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Medical Chaperone/Driver

Phillips Exeter Academy
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Auxiliary Services, Student Affairs, Health Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Part Time
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Position Purpose

On call as needed to transport students to off-campus medical visits by providing transportation, companionship and general assistance with the administrative aspects of a medical visit. May be required to transport students for other departments as needed.

Key Accountabilities
  • Carry and respond to cell phone.
  • Drive students to and from off-campus medical facilities.
  • Keep track of related paperwork.
  • Inform Health Services staff of student’s status.
  • Return student to Health Center along with instructions for follow-up care.
  • Maintain documentation of medical visits (location, time, etc.).
  • Pick up and drop off medications as requested.
  • May be asked to drive for other departments as needed
Degree of Independent Action Performed

Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff and department operations.

Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.

Direct/Indirect Reports


Internal & External Contacts

Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff. External contacts may include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.

Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Some college experience helpful.


  • Basic familiarity with health care environment helpful.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Ability to provide a clean and reliable passenger vehicle required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all motor vehicle laws and safe drive guidelines.
  • Knowledge of adolescent issues and experience interacting with adolescents strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
  • A strict adherence to confidential policies is required.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Possess basic computer skills.
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  2. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  3. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a keyboard.
  4. Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
  5. Ability to see with normal parameters.
  6. Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard.
  7. Ability to hear within normal range.
  8. Ability to lift and transport up to 25lbs without assistance.
  9. Ability to climb stairs.
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