Driver

Posted: 06/08/2022

$750 sign-on bonus!

Do you have a passion for serving the elderly? Do you enjoy working to make a difference in the day-to-day lives of other people?

PACE North is recruiting a compassionate, dependable Driver for full time and part time positions.

  • You will be responsible for the direct transportation of physically limited passengers to and from their destinations.  Position requires constant interaction with caregivers and community agencies.
  • Effectively communicates with participants, families, staff, and other agencies and departments.
  • Drives a specially equipped van to deliver physically limited persons to varied destinations.  Assures that wheelchair lifts and tie down equipment are properly operated and that participants are delivered to appointment in a timely manner.
  • Follows established schedules, adjusts schedules to meet unanticipated changes, determines the safest and most efficient pick-up and delivery routes.
  • Assists passengers on and off the van in a safe and courteous manner and escorting participants safely to the door.  Deals with medical equipment and other emergencies that may arise.
  • Inspects van and maintains it in a clean, orderly, and safe condition.  Reports the need for maintenance.
  • Reports changes in a participant’s home situation or behavior to Transportation Coordinator.
  • Provides pick-up and delivery service including meals, medications, laundry, incontinence products, DME, etc.
  • Demonstrates active participation in QI plan processes.
  • Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Attends staff meetings and takes part in participant care planning.  Communicates any changes in participant condition to team members.
  • Completes documentation as required.
  • Abides by all established PACE North policies, rules, and regulations. 

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. 

Licensure/Registry/Certification: Valid MI Chauffeur’s driver’s license with good driving record; CPR and basic first aid certification.

Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience working with a frail or elderly population preferred. 

Skills: Must be able to physically operate handicap accessible vehicles.

  • Must possess the skills necessary to provide care for geriatric patients.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Possess basic computing skills in the workplace.
  • Act within the authorized scope of practice. 
  • Ability to meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by PACE North and approved by CMS before working independently.

Immunizations:  Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have recommended immunizations up-to-date before engaging in direct contact with participants.

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with company match
  • Paid time off for work-life balance
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Having a purpose and making a difference in the lives of older adults