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Edenbridge Health Alexandria, VA

  • Expired: October 10, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.
, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Role: Driver, PACE Center of Northern Virginia

Location: Northern Virginia (Alexandria)

Status: Full-time

Mission: To allow frail elderly people to age in the location of their choosing and continue to lead

connected, meaningful lives

The Driver role offers a unique opportunity to help our frail elderly population to continue to lead connected, meaningful lives. Edenbridge Health and ConcertoHealth are partnering to develop a PACE program (Cherry Blossom PACE, CBP) for the Washington DC metro area, located in Alexandria, Northern Virginia.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing transportation services for the frail elderly or brain injured participants from their homes to the center and for medical appointments. Provides transportation for field trips as part of the activities program or day treatments. Delivers in-home meals and provides delivery and pick-up of supplies and medications for participants. Driver must maintain clean vehicles, and perform vehicle checks regularly for safety. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. This position is non-supervisory in nature. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

The following essential functions of this position are performed personally, in cooperation with your supervisor, and/or in coordination with other staff. Additional work functions and duties may be assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Drives vehicles in a safe and responsible manner utilizing defensive driving skills and follow assigned routes. This includes smooth breaking, and acceleration, taking bumps or curves at a reasonable speed, etc.
  • Loads and unloads participants in and out of vehicles safely, following correct Policies and Procedures.
  • Escort’s participants safely from the bus thru door and back on to the bus utilizing all safety training, safety equipment and skills.
  • Ensures the proper securing of the participants inside the vehicle and while unloading using the proper safety equipment.
  • Notifies Dispatcher if running late on a pick up or route.
  • Notifies Dispatcher of all cancels and reason why.
  • Transport’s participants to scheduled appointments as arranged by the dispatcher.
  • Delivers in-home meals, supplies and medications to participants as arranged by dispatcher.
  • Assists participants in their home environment or other locations with tasks when necessary (i.e.: put on socks, shoes, jackets, toileting, etc.).
  • Maintains clean vehicle, by regularly sweeping floors, cleaning glass cleaning interior and exterior.
  • Maintains a safe vehicle by ensuring all aspects of the vehicle are in top working condition, reporting any noted issues immediately to Dispatcher, Coordinator or Manager.
  • Works with Transportation Manager or Coordinator to schedule maintenance or repairs of vehicles.
  • Notifies dispatcher of any participant transportation needs, noted participant concerns, or issues observed in the participants houses.
  • Must be available to work all Transportation operational hours which may include overtime, on-call and weekends.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all company information, procedures, and participant, client or family information regardless of setting.
  • Must maintain calm and have professional demeanor at all times.
  • Must remain patient and maintain good customer service when working with dispatcher, supervisors or customers either internal or external.
  • tains safe working environment. Follows CBP Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
  • Performs other duties as required or requested in a positive and helpful manner to ensure a smooth-running work area.

General Job Performance Requirements

Meets/exceeds established performance goals. Additional performance requirements may be communicated.
  • Alignment with Company Goals & Objectives – Supports the organization’s mission, vision, and values and holding self-accountable for applying these principles daily and personally living them when working with co-workers, participants, clients, and all other business contacts.
  • Adherence to Company Policy – Follows and enforces guidelines as established by policies. Conforms to company and job standards and requirements. Shows respect for others. Acts in the best interests of the company at all times. Serves as an example for others. Conducts business in an ethical fashion.
  • Job Knowledge – Demonstrates a thorough understanding of his/her job processes and procedures. Integrates knowledge to efficiently accomplish job requirements. Efficiently uses resources (including staff and management) to obtain additional knowledge.
  • Cooperativeness – Consistently supports management decisions as demonstrated by his/her actions. Demonstrates a “can do” attitude by responding positively to instructions. Follows instructions and works harmoniously with others to complete the job or task.
  • Commitment – Commits to his/her job and to the success of the company. Continuously puts forth the effort to achieve goals and continuous quality improvement. Degree to which employee goes the extra step to ensure job/task completion. Takes initiative to offer ideas to improve processes or results.
  • Customer Service - Embraces the organization's commitment to internal and external customer service and demonstrates a customer-centric approach when interacting with co-workers, participants, clients, and all other business contacts.
  • Safety – Maintains a safe workplace. Reports all unsafe work conditions to supervisor and/or Safety & Loss Control Manager and works in conjunction with supervisor, Safety & Loss Control Manager, and staff to correct unsafe work conditions. Follows and enforces all safety policies.
  • Quantity of Work / Productivity – Produces at a high volume. Always puts forth the effort to maximize productivity. Meets or exceeds established work deadlines. Engages in a productive work effort whenever possible. Meets goals and objectives.
  • Quality of Work – Produces work that is accurate and reliable. Accomplishes work quickly and efficiently. Works in a thorough and organized manner while minimizing down time. Results are consistently within acceptable quality standards.
  • Reliability – Completes responsibilities with minimal direct supervision. Follows through with assigned jobs and tasks all the way through completion. Puts forth the effort to achieve goals and objectives under varying circumstances.
  • Attendance – Meets or exceeds punctuality and attendance expectations/requirements. Faithfully reports to work and conforms to scheduled work hours. When necessitated, follows call-in procedures and informs others of absences.
  • Communication – Exhibits good interpersonal skills. Develops and fosters professional relationships with co-workers, participants, clients, and vendors. Keeps others informed as directed by operational demands and need-to-know. Keeps self-informed of announcement made via established company venues.
  • Confidentiality – Maintains confidentiality of employee, participant, and client data/information, and any other sensitive organization information as appropriate.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • High School Diploma or GED is required. Equivalent experience in lieu of education will be accepted.
  • Must have 1 year of experience with the frail, elderly or disabled population.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate the ability to interact clearly and effectively with both internal and external customers. Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and criminal background check.
  • Must have a current Virginia Driver’s License and driving record must be in compliance with Company policy. Must maintain current automobile insurance.
  • Must have and maintain a driving record which is in compliance with Company Policy.
  • Must be knowledgeable in computer applications including email and navigating the internet.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers, vendors, medical staff, and the public.
  • Must be free of communicable diseases that can be readily transmitted in the workplace and have all immunizations up to date before providing direct care. TB test is required within first 7 days of employment. Hep B and Influenza (during flu season) vaccinations are offered but not required.
  • Capable of and experienced in transporting individuals with special mobility needs.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, standards and techniques of position including how to use and maintain equipment (vehicle, lift, tie-downs).
  • Must have the ability to work with min...

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    Alexandria, VA
    22336 USA

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    Transportation and Storage

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