Patient Escort-Sitter/Transporter Job

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis , TN 38103

Posted 3 weeks ago

Summary

The Sitter/Transporter recognizes and reacts to environmental safety factors, assists patients with activities, records care given to patients, and prepares and transports patients. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

REQUIRED:

High school graduate or equivalent.

N/A

N/A

PREFERRED:

N/A

Experience in proper body mechanics.

N/A

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

N/A

N/A

N/A

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and understand verbal or written instructions.

  • Ability to communicate verbally with others.

  • Ability to maintain working relationships with co-workers

  • Ability to organize and complete tasks.

  • Ability to work with age specific populations including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Recognizes and reacts appropriately to environmental safety factors related to patient's care.

  • Assists patient with activities of daily living and basic personal care.

  • Records care given to patient.

  • Adheres to and supports policies, procedures and standards.

  • Prepares and transports patients safely between hospital departments, using stretcher, wheelchair, bed and stroke chair as appropriate.

  • Performs other job functions.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.

  • Must have good balance and coordination.

  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.

  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.

  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.

  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.

  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

  • Exposure to high levels of noise.

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