He/she is responsible for transporting patients to and from designated areas. Assists imaging services staff in patient care.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Provides assistance for patients and their families in the department and during transport as appropriate, including any observed needs of the patients.
- Transports ambulatory, wheelchair, stretcher and bed-bound patients to and from designated areas. Transporter is able to provide for the transport needs of patients of all ages, to include, neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
- Understands and practices all AIDET principles.
- Effectively communicates with patients, visitors, and patient care provider’s information pertinent to the transport of patients.
- Takes responsibility for care, cleaning and maintenance of transport equipment used in the transport of patients.
- Takes responsibility for supplies used in the transport of patients, i.e. O2 cylinders, warm blankets, etc.
- Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
- Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
- Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
- Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
- Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
- All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- Must be efficient in the use of all transport equipment, office equipment and related material essential to good patient care and reports any problems when necessary.
- Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
- Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work.
- Is able to stand, walk, kneel, sit, crouch or stoop with good balance for extended periods of time, exposed to patient elements.
- Must be able to reach reasonable distances in any direction and must use appropriate lifting standards while transporting.
- Is able to push a stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient.
- Physical presence onsite is essential.
- Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
- Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.