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Non Emergency Medical Transport Driver

Company: Eskenazi Health
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Non-Emergency Medical Transport Driver is responsible for driving the ambulance and shuttle can to and from rehab facilities, nursing homes, home and other hospital with an EMT onboard. This position maintains the safety and security of the vehicle and equipment; assists the team leader with checking and maintaining vehicle equipment and supplies. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Transports patients to and from diagnostic procedures and tests Maintains appropriate logs/records Maintains clean and efficient equipment; cleans wheelchairs and stretchers after each use with disinfectant; reports defective/broken equipment to supervisor Records number/type/destination of transporting orders for monthly report Lifts patients onto/out of wheelchairs, stretchers, beds, etc., using the principles of body mechanics Responsible for driving the ambulance and shuttle van to and from rehab facilities, nursing homes, home and other hospitals with an EMT onboard Drives an emergency vehicle under emergency conditions and non-emergent conditions Exercises independent judgment in critical, emergency situations Maintains the safety and security of the vehicle and equipment; assists the team leader with checking and maintaining vehicle equipment and supplies Participates in the Pet Therapy Program when patients request a visit ASSOCIATED JOB DUTIES: Answers telephone or on call pager in the absence of a team leader May be required to attend meetings or perform work remote from clinic or hospital campus Communicate with nursing staff, clinicians, technicians or receptions of patients arrival or departure Verify correct patients identification by comparing information from pager to patients wristband, chart or by asking their name Disinfects equipment appropriately Provide comfort and compassionate care to patients, visitors and families Maintains records and logs Make deliveries for the DME store when assigned Performs other job related duties as assigned JOB REQUIREMENTS: - High school diploma or equivalent - Current CPR certification - Current Indiana Driver's license with motor vehicle record that meets Eskenazi Health's driving policy standards - Current Indiana motor vehicle insurance - EVOC certification acquired within 6 months of employment RESPONSIBILITY: Able to work safely and reliably in unsupervised settings Maintains patient and family confidentiality Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations Responsible for patients during transport Responsible for operating the vehicle in a safe and efficient manner Responsible for ambulance and shuttle van routine and emergency maintenance Responsible for ambulance and shuttle van cleaning Responsible for inventory on supplies and relaying needs to the team leader CONTACTS - INTERNAL/EXTERNAL: Daily contacts with patients, family members and medical staff to perform transporting duties SPECIAL EFFORT REQUIRED: - Communicates with staff, visitors, and patients with professionalism and tact - Physical effort associated with frequent mobility, constant walking, lifting and pushing - Must have sufficient strength to properly handle patients, risk of back injuries and muscle strain - Ability to push and pull wheelchairs, people and other equipment up to 150 lbs with assistanc - Frequent mobility requires considerable amount of walking, standing lifting/moving of patients/visitor - Must have no lifting restriction - Knowledge of shuttle van and wheelchair lift operation, including proper securing of W/Cs restraint - Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to normal rang - Work with some exposure to communicable diseases - Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions - Flexible to changing work priorities/schedules - Physical stamina, considerable walking, standing, lifting/moving of patients. Ability to perform duties and effectively respond in stressful environment and situations, mentally and physically. Care or effort to avoid injury and infection. - Must be mentally capable of processing information quickly - Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs independently (patient and/or equipment including overhead) - Must be able to push and/or pull a minimum of 50 lbs independently (patients and/or patient equipment) - Must be free of extraneous 'devices' that limit ability to perform duties or impede hand washing - Must be willing and able to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) Must be able to stand and walk at least 6-8 hours at a time. Must be able to squat, stoop, bend, twist and kneel in order to meet patient needs and/or in order to work with patient equipment. Must be able to safely position and transfer patients independently. Must be able to remain awake and alert at all times WORKING ENVIRONMENT: - Typical hospital, office and vehicle environment - Patient care areas/rooms, clinics, nursing offices, outdoors at times - Exposure to disease and disagreeable aspects of patient care - Hospital van and ambulance, Indianapolis streets and hospital entrances - Patient care areas, clinics, nursing offices - May be required to attend meetings or perform work remote from clinic or hospital campus

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