Transportation Aide – Maple Grove

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position / Title: Transport Aide 

Department:     Administration 

Reports To:       Chief Administrative Officer

 

SUMMARY:  

The Transport Aide reports to and receives supervision from the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for safely transporting residents and patients to their medical appointments. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:.

  • Lift, move, and transport residents using proper body mechanics and lifting devices for accident prevention.
  • Transport patients as needed to emergency rooms, medical and dental appointments as needed
  • Communicate and interact effectively, courteously, and tactfully with residents, visitors, family members, peers, and supervisors.
  • Assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities, etc.
  • Participate in activities and facility functions as directed.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
  • Respond to inquiries or requests from residents and family members in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Promote positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform all duties in compliance with established safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in fire, safety and disaster preparedness drills.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices and follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Transport patients as needed to emergency rooms, medical and dental appointments as needed
  • Monitor cleanliness of vehicles, reporting any maintenance variance to Maintenance Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 High school diploma or equivalent

  • CPR Certified
  • Valid driver’s license with good record.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  •  Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  •  Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  •  Must be able to reach, stoop, kneel, bend, lift and move intermittently throughout the workday throughout the facility.
  •  Must be able to work outside of normal work hours including nights, holidays, and weekends as needed to meet facility and position demands.
  •  Must be free of diseases that may be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability.
  •  Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Works throughout the facility. Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays and in other positions temporarily when necessary. Interacts with residents, family members, and staff under all conditions and circumstances. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, and visitors. Exposure to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions including but not limited to exposure to hepatitis B viruses.

 

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