Position Title: TRANSPORTER PATIENT

Internal Close Date: 08/11/2021
Requisition Number: 15639386
Position Code: 766
Department: Patient Transport
FTE Status: 1
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Rotating
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:
Responsible for providing safe, timely patient transportation and additional non-patient pick-up and delivery service in assigned areas. Cross-train and function as the departmental dispatcher as requested. Act as a role model to promote a positive work environment so that quality patient service and constructive staff attitudes are facilitated. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Related Education and Experience may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.
Accountability:
  • PATIENT TRANSPORT - Transport patients to and from requesting areas; ensure adherence to all safety measures

  • PROCEDURES - Ensure timely completion of tasks according to departmental policies and procedures

  • PATIENT CARE - Obtain essential information from Nurse regarding patient condition

  • COMMUNICATION - Communicate with patients to inform of reason for transport and to promote learning

  • COMMUNICATION - Communicate with staff to assure that patient is ready for transport

  • PATIENT CARE - Maintain unit sign-in/sign-out sheets

  • POLICIES - Comply with work environment routines according to hospital, nursing division and departmental policies and procedures

  • EQUIPMENT - Safely and appropriately maintain and utilize equipment

  • TELEPHONE AND PAGER - Use telephone and pager system

  • TRAINING - Act as role model and precept the training, education and orientation of new staff as assigned

  • PATIENT CARE - Cooperate in resolving conflict with those involved in a constructive manner

  • PATIENT CARE - Maintain and enhance positive patient and staff interactions

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Nurse aide or patient transporter experience

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/American Sign Language

  • 1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise