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Van Driver / Rider
Van Driver / Rider

SERENGETI INVESTMENTS dba KIDS FOR THE FUTURE RIDE
VAN DRIVER/RIDER

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the safe transport of patients to and from the clinic in company-owned vehicles

CORE COMPETENCIES:
1. Effective communication
2. Effective Teamwork
3. Skill in following directions

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1. Employee will follow all KFF Policy and Procedures regarding the transport of patients to and from the clinic

2. Employee will follow all KFF Policy and Procedures regarding the loading and unloading of child on and off the van.

3. The employee will be responsible for driving and/or riding the van for both the morning and afternoon routes, unless another schedule has been previously agreed upon between the employee and the Transportation Supervisor.

4. The employee will ensure the safety of all children assigned to the van by following all laws regarding the transportation of children. All children 50 pounds or less will be restrained in a child safety seat at all times.

5. Drivers and riders are responsible for maintaining the correct ratio on the vans and notify supervisor when a 3rd rider is needed.

6. Van drivers should use the shortest route possible to pick up all their patients in the shortest possible amount of time.

7. The employee will maintain KFF’s policy on patient confidentiality at all times.

8. Both the driver and rider are responsible for ensuring that the van is kept clean. Vans should be fully cleaned and washed at least 3 times a month unless another schedule has been previously agreed upon between the employee and the Transportation Supervisor.

9. Both the driver and rider are responsible for keeping the car seats clean and neat and the straps straight and untwisted. Car seats should be cleaned once every 3 months, or as needed.

10. Enforces rule of having no food or drink is allowed on the van at any time by patients or employees.

11. Only child-oriented music is allowed on the vans while patients are present.

12. Each van will have a route manifest which should reflect all patients currently riding the van, and their correct address and phone number. Patients should be picked up from and delivered to the addresses on the manifests. Phone numbers must also be correct so that parents can be reached in case of an emergency.

13. Transportation staff will be notified in writing of any temporary or recent changes to the van’s manifest. Once notified, if an error regarding patient pick-up or delivery occurs, it will be the van staff’s responsibility to pick-up or deliver that patient to the correct location once their scheduled route is completed no matter how late it is. This is the responsibility of both the driver and the rider.

14. The appropriate van’s cellular phone should always accompany the van any time it leaves the clinic. It is the responsibility of both the driver and the rider to make sure that the phone and van keys are signed in and out for the morning and afternoon loads and the phone is placed on the charger when needed. No personal calls should be made or accepted on clinic cell phones.

15. It is the responsibility of both the driver and the rider to make sure all items that got on the van with the patient, get off the van at the clinic and delivered to the treatment room. It will be the responsibility of the employee who receives the child from the treatment room to pick up all items that should return home with the patient.

16. It is the responsibility of the driver and rider to make sure that the medication transportation log is filled out and signed correctly, if medication is being sent with a child, before it is turned in to the nurse.

17. If the patient does not get on the van in the morning for any reason, the Transportation Communication information sheet should be completed. The driver should document why the caregiver says the patient will not be attending. It is the responsibility of the rider to get off the van in the mornings and afternoons to assist the child on and off the van.

18. After the van returns to the clinic for the day, the driver and riders are responsible for completing a final check of the van to ensure all patients and belongings are unloaded. The driver and rider will then sign the bottom of the manifest to indicate that he or she has made a final check of the van and all patients had been unloaded.

19. Drivers and Riders will often be asked to conduct a second sweep to pickup children who were not ready the first time the van came to their residence.

20. Drivers and Riders may be asked to assist the parent in the dressing and getting ready of patients to attend the clinic.

21. Driver and Rider will rotate their errand day and on call day and they may be asked to work all day.

22. Driver and Rider will attend transportation meetings, workshops, graduation practices, parent conferences and holiday or special occasion parties.

23. Regular and punctual attendance is required. Must be aware that the vans are equipped with camera systems with audio and visual capabilities.

24. May perform other related and non-related duties, as assigned.

27. Has the ability to work required overtime.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. High school diploma or equivalent

2. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age, have a clean driving record, and obtain a “P” Endorsement on their driver’s license.

3. CPR certified

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
1. Must be able to lift 50 pounds

2. Must be able to bend, squat, and sit on floor

3. Must be able to get in and out of a van.

4. Must be able to complete all aspects of the inspection process

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: None

SUPERVISOR: Transportation Supervisor, Director of Transportation

JOB STATUS: This position is an hourly position. This is a safety sensitive position.