Medical Transporter - Direct Support Professional in Nashville, TN at D&S Community Services

Date Posted: 9/25/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

PURPOSE

To support the company’s Mission, Vision and Core Values by providing direct care and support to individuals served promoting their health and safety and optimal well-being through the delivery of quality services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete training on the needs of all consumers that a staff is assigned to work with.
  • Ensure consumer specific goals and objectives are followed and addressed.
  • Work direct care shifts, as scheduled and required.
  • Ensure safe storage and preparation of food in the homes.
  • Ensure good health, hygiene, and grooming of consumers.
  • Ensure consumer specific goals and objectives are followed and addressed.
  • Complete and/or follow-up on the completion of documentation needed for consumer incidents, behavior tracking data sheets, accident reports, etc.
  • Advocate on behalf of consumers, where appropriate.
  • Report medical and/or behavioral incidents promptly.
  • Provide transportation for consumers as needed.

 ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent the company in a professional manner in dealing with consumers, family members, guardians, other agencies, and other outside professionals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Physically able to perform the essential functions of the job as described in the essential duties and responsibilities sections including; walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, sitting, reaching overhead and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.

  • Must be able to safely lift, transport, and transfer consumers, which may include but not be limited to lifting and transferring in and out of a vehicle, bed or wheelchair, as appropriate and needed to assist with the consumer’s assisted daily living skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Must have High School Diploma/GED or successful completion of competency exam with three (3) references.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have the ability to deal tactfully with others, to exercise good judgment, to understand and follow written and oral instructions, and to express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Special consideration given to applicant with previous experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license, meet all insurance requirements and be approved by management to be a driver for D&S.
  • Must be able to successfully all required training.

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