What is a PACE program?
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a unique health care model designed to help seniors (participants) stay safely in their home for as long as possible. PACE coordinates and provides or facilitates all medical care for its participants. Services are delivered across various settings, including on site at the PACE center, in the community, and in participant homes.
Why Work at PACE?
At PACE, employees have the opportunity to see the full impact of their efforts. Staffing ratios are much lower, time spent with each participant is much greater, and team collaboration occurs much more frequently than in other care settings. PACE is a very fulfilling health care delivery model for its employees.
Transportation Driver Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:
- Assists in planning daily transportation routes with PACE Central Michigan transportation, within the prescribed geographic radius. Participates in planning and coordinating most efficient use of PACE Central Michigan vehicles.
- Transports in a safe manner participants to and from the Center on each day they are scheduled to attend, in compliance with MI Department of Motor Vehicle licensing regulations and local statutes.
- Provides physical assistance to each participant when needed as he/she boards and disembarks from the program’s vehicles.
- Ensures that emergency medical information is available for those participants being transported.
- Maintains the first aid kit in the vehicle, replacing supplies as they are used or become outdated.
- Ensures that all passengers wear safety belts and wheelchairs are locked into position.
- Ensures and/or assists the participant with take home supplies.
- Ensures all drivers have met the PACE Central Michigan competency standard.
- Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) as appropriate.
- Documents in the participant’s medical record as required by policy.
- Provide escort as needed for outside appointment
- Maintain vehicle in neat and clean condition anticipating needed mechanical service so appointments can be arranged that are convenient to program operations. Keeps vehicle maintenance records current, coordinate and schedule routine and episodic vehicle maintenance.
- Immediately reports any vehicle operating problems, malfunctions, or incidents out of the ordinary routine.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma, or equivalent.
- Must be available from 4am-10pm, and able to drive in all types of conditions
- Must possess a Michigan Chauffeurs Driver’s License
- One-year experience working with the frail, elderly preferred.
Completion of First Aid and CPR courses within six months of hire
PACE Central Michigan is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.