Transports patients to and from clinical, ancillary, and support department areas as directed by the department. Coordinates transport runs and prioritizes according to departmental guidelines. Transporters interact with ancillary departments, nursing units, and the emergency department and may be required to assist in patient transfers. Hours of work may vary with corporate and departmental goals.
� As a team member of the CTD, in addition to the specific responsibilities outlined below, you are expected to demonstrate the mission, vision, and values of SCL Health.
� Maintains established departmental policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety standards, and environmental and infection control standards.
� Comforts patients and their families by offering support and encouragement; being punctual and attentive to procedure schedules; demonstrating caring and cultural sensitivity.
� Coordinates the care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
� Follows established department procedures to accurately verify and transport the proper patient by visually checking patient identification.
� Transports patients, charts, specimens, and required equipment to various treatment and diagnostic areas throughout the hospital in a safe and efficient manner 100% of the time. Provides emergency assistance to patients who become ill during transport process until clinical staff can be notified and assistance arrives.
� Verifies mode of transportation, obtains patient chart, necessary paperwork, required linens, and/or equipment. Notifies nursing staff of patient being transported and the destination.
� Initiates or assists in transfer process of patients from bed to mode of transportation. Requests and obtains instruction or assistance from nursing staff for patients who require isolation techniques, two-man lifts, bedpan or restroom assistance, or who has support devices requiring special handling.
� Returns patient to bed utilizing proper transfer techniques 100% of the time to avoid injury to patient and/or self. Verifies that patient�s basic needs are satisfied upon return to bed. Places call light and similar items within patient�s reach. Offers to put away personal items and reports patient�s needs to nursing staff before leaving the unit. Reports patient has been returned to nursing unit.
� Notifies dispatcher of completion of assigned duties and proceeds as instructed. If a delay problem occurs in transporting a patient, transporter informs dispatcher immediately and proceeds according to instruction issued.
� Returns equipment promptly to proper location after use using proper infection control procedures. Collects and cleans equipment at designated times per established department procedures.
� Transports patients upon discharge, helping the patient in and out of vehicles at entrances.
� Provides direction and other helpful information to persons entering the facility and others while performing transportation duties.
� Assists in training new employees.
The above Job Description details the essential functions of your position. The list below is also considered to be essential functions of your position and all employees within SCL Health are expected to meet the following in their day-to-day work:
� Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time
� Be available to work overtime if needed
� Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others
� Be respectful of all with whom you interact and follow the Exempla Service Behaviors
� Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role
� Be in compliance with the drug and alcohol policy as stated in the Employee Handbook
� Be sufficiently rested to perform your duties throughout the period assigned
� Demonstrate a willingness to learn
� Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assigned tasks
� High School Diploma or GED
� Must be able to read, write, comprehend, and communicate the English language
� Healthcare experience preferred but not required
� Positive, helpful attitude toward customers
� Ability to remain calm in a variety of circumstances
� Must be flexible and reliable, a team player