Transport & Lift Specialist - Days/Evenings

OSF Healthcare Peoria, IL
Reporting to the Supervisor of Patient Transport and Department Manager coordinates, leads, and directs the work of other specialists engaged in performing patient and visitor lifts, turns, transfers and transports. Responsible for assisting with department schedules, work assignments, assigning specific work to specialists, prioritizing department workload via Tele-tracking, insuring maintenance of supplies and equipment, assisting with process analysis and improvements, peer interviewing and evaluations, orienting and mentoring new staff, running employee performance and processing time reports, developing process and performance improvement plans as needed in conjunction with management. Performs duties of specialist as time permits or work load requires. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served.


* Work requires ability to read, write and communicate effectively.

* Must be 18 years old to be considered for position.

* Work requires approximately one to two years of progressively more responsible lead experience in order to learn department operations and work flow and to develop proficiencies in operating department equipment.

* Work requires one to three months department-specific orientation and on-the-job training to become familiar with work routines, location of equipment and supplies, and to learn the locations of various department throughout the Medical Center.

* The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit(s). This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served. Work requires interpersonal skills necessary to lead and follow-up on the work of others.

* Work requires the interpersonal skills necessary to comfort patients, family members and/or significant others; and to communicate effectively with other patient care providers.

* Work requires basic understanding of communication equipment such as pagers, phones and computers.

* Work requires analytical skills necessary to properly schedule employees to ensure adequate staffing and to properly distribute work assignments to Transport and Lift Team Specialists based on patient work load and the Specialists' skills and experience.


Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

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