The Transportation Specialist is a subcategory of the mental health program specialist, with the primary task of facilitating the safe transportation and escorting of patients and residents of the Arizona State Hospital/ACPTC to and from medical and other appointments required during their course of treatment, as well as other tasks associated with the documentation, vehicles and equipment required to accomplish this movement. These transportation events also include certain legal appointments such as outside court dates, occasionally outside of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The position also requires active participation in the retrieval of patients on conditional release to the community who must be returned to the hospital campus due to compensation, as well as active participation in the retrieval of patients/residents attempting to leave the facility without authorization.
Additionally, Transportation Specialists are required to perform in the capacity of unit based BHT staff; providing direct patient care co-facilitate group activities, escort to groups, encourage patients to participate in active treatment, and assisting with daily living skills along with monitoring patients for safety and providing additional support on units or common areas as assigned or when there are gaps of time in the transportation schedule. Provide training in new employee orientation classes on transport safety device and educate unit staff daily on the proper use of transport safety device and monitoring forms. Will offer monthly in-service on radios transport safety devises along with wanding and pat downs.
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To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.