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Patient Transporter - Central Transport
Per Diem, Days / Evenings - Committed - 24 hours in 6-week period
Sellersville, PA 18960

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care, particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.
 

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, hallways are clear of supplies and equipment, and environment is 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 patients' 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.

Schedule
  • Per diem, as-needed to fill vacancies
  • Work a minimum 24 hours per 6-week schedule with at least 8 hours being weekend shifts
     

Qualifications

EDUCATION:
  • High school diploma/GED.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to document information on the individual assignment worksheet.
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