[Close] 

Patient Transporter - Hillcrest PRN

Responsibilities:

  • Transports patients to and from clinical, ancillary and support areas via wheelchair, stretcher or beds as requested, including patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips and special equipment.
  • Transfers patients to or from beds, wheelchairs or stretchers, with assistance.
  • Transports patients during discharge to hospital lobby and opens doors.
  • Ensures proper oxygen levels in tanks before transporting patient.
  • Approaches and offers assistance to patients and visitors in the hospital environment.
  • Communicates to nursing personnel, clinicians, technicians or reception regarding patient's arrival and departure.
  • Verifies and confirms standard precautions and correct patient identification by comparing information from pager and patient wristband to obtain correct medical chart and verify proper mode of transportation.
  • Disinfects and maintains equipment throughout the hospital. Performs environmental and safety checks then documents findings.
  • Identifies malfunctioning ambulatory equipment and reports it to the appropriate department for repair or replacement.
  • Moves and delivers equipment and linen carts to the appropriate staging area and depots.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

Certifications:

  • None required

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires organizational, decisive judgment, problem solving, communications, good customer service skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks, be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions as needed.

Work Experience:

  • After selection and placement, requires three months on-the-job training and orientation to learn multiple hospital and clinic locations, special procedures and patient emergency and safety procedures, proper body mechanics necessary to safely move patients.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling of patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination.
  • Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires working with some exposure to communicable disease.
  • Heavy work-exerting 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or 10 to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.



Don't Be Fooled

The fraudster will send a check to the victim who has accepted a job. The check can be for multiple reasons such as signing bonus, supplies, etc. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check and use the money for any of these reasons and then instructed to send the remaining funds to the fraudster. The check will bounce and the victim is left responsible.