Job opening: Motor Vehicle Operator
Salary: $23 - 27 per hour
Published at: Aug 31 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position, located at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, operates patient transport vehicles, including emergency vehicles, patient
transport vans/buses and other types of transport vehicles, capable of carrying up to 30 or more passengers to and from VA Medical Center facilities, private healthcare facilities, and other private sector areas as required.
Major duties of this position include but are not limited to....
Drives government owned vehicles in the performance of official business such as transporting ambulatory, wheelchair, and basic life support stretcher patients
Makes trips to patient's homes, nursing homes, hospitals, doctors' offices, railway, bus stations and airport in a timely and courteous manner
Uses multiple variations of map or Global Position System (GPS) for alternative routes to use in emergency situations and Mobile Data
Computer (MDC) in and out of the vehicles daily for assigned trips and duties
Interacts with patients, families of patients, charge nurses, doctors and other medical staff in a professional and courteous manner
Ensures safe driving precautions while operating passenger buses/vans or ambulances used to transport VA patients
Drives on public roads, highways, country roads, etc., in various weather conditions, around sharp corners, at various highways speeds
obeying all roads signs, laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to driving safety
Loads and unloads patients, medical supplies, cargo (baggage) and may be required to perform other duties as assigned
Operates a stretcher van, 1-ton wheelchair van, a passenger van, a large passenger bus, an ambulance, Dual Use Vehicles and other vehicles as assigned and needed to transport patients
Ensures the windshield(s) is free of obstruction, mirrors are in place, the passenger seat belts are in working order, and ensures that the proper fire protection equipment and emergency kit are present and up to date
Communicate any issues involved with the vehicle, patient/customer complaints, vehicle problems or inability to perform the duties as assigned
Operates the doors to allow passengers to enter and leave the vehicle; reads installation maps and judges road/traffic conditions to determine the shortest and safest route
Provides friendly, polite, and courteous service; enforce passenger Rules of Ridership and check I.D. cards to ensure the approved
passengers are riding on the VTS vehicles
Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment; uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, Various Tours/Rotating Weekends
Position Description Title/PD#: Motor Vehicle Operator/PD13745A
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not Approved
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/11/2023.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligible candidates are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Drive SafelyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)Motor VehiclesReliability And DependabilityWithout more than normal supervisionWork Practices
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: The incumbent must drive in rural areas, very congested metroplex traffic and construction zones and must handle patients, both litter and wheelchair, in loading and unloading from vans and buses. Incumbent must be capable of loading and transporting patients to and from bed, to and from litter in private homes, in tight surroundings, through narrow hallways, and in difficult loading areas thereby increasing physical effort. Incumbent must be able to stoop, bend, climb and lift more than fifty lbs. and must be able to drive for a minimum of a four-hour period and stay mentally alert using good judgment in pulling over at the first safe area, road-checking vehicle with walk-around inspection, and then continue driving as soon as possible. There is considerable strenuous effort exerted in performing these duties. Incumbent must be able to change tires in emergent situation. Tire/rim combination may be more than 50 lbs. Incumbent is often required to lift and transport patients weighing more than 350 lbs. and experiences a variety of working positions, e.g., stooping, bending, kneeling, etc., along with a variety of other fatigue-producing factors. Required to work indoors and outdoors experiencing a variety of weather conditions and is exposed to heat, cold. dust. rain. etc. Incumbent is also at possible risk due to direct patient contact while caring for and transporting patients.
Working Conditions: The incumbent practices and promotes safe work habits and follows standard safety procedures, identifies existing or potential safety hazards and promptly notifies the Assistant Transportation Manager, and initiates corrective action as required. Incumbent participates in Service safety activities, attends scheduled safety training as directed by the Assistant Transportation Manager and follows prescribed safety procedures using appropriate lifting methods and body mechanics for heavy lifting or moving of heavy objects. If injured, follows established procedures for notifying the Assistant Transportation Manager and completes necessary forms. Incumbent must be able to follow standards of universal precautions and
general principles of infection control in working with patients.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
921 Northeast 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
- Name: Etola Nesbitt
- Phone: 843-789-6036
- Email: [email protected]