Patient Transporter

University of Utah Medical Group Salt Lake City, UT
Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for transporting patients to and from their bed and other areas such as therapy, surgery, or radiology. Other responsibilities include retrieving medical records, lab results, supplies and medications.

This position may be required to transport medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law. This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.

* Submit a full application online at http://employment.utah.edu

* Upload your most recent up to date resume by selecting job req 29610

* Make sure to review Job Location, Schedule Hours and Qualifications for job.

Responsibilities

* Transfers patients from one area to another by wheelchair, bed, or stretcher.

* Assists in the transport of essential supplies during traumas and cardiac arrests.

* Handles items such as IV bags, oxygen masks, oxygen tanks, urine drainage bags, blood bags, and medical monitoring devices that may be attached to the patient during transport.

* Transports expired patients to the morgue by stretcher.

* Initiates the call, upon patient discharge, alerting all departments involved in the bed turnover process.

* Picks up and delivers routine and STAT laboratory specimens, blood and medical items.

* Properly uses tele-tracking system.

* Collaborates with other employees to ensure that the needs of the patient and department are met.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

* Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

* Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

QualificationsQualificationsRequired

* High School diploma, or equivalency.

Licenses Required

* Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.Qualifications (Preferred)Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

* This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care.

* We are University of Utah Health. healthcare.utah.edu

Physical RequirementsCarrying, Lifting, Listening, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Speaking, Stooping and Crouching