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Patient Transporter
Per Diem, Evenings - Non-Committed - Varying shifts & hours
Sellersville, PA 18960

Responsibilities

Under general direction, the Patient Transporter assists infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients from one area of the hospital to another in a safe and efficient manner. The Patient Transporter assists in the collection, cleaning and routine maintenance of specific equipment. The Patient Transporter ensures that departments within the hospital have supplies and equipment needed by reallocating as requested and returning equipment to its department of origin. The Patient Transporter assists with patient care departmental needs to ensure that environment is kept neat and orderly and that hallways are clear of supplies and equipment and in compliance with regulatory agencies' guidelines.
  • Places pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in wheelchairs/stretchers/beds and transports them from one area of the hospital to another, taking into consideration the patient's condition, to ensure safe and efficient patient transportation.
  • Consults with nurses regarding patients with special problems, such as IVs, provision of oxygen during transport or any other considerations as required, to ensure safe and efficient patient transportation. Maintains proper interdepartmental communications.
  • Requests assistance from nurses to move patients who are in a delicate physical condition or whenever the transporter is unsure of the patient's ambulatory abilities to ensure safe patient transportation.
  • Closes doors and pulls cubical curtain, as needed, to respect patient's privacy.
  • Protects patients with appropriate covers in order to provide warmth and privacy.
  • Utilizes Transports Tracking system in an appropriate and efficient manner.
  • Cleans wheelchair and stretcher upholstery daily in accordance with department's infection control policy.
  • Reports malfunctioning or damaged equipment to supervisor in order to control the quality of transportation equipment.
  • Assists with transporting the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient belongings when patient is admitted or to maintain good customer relations.
  • Documents reasons for transporting delay, as necessary, to collect data for department efficiency and quality assurance.
  • Checks oxygen tanks on a routine basis and changes tanks as necessary to ensure adequate supply of oxygen during transport.
  • Assists with transports of bodies to the morgue and assists morticians with the removal of bodies, following safety precautions.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:
  • High school diploma/GED required.

BENEFITS:
  • 403B
  • Pension plan
  • On-site discounted child care center
  • Free life insurance
  • Free parking
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