Ambulance Driver

$27,000 - $35,000 yearly
  • Baptist Ambulance
  • DeSoto, MS, USA
  • May 01, 2022
Full time Automotive Health Care Nursing Transportation

Job Description

Position:  Driver
Company:  Baptist Ambulance
Location:  DeSoto, MS
 
Definition:
  • Provides scheduled and unscheduled medical transportation services and delivers the passenger to the appropriate location.

  • Responds to hospitals, nursing homes and other locations to provide medical transportation services.

  • Provides safe medical team and/or passenger movement from/to wheelchair/stretcher at home, hospitals, nursing      homes and other facilities.

  • Provides passenger safety monitoring , enroute to destination and during transportation to, from and/or between facilities.

  • Provides passenger monitoring per state law, adhering to company, local, regional, and state guidelines.

  • Performs other duties as directed.
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must possess a high degree of personal integrity and responsibility.

  • Currently licensed, certified or registered by the appropriate state agencies.

  • Currently certified in CPR by the AHA or other appropriate organization.

  • Currently certified in First Aid by the ARC or other appropriate organization.

  • Must become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician within one year of hire.

  • Currently licensed with the appropriate level of state motor vehicle operator’s license.

  • Currently has a clean driving record as approved by company vehicle liability insurer.

  • Most successfully complete a CEVO ambulance driver safety classroom and practical course.

  • Must have the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, using good judgment.

  • Must have the ability to work efficiently and interact in a constructive and professional manner with other employees, public safety personnel and medical staff.

  • Must have the ability to interact effectively and professionally with passengers, customers, clients, family members, bystanders, and the general public in such a manner as to reflect positively on the company.

  • Must demonstrate a level of skill and ability consistent with the provision of high quality passenger care.
 
Physical Requirements:                      
  • The ability to pass a DOT physical.

  • The ability to reach, push and pull.

  • The ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

  • The ability to walk up and down stairs without difficulty.

  • The ability to bend, stoop, squat and kneel for long periods of time.

  • The ability to walk a distance of one quarter of a mile without difficulty.

  • The ability to complete all job duties during any and all hours of the day and night.

  • The ability to lift and maneuver 150 pounds without difficulty.

  • The ability to lift and maneuver 150 pounds up and down two flights of stairs without difficulty.

Reports To:
  • Field Supervisor or Operations Manager as appropriate for all operational activities.
 
Specific Duties:
  • Demonstrates complete knowledge, understanding and compliance of company policies and procedures.

  • Ensures that vehicle and all equipment is ready for use at the beginning of each shift and after every call. This includes: appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of the interior and exterior of the vehicle; appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of equipment; inspecting; restocking, and completing daily checklists of the vehicle and equipment; and performing some routine maintenance.

  • Ensures security of buildings, vehicles, equipment, medications and all other company property.

  • Performs daily inspections of their base and/or station for cleanliness. Then performs the appropriate housekeeping duties to ensure their living quarters are clean, free from clutter and sanitary at all times.

  • Maintains appropriate communications with company dispatch, medical control and other agencies via radio, data link, pager or cell phone as required.

  • Be knowledgeable as to local geography to include location of hospitals, public venues as well as local streets and highway systems.

  • Responds to hospitals, nursing homes and other locations to provide courier and medical transportation services.

  • Provides safe passenger movement from/to wheelchair/stretcher at home, hospitals, nursing homes, airports and other facilities.

  • Provides passenger safety monitoring , enroute to the hospital and during transportation to, from and/or between facilities.

  • Provides passenger monitoring per state law, adhering to company, local, regional, and state guidelines.

  • Appropriately and safely delivers the passenger to the appropriate medical facility.

  • Acts at all times in the best interests of high quality passenger care, in the best interest of the passenger, and in such a manner to reflect credibly on the company and the professional reputation of the Driver.

  • Acts at all times with his/her personal safety in mind, as well as the safety of his/her partner, the passenger, other personnel, bystanders, and any other public safety personnel present.

  • Accompanies passenger to their destination, continuing to provide appropriate monitoring and passenger advocacy until the responsibility for the passenger has been transferred to an appropriate medical professional and a report has been given.

  • Completes and signs all appropriate documentation for every response and transport.

  • Obtains complete medical histories and billing information for all passengers and/or cargo transported.

  • Maintains security and privacy of all company and passenger information at all times in accordance HIPPA and all other local, state and federal regulations.

  • Adheres to Universal Precautions/Body Substance Isolation when dealing with passenger contacts. Is familiar with and practices the Infection Control policies and procedures of company.

  • Accepts responsibility for recertification in CPR and First Aid and for other required license’s and certifications as required by company, local, regional, and state policies, regulations or laws.

  • Reports to assigned shifts on time, properly groomed in uniform and on time unless the proper notification has been made. Remains on-duty and in proper uniform until properly relieved.

  • At all times sets an example of professionalism and leadership for others to follow. Places passenger care excellence and safety above all else.

  • Performs other duties as directed by management.
 
 
*Priority Ambulance strongly encourages providers to get their COVID vaccinations. We respect individual rights and will consider religious and medical exemptions to COVID vaccinations.