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Job Title: Transporter
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 225078

Required Qualifications High school diploma, GED, or equivalent from a state or federal accrediting organization; Some experience with light truck/van driving or any combination of passenger transportation/training and/or experience; Must have a valid state driver's license to operate AU vehicles.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to read campus map and learn locations of campus departments and AU Clinic locations and VAMC clinic locations
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Must possess and exercise positive interpersonal relationships
  • Must be able to patiently react and adjust to patient disorientation and possible aggressive behavior
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/database
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with care of the elderly
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Prior transportation experience
  • Basic knowledge of first aid
  • Current American Heart Association BLS certification
  • Training in proper lifting and transfer of handicapped patients, boxes, and equipment
  • Computer and typing skills
  • Knowledge of the AU Summerville and Health Sciences campus departments, AU Clinic locations, VAMC clinic locations
Responsibilities This position provides support for scheduling patient transportation services and assists with transportation of patients of the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home (Blue Goose) to scheduled and unscheduled appointments at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and AU/AUMC hospital and clinics. Additional responsibilities of primary importance include delivery and/or pick up of pharmaceuticals, floor stock from the pharmacy, patient supplies and equipment, office supplies and equipment, and administrative correspondence. Further responsibilities of primary importance include assisting with processing of records of patients within and discharged from the nursing home. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Transports patients who are ambulatory or wheelchair bound to and from the Charlie Norwood VA Hospital (uptown and downtown divisions), Augusta University campus and satellite clinics, and Augusta University Medical Center. Unattended patients are taken directly to appointment areas for registration. Transporter also assumes responsibility for the patient's medical information.
  • Coordinates weekly pharmacy unit dose pick-up and delivery of medication between the AU Pharmacy and nursing units of the nursing home. Makes multiple daily scheduled rounds for pick-up and delivery of medication orders and filled prescriptions. Responds to STAT requests for emergency drugs.
  • Serves as courier for administrative personnel in the nursing home. Delivers correspondence to departments to include: AUMC Administration, Personnel, and Payroll; VAMC Administration, Office of Decedent Affairs, and Geriatrics and Extended Care; and to other areas both at the Summerville and Health Sciences campuses and off campus as instructed. Secures authorized signatures on documents as needed.
  • Performs routine clerical work including processing of daily cancellations and additions to the transportation schedule; preparation of daily motor vehicle log, including computation of mileage and passengers transported; assists with completion of appropriate paperwork when obtaining supplies/equipment from local venders, and assists HIMS department with assignments such as assembling, copying, filing or purging and boxing active and inactive medical records.
  • Assists with pick-up and delivery of floor stock on a monthly basis or as needed.
  • Maintains acceptable vehicle operation standards by noting problems, keeping vehicles, fueled and monitoring the maintenance inspection log for problems to be directed to Vehicle Services. Assists with scheduling motor pool requirements and patient transportation needs to prevent the required use of outside transportation. Also, assists with answering HIMS department phones, routes calls accordingly and records messages as needed.
  • As time permits, assist the Rehabilitation department by picking up or delivery items to the VAMC for repair.
  • Assist Office Associate with sorting and delivery of supply shipments throughout the nursing home.
  • Utilize Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel to create, maintain, and update the transportation schedule as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F Pay Grade: 3 Salary: $11.86/hr - $12.04/hr Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 3/29/2021 - until filledConditions of Employment In conjunction with an offer of employment, selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete Augusta University's Criminal Background Check process. In addition, candidates selected for any position within Georgia War Veteran's Nursing Home (GWVNH) will be required to successfully complete the Georgia Long-term Care Background Check process. For specific positions, selected candidate(s) may also be required to successfully complete supplementary pre-employment onboarding requirements such as: a physical, drug screening and/or credit check.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Driver's License Statement The Human Resources Division will request a recent driver's history report from the selected candidate. This report must come from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the fee will be paid for by the candidate. This report will be required prior to an offer being extended by Human Resources and must be from the state(s) in which the candidate has lived in for the past three years.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time