Driver

Overview

Date Posted:
9/27/2017
Job Code:
C-Driver
Location:
Irving Residential Facility
City:
Irving
State:
TX
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Residential

 

 

Since 1980, CNS has provided post-acute medical treatment, rehabilitation and disease management, and offers residential, inpatient, outpatient and assisted living programs. Locations include Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, and Fort Worth.

Our facilities have been honored many times by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for excellence in therapeutic programs, staff education, patient treatment, and leadership. We also conduct research on brain injury and recovery, with a dedicated, in-house team of Ph.D. researchers who collaborate with major U.S. universities. Please see our moving corporate video, "The Story of Centre for Neuro Skills" at http://www.neuroskills.com/about-us/tour-cns.php

The Transportation/Driver coordinates patient transportation and follows Department of Public Safety (Texas) requirements for driving.  Work is full-time and shifts may be mornings, afternoons, evenings, and/or split in this 24-hour/7-day per week residential facility.  Work may be performed at the clinic, residential site, and in the community and includes a majority of time spent in vehicles.  The residential site may be a home and/or an apartment complex which may have two stories; if two stories, the top story is accessible by one flight of stairs.  The vehicles include a bus with 3 steps and a wheelchair lift and Class C vans.

Successful maintenance of this position requires a high level of organization skills, extreme safety awareness and the ability to evaluate situations as they occur.

Full time shifts available: 

AM/PM:  Sat. & Sun., 7am - 3:30pm; Mon., Tues., & every other Wed., 3pm - 11:30pm  

PM: Thurs., Fri., Sat., & Sun., & every other Wed., 3pm - 11:30pm

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

1.  Requires familiarity with and adherence to Department of Transportation and Texas Department of Public Safety program regulations and CNS policies and procedures including submission to drug screening upon request and maintaining of a safe driving record.

2.  Assures that company vehicles are kept in safe working condition.  Conducts weekly vehicle safety inspections.  Requires visual acuity and the ability to detect problems in the vehicle.  Reports all vehicle repairs via a maintenance slip.

3.  Schedules and runs errands as needed while working within an overall schedule for patient's activities and weekday activities through the morning shift supervisor.  Transports patients, families, insurance carriers, etc., as needed.  Requires visual and mental acuity to operate vehicles in a safe manner.  Requires physical ability to operate a wheelchair lift and climb in and out of vehicle with 3 steps repeatedly.

4.  Supervises Neuro Rehabilitation Specialists (NRS) during transportation of patients to ensure safety.

5.  Provides for the safety of patients, visitors, staff and self when interacting with patients who may have behavioral outbursts, which can include yelling, exiting, hitting, kicking, biting, spitting, scratching, and throwing objects.

a.  Must be able to recognize patient escalation, via verbal, physical and visual cues.

b.  Must be able to attempt to verbally and physically de-escalate patient using Behavior Modification techniques according to each patient's program, which may include Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-ACT) such as evasive self-defense (ability to get out of the way) and controlling self-defense (restraints).

c.  Physical intervention and restraints can include calling for help, lifting, standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, carrying, pulling, pushing and assisting with the restraint of patients weighing up to 150 pounds or more.

6.  Performs toilet and chair transfers without assistance for patients up to 150 pounds utilizing approved transfer techniques.  Transfer techniques include standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.  Patients requiring moderate to maximum assistance and weighing over 150 pounds are lifted and/or transferred by two persons.

7.  Uses special equipment as required by each situation and patient including but not limited to wheelchairs, walkers, lifts, seatbelts, ramps, and tools to make minor repairs on the vehicle.

8.  Maintains professional and ethical relationships with staff, patients, patient families, and other visitors.

9.  Attends staff meetings, in-services, and all scheduled shifts.

10.  Comprehends and follows instructions:

a.  Maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods

b.  Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic)

c.  Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

11.  Performs simple and repetitive tasks:

a.  Ask simple questions or request assistance when needed

b.  Perform routine, concrete, organized activities

c.  Remember locations and work procedures

d.  Make decisions based on simple sensory data

12.  Maintains work pace appropriate to given work load:

a.  Perform activities on schedule, maintain regular attendance, and be punctual within specified tolerance

b.  Complete normal workday and/or week, perform at a consistent pace without excessive rest periods

13.  Performs complex or varied tasks:

a.  Synthesize, coordinate and analyze data

b.  Perform job requiring precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

14.  Relates to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions:

a.  Can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes

b.  Maintain open door policy to encourage active, empathetic listening

c.  Perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others

d.  Respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor and/or other staff member(s)

15.  Effectively influences people on a consistent basis:

a.  Convince or redirect others

b.  Understand the meaning of words and use them effectively

c.  Interact appropriately with people which includes the provision of appropriate internal and external customer service

16.  Makes generalizations, evaluations or decisions without immediate supervision:

a.  Recognize potential hazards and observe appropriate precautions

b.  Understand and remember detailed instructions

c.  Make independent decisions or judgments based on sensory data or known guidelines

17.  Accepts and carries out responsibility for direction, control and planning:

a.  Set realistic goals or make plans independently of others

b.  Negotiate, instruct or supervise people

c.  Respond appropriately to changes in the work setting

PREFERRED DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

1.  Performs other duties as assigned.

SPECIAL SKILLS UTILIZED, EDUCATION LEVEL, TRAINING

1.  High school graduation or G.E.D. required.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

2.  Excellent driving record and Class B license required for bus.  Must maintain health certification.  Excellent driving record and Class C license required for vans.

3.  Successful completion of Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-ACT) as soon as practicable after hire.

4.  Successful completion of CPR and First Aid certification as soon as practicable after hire.

5.  Experience with mentally or neurologically disabled is preferred.