Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services   Klamath Falls, OR   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on June 22, 2024

Transporter Step 8 $33,895 – Step 27 $59,435 Regular – Full -Time Full-Time Benefits

The primary purpose of this position is to provide non-emergency transport for Klamath Tribal members to and from medically related appointments. The Transporter will assist clients as necessary such as transferring clients from a wheelchair into the transport vehicle and back or entering/exiting the transport vehicle. Transport destinations will vary and may require an overnight stay. The general service area is Klamath County. The extended service area includes, but is not limited to, Portland, Bend, Eugene, and Medford, Salem, Pendleton and other locations within the state of Oregon. Operation of a Tribal vehicle will be in accordance with KTHFS policies and procedures; as well as Oregon State and Federal Transportation Laws.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Check with Community Transportation Program Supervisor at least ten minutes before scheduled departure time to coordinate any changes in the day’s assignments and adjust route accordingly. 2. Walk around the vehicle to observe visually any defects and check operating system – brakes, horn, windshield wipers, lights, first aid kits, emergency flashers, hydraulic lifts and door opening devices before starting trip. Verify the working condition of cellular phone, vehicle camera, and A. E.D assigned with supervisor or other designated staff member and adhere to approved infection control measures prior to departure. 3. Pick up clients at their home or the designated facility. Provide assistance as required with boarding clients and accompanying caregiver. Ensure wheelchair clients and all children eight years old and younger and/or 4’9” or under in height are properly secured in an appropriate restraint system. All passengers must be properly secured before starting vehicle.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Ability and the knowledge of the importance of maintaining strict confidentiality of all records and information pertinent to the nature of the work. Must maintain strict confidentiality of medical information and adhere to HIPAA and Privacy Act requirements. Knowledge of community and public service providers; i.e., community services, medical facilities, dental facilities, and treatment centers, tribal, county, state and federal programs in the local community. Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups of people from varying age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds, sometimes in stressful situations, in a manner that displays professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and good judgment.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION: Required to have High School Diploma or Equivalent. (Submit copy of diploma or transcripts with application). Required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or have a valid medical or religious exemption as a term and condition of employment (Must submit copy of vaccination card or request an accommodation form). Required to possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License, (out of state applicants must receive ODL within 90 days of hire), have good driving record and be insurable by the Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services’ vehicle insurance policy. (Must submit copy of driver license with application.)