• Driver

    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/31/2018 1:30 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Area of Interest
    Elderwood at Cheektowaga
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Elderwood Residences at Cheektowaga is seeking a Driver to assist in safe transportation of patients and residents. 


    Driver Position Overivew:


    Van Driver team members assist with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by being responsible for safely transporting the residents to and from medical appointments.


    Driver Essential Job Functions:

    • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 100 pounds
    • Ability to sit for long periods of time (up to 6 or 8 hours, less break)
    • Ability to use hands and arms in repeated motions (opening manual passenger doors, steering the shuttle bus
    • Ability to perform pre and post trip inspection duties that may require stooping, bending, and other similar range of motion activity.
    • Ability to drive and work in all conditions including snow, ice, and rain in a safe manner.
    • Ability to physically load wheelchair clients 
    • Ability to operate a full size cargo van 
    • Ability to assist wheelchair bound and transit disabled passengers in and out of vans.
    • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations; tactful, diplomatic, and respectful treatment of all clients and passengers at all times.
    • Vision requirements include ability to see up close, at a distance, peripheral and depth perception and ability to focus.
    • Ability to move and walk quickly and steadily in an emergency situation.
    • Ability to assist with wheelchair transport.
    • Ability to apply/utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.
    • Drive responsibly and safely in order to ensure passenger safety and minimize damage or excessive wear and tear on facility vehicle; convey any mechanical problems identified with facility vehicle to the Transportation Services Coordinator as soon as possible.
    • Ensure vehicle is in safe operating condition (e.g. fuel, wash, tires, and inspection); notify Transportation Services Coordinator when vehicle needs service.
    • Comply at all times with the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws, NYS regulations contained in Article 19A, (New York Facilities).
    • Ensure passengers are safely assisted and secured in the vehicle before departing for destination.
    • Ensure safe transport of resident, personal belongings, and medical equipment to destination, as requested by resident.
    • All appointments are scheduled through the Property Manager.
    • Notify the pick-up and destination location of the time of arrival.
    • Maintain a clean, neat appearance as described in dress code for.
    • Arrives to work on time, regularly, and work as scheduled; responsible for own transportation.
    • Utilizes electronic timekeeping system.
    • Observes and practices confidentiality of resident information and privacy when performing job duties.
    • Recognizes and follows the dress code of the facility including wearing name tag at all times.
    • Performs assigned duties according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this position, and for all staff members of this facility.
    • Attends facility meetings, staff meetings, and required or preferred in-services.


    Driver Qualifications:

    • Twenty-One (21) years of age required; high school diploma or equivalency preferred.
    • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a driving related position.
    • Valid Driver's License. Must have clean driving record with no violations (zero points) and no accidents in the previous 36 months.  Any violation is subject to individual review and subject to termination or disqualification to drive on behalf of the Company. 

    Apply to this transportation opportunity today! 


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