ambulatory transfers between home and van, and Center and van for participants weighing 300 pounds plus. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, climb, bend, push, pull, carry and crouch. Physical effort includes reaching above shoulders and lifting over 50 pounds.
HOURS: Day/evening rotating to include weekends.