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Patient Transporter

Job ID: R-34449 Job Type: Full time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

Transports patients by assisting patients in and out of taxis, ambulances, cars, and helicopters; lifting patients on and off beds; moving them to and from special service and treatment areas, and operating rooms; using wheelchairs or moveable beds.

Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions
  • Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide care/service safely and efficiently for the care of each patient.
  • Presents a neat and clean appearance, appropriate for a professional health care environment in accordance with hospital and Central Transportation and Dispatch (CTD) Policy.
  • Demonstrates and maintains a high level of professionalism at all times.
  • Takes initiative, stays productive, looks for patients to transport, requests next move, access patient readiness and requests another move if current assignment will be delayed more than 5 minutes.
  • Keeps CTD radio on and wears earpiece, at all times while at hospital, including breaks.
  • Uses appropriate radio etiquette at all times, utilizing appropriate ten-codes and statements in a pleasant tone of voice.
  • Properly identifies patient that is to be transported.
  • Acknowledges and maintains the right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Notifies nursing staff of patient transports prior to leaving the floor and after the return of each patient.
  • Signs patient in and out of each patient care area.
  • Attends to patient’s comfort and safety during transport.
  • Assists other members of the Central Transportation Department as needed (i.e., other transport functions or with locating equipment needed to perform a transport in a timely fashion).
  • Informs receiving departments in person of a patient’s arrival.
  • Informs nursing and/or technician whenever there is a change of status in transporting a patient (i.e., refusal, delay, different mode of transportation.)
  • Informs receiving department and the CTD Dispatcher of any delays, cancellations, and changes in mode of transportation.
  • Assumes responsibility for the transportation (patient and non-patient) activities and other tasks that contribute to the patient’s care.
  • Maintains a patient-centered focus and strives to support the mission, goals and values of the hospital, department and division.
  • Assists nursing personnel to position patients for all types of transports and provide proper immobilization of patient as required. (IVs Portable Oxygen, etc.)
  • Handles patient and non-patient moves with the same sense of urgency.
  • Removes transportation equipment from the patient care areas and returns them to the proper locations. (Stretchers, wheelchairs, beds, etc.)
  • Performs daily work assignments in an efficient, organized manner and with an optimum degree of accuracy.
  • Interacts with physicians and other technical staff to provide quality, safe and efficient care for the patient.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions promptly to Dispatcher, marks equipment appropriately and delivers equipment to Biomed.
  • Attends annual refresher and as needed training for demonstrating competency of all equipment used during the transportation of patients. Equipment includes but not limited to: Wheelchair, Stretcher/Gurney, TotaLift, Telemetry Monitor, Slide-Board, Air-Pal, Gate-Belt, O2 (oxygen) usage, Video Chair and various types of Beds.
  • Answers pager in a timely and courteous fashion.
  • Enters transportation data into CTD computer when assisting Dispatcher.
  • Assists Supervisor with departmental training and orientation of new employees.
  • Trains new employees on maintaining and collecting transportation data.
  • Performs Patient Transporter functions as requested.
  • Capability to effective operate the following equipment while safely transporting patients: (1)Wheelchair – Feet, Leg Rests, Arm Rests and Brakes. (2)Stretcher/Gurney – Raise, Lower, Raise Head Area, Steer Mode, Neutral and Brakes (3)TotaLift Chair – Raise, Lower, Raise as Chair, Foot Rests, Transfer Crank and Breaks. (4)Telemetry Monitor Removal – Leeds, Electrodes, Monitor (5)Slide-Board – Transfer of Patient. (6)Air-Pal – Motor, Mattress and Hose. (7)Gate Belt – Transport of Patient. (8)O2-Oxygen Tank – Tank, Regulator, Valves, O2 Carrier and exchange of tanks. (9)Video Chair – Raise, Lower, Raise as Chair, Foot Rests, Seat Belt and Brakes.
  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • High School Graduate or GED.

Required Licensure and Certification
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS or BCLS) - American Heart Association (AHA) within 60 days of hire.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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