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Lead Driver

Company: InnovAge
Location: Newport News
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Manager of Transportation, the Lead Driver is responsible for the monitoring of vehicles, participant safety and supplies in addition to ensuring the delivery of supplies, meals and medications for participants. Working in collaboration with the Manager of Transportation and the Scheduler, the Lead Driver communicates issues in writing and assists in driver education in addition to performing other driving tasks as needed.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Participant Care Driving

Estimated Percent of time Spent - 80%

  • Drives TLC vehicles in a safe and responsible manner which includes; utilizing defensive driving skills, following InnovAge policies/procedures and assigned routes.
  • Assists other Drivers with the loading and unloading of participants arriving and exiting the center.
  • Loads and unloads participants in and out of InnovAge vehicles and assists participants into and out of their homes in adherence to InnovAge policies and procedures.
  • Transports participants to all appointments that have been pre-arranged by the dispatcher.
  • Delivers in-home meals, supplies and medications to participants, ensuring that the correct participants receive the correct parcels.
  • Assists participants into their homes and helps with simple tasks when necessary and appropriate, such as; helping participants with outerwear and moving of items that are obstructing walking paths.
  • Keeps Dispatch updated on all events of their assigned routes.
  • Maintains safety and cleanliness of assigned vehicle and coordinates scheduling of van maintenance with the Manager of Transportation.

    Functional Category: Lead Functions

    Estimated Percent of time Spent - 20%

    • Receives and signs for medications from the clinic on a timely basis.
    • Assigns medications to the route and driver and ensures that all medications are signed for and delivered.
    • Ensures that medications are placed in safe keeping when not assigned to a driver, in order to prevent mishandling.
    • Collects all delivery receipts and ensures the completion of all deliveries, returns all receipts to the delivering department (Clinic/Day Center) in a timely manner.
    • Labels and distributes personal supplies and meals to the driver's boxes for delivery.
    • Ensures that all participants are out of the center at the end of the day.
    • Monitors vehicles to ensure that there is an adequate amount of supplies and that the vehicles are clean and presentable. Monitors the pre-trip inspections of other drivers, in addition to own vehicle.
    • Assists in the training of drivers and perform ride-along's with current and new drivers to ensure comprehension of routes.
    • Performs many last minute driving requests for other absent drivers or plans that change without notice.
    • Covers a modified driving route each day and a full route when needed.
    • Acts as a liaison between the drivers and Transportation Manager regarding various transportation issues, both verbally and in writing to both the Transportation Manager and dispatch personnel\
    • Additional work functions and duties may be assigned

      Job Qualifications

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



      • High School diploma or GED required.

        Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

        • Requires state issued driver's license, excellent driving record with no more than two points off state motor vehicle record in addition to being *collision and incident free for the previous six (6) months. * "Collision and incident free" implies that the individual was not found culpable if involved in either a collision or incident
        • CPR Certification and First Aide Training required before working independently/unsupervised with participants and must be maintained throughout employment

          Work Experience and Qualifications

          • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and have six months prior experience with the organization in the position of Driver.

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