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.
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 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"
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
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/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.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise