Patient Transporter- Courtesy Shuttle Services FT (Relief/Variable shifts)

Catholic Health Initiatives Des Moines, IA
GENERAL SUMMARY:

Transports or escorts patients and families throughout themedical center to support timely delivery for testing, transfer between units,or discharge.

ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS:

* Assumes responsibility for safe patient transport from point of pick up of patient to delivery to the receiving department or discharge.

* Prepares for and carries out transport of patients, patient belongings, equipment, supplies and medical records to and from departments.

* Transfers patients to/from cart/bed/wheelchair using correct and safe equipment and techniques. Assists with patient lifts/moves as requested by Mercy staff.

* Documents work activities according to policy and procedure.

* Responds appropriately to patient requests and according to policy and procedure if these exist.

* Observes and reports pertinent patient and family information to clinical/testing site personnel to promote patient safety and according to policy including IV pump alarms.

* Provides appropriate information and directions to visitors, patients and staff as needed.

* Cleans and stores equipment properly.

* Maintains the physical environment in a clean, well stocked and orderly manner.

* Complies with OHSA/The Joint Commission, infection control, and other pertinent regulatory requirements and guidelines.

* Reports physical environment and safety issues to appropriate department or Safety Officer.

* Utilizes software, pagers, phone systems and other resources appropriately and according to policy and procedure to respond to requests for service in a timely manner.

* Displays competency in location of department/floor/units through out the facility.

* Demonstrates efficient use of supplies, time, and equipment.

MARGINALFUNCTIONS:

* Performs basic maintenance of wheelchairs/carts.

* Performs other tasks as assigned.

* Escorts patients, families or others as needed to requested locations as needed.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

* High school diploma or GED required.

* Medical terminology preferred.

* Healthcare experience preferred.

* Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

* Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

* Successful completion of transporter training and competencies.

* Basic computer skills preferred.