Patient Care Associate/Transporter

Partners Healthcare System Newton , MA 02458

Posted 3 months ago

Provides and/or coordinates the delivery of a variety of patient care services under the direction of the Registered Professional Nurse. Direct patient care activities can include taking vital signs, performing EKGs, and assisting patients with the basic activities of daily living.

Transportation Duties:

  • Transports patients via stretcher, wheelchair, bed, escort, or other means to various areas within the hospital and Medical Office Buildings.

  • Assists hospital staff with movement of patients on/off stretchers, wheelchairs, or beds.

  • Transports deceased to morgue.

  • Transports equipment, a variety of supplies, patient belongings, pharmaceuticals, medical records, patient related information, specimens, CSR carts, or storeroom materials to and from hospital areas and the Medical Office Bldgs.

  • Provides messenger/ equipment delivery to codes.

  • Attaches/detaches and checks oxygen gauges and associated tubing to provide oxygen supply to patient during transportation.

  • Distributes patient care equipment.

  • Retrieves, decontaminates, and performs maintenance on reusable equipment between patient use according to established procedures. Makes sure equipment is operating properly.

  • Ensures that all equipment (both office and patient) is clean, safe, and is properly tagged or labeled.

  • Maintains adequate and accurate records which monitors the operation and effectiveness of equipment.

  • Generates charges for supplies, equipment, and services as appropriate.

  • Provides Messenger/Equipment Rounds Service to all hospital departments and Medical Office Buildings.

  • Transports patients to and from Radiology working independently from exam schedule.

  • Retrieves, documents, and delivers store room items utilizing computer applications to locate and obtain items.

  • Communicates pertinent information about the servicing of areas to appropriate personnel as necessary.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to individual patients and patient care units.

  • Provides other related duties as deemed necessary by the Supervisor.

  • Incumbent is considered essential during disaster situations.

High school graduate or equivalent required. Six months recent experience as a Nursing Assistant or other direct patient care position and/or successful recent completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program and/or completion of at least one School of Nursing clinical rotation required. Experience in a hospital setting required. English communication skills are also required.

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