Uses the most appropriate method (such as a wheelchair or stretcher) to transport patients as ordered by nursing staff; this includes but is not limited to transporting patients to admissions, discharges, transfers, ancillary departments, and doctor’s offices.
greets the patient, introduces themselves, and examines the identification band before covering the patient as necessary with a bathrobe, sheet, or blanket.
Uses safety precautions such as equipment brakes, harnesses, and/or side rails as necessary; adopts personal safety practices or good body mechanics to prevent injuries.
Uses extra caution when transporting patients with IVs and foley catheters; asks the unit nurse for clarification if necessary and seeks her out when help is needed; and reports right away to the nurse on duty any suspected equipment malfunctions or other strange events involving the patient being transported. Transporter
Transports isolation cases according to protocol, and after each trip, cleans the equipment with the required cleaning solution.
Helps nursing staff move, turn, position, and assist patients who need extra assistance getting in and out of chairs or beds.
returns gurneys and wheelchairs to the proper place as directed by the supervisor.
inspects every piece of gear being used for safety; avoids utilizing gear that isn’t in good operating order; and alerts supervisor to such gear so that appropriate action may be taken.
ensures the privacy of all patient data linked to employment.
takes documents, supplies, linen, equipment, x-rays, and samples from various locations inside the Medical Center and its Annex and delivers them or returns them (these may involve scheduled or non-scheduled stat requests and transport of supply and linen exchange carts).
carries out various cleaning tasks as directed by a supervisor (include but not limited to sanitizing and maintaining wheelchairs, gurneys and other transport equipment, furniture, fixtures and overall physical environment).
Follows up on all messages, assignments, and response pages promptly; if occupied, asks a caller to leave a message.
- High school diploma.
- Current BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, conflict resolution, decision-making, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem-solving, and time management.
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