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Van Driver/Patient Transport Services/Sharp Mesa Vista/Per Diem/Day Shift

Job ID JR120810 Date Posted 07/07/2022
San Diego, California
  • Mesa Vista Hospital
  • Day
  • Per Diem
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Shift Start Time:

6 AM

Shift End Time:

3:30 PM

Additional Shift Information:

Varies depending on route

Weekend Requirements:

As Needed

On-Call Required:


Required Qualifications

  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED within 90 days of hire
  • Passenger Transportation Endorsement (P) - Various-Employee provides certificate -REQUIRED
  • Basic First Aid (BFA) Certification - Various-Call issuing training center -REQUIRED
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A or Class B - CA Department of Motor Vehicles -REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • Prior experience in transportation and working with people preferred.

Essential Functions

  • Communication and teamwork
    Consistently communicates with passengers in a positive and professional manner.
    Distributes patient survey cards (50 required at annual evaluation)
    Offers explanations and alternatives when delays are anticipated
    Works collaboratively with all members of the team and ensures that communication is clear, accurate and professional
    Maintains courteous and considerate relations with passengers, family members, physician office staff, and any other person who may need to be advised of patient transportation scheduling.
    Offers praise in appreciation of the work of others
    Accepts interpersonal differences and respects the values and opinions of others
    Wear clean, pressed uniform and name badge
  • Customer service
    Attends staff meeting and driver training sessions
    Uses effective skills in dealing with disabled and difficult passengers
    Displays role model behavior which passengers can imitate.
    Demonstrates assertive respectful behavior.
  • Patient transport
    Assists passengers door-to-door and in and out of vehicles using safety precautions
    Assures that seat belts are always used
    Properly loads and secures wheelchairs or other mobility devices
    Assures there is no smoking or eating in vehicle
    Functions effectively in stressful situations
    Completes assigned route within designated time frame
    Immediately reports any passenger issues or problems to dispatcher
    Communicates daily with dispatchers regarding changes in schedule
    Ensures ongoing communication with dispatchers by having pager and charged radio while on duty
    Does not utilize cell phones while driving. Personal cell phones may only be used during scheduled breaks
  • Vehicle maintenance
    Performs pre-trip safety inspection on assigned vehicle
    Completes daily vehicle maintenance and safety inspection report
    Practices safe, defensive driving, with no at fault accidents, moving or parking violations or unsafe driving complaints
    Immediately reports or corrects any mechanical problem with vehicle to dispatcher
    Washes, cleans and fuels vehicle as needed
    Consistently records mileage and other essential trip information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of wheelchair equipment and securement.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class

Passenger Transportation Endorsement (P) - Various-Employee provides certificate; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B - CA Department of Motor Vehicles; Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A - CA Department of Motor Vehicles; Basic First Aid (BFA) Certification - Various-Call issuing training center; H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
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