The Patient Transporter is responsible for the safe handling/distribution/transportation of patients. Must be conscientious with regard to procedures and capable of working under pressure and interacting professionally with other departments within the hospital
MAJOR DUITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains a smooth traffic flow, by escorting patients to and from their destination.
Assist with patient discharges throughout the day as needed
Assist patient/visitors that arrive at facility entry point getting in & out of vehicles, with wayfinding and with equipment if needed.
Ensure smooth traffic flow of vehicles through ER, BRACC and Main Entrance
Assist to enforce parking policy at all entrances to ensure availability for patients and guests.
Transports patients in a professional, safe, prompt, and efficient manner.
Follows department procedure for staff notification when starting and completing transport jobs.
Enters delay codes into the Patient Tracking system promptly and accurately. Calls supervisor with unresolved issues.
Assures the patient is properly draped for the trip.
Assures that all IV solutions, drainage tubing and related apparatus is secure for the trip.
Assists patients with transfer using proper body mechanics.
Ensures all information is accurate in Capacity Management handheld.
Delivers patient to destination by most direct and safest route.
Uses the patient tracking handheld system properly to receive and complete assignments.
Responsible for transport of patients to the LGMC Morgue.
Locates and stores transport equipment properly.
Ensure work orders are completed for unsafe transport equipment and that equipment is tagged until repaired.
Gives clear and concise directions to family members and visitors who may be trying to locate a particular department
Maintains professional conduct; is polite and cordial to patients, visitors, coworkers-workers, and other hospital staff.
Attends departmental meetings and in-service education.
Demonstrates complete knowledge of infection control and universal precautions, actively supports and promotes strict adherence to the policies and procedures as outlined in the department manuals.
Assists in the orientation of new employees to each work assignment area and total department operation.
Ensures that supplies are maintained according to established guidelines and monitors usage to determine need for a change in established levels.
When requested is willing to adjust personal schedule in order to complete workload in view of increased patient activity, staffing reduction or in preparation for special events or inspection.
Accepts other duties within their scope of training not covered in the job description when necessary.
A. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills resulting in effective Communication and customer relations with LGH Staff and outside associates.
B. Team oriented individual allowing for effective collaboration with department's team members and other system staff members.
C. Teaching skills enabling the dissemination of information and techniques to fellow team members.
A. Practices cost effectiveness in each job-related activity and decision.
B. Participates in staff meetings, in-services, and committees.
C. Demonstrates a proactive approach to change / projects to improve the
D. Maintains patient and employee confidentiality.
E. Supports the goals and missions of LGH.
F. Adheres to the policies and procedures of LGH.
A. High School Graduate or Equivalent required.
B. Experience in patient transport preferred.
C. Typing skills and ability to work in computer systems preferred.
D. Experience in hospital setting a plus.
E. C.P.R. certification must be obtained in 30 days.
F. Restraints certification must be obtained in 30 days.
Patient Tracking handheld device
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients' rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
Lafayette General Health