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Patient Transporter

Company: Grand View Health
Location: Sellersville
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health-careservices since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care-particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost health-careprovider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.Under general direction, the Patient Transportor transports infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients from one area of the hospital to another in a safe efficient manner. The Patient Transportor assists in the collection, cleaning and routine maintenance of specific equipment. The Patient Transportor ensures that departments within the hospital have supplies and equipment needed by reallocating as requested and returning equipment to it's department of origin. The Patient Transportor assists with patient care departmental needs to assure that environment is kept neat and orderly, hallways are clear of supplies and equipment and in compliance with regulatory agencies' guidelines.Placespediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients' in wheelchairs/stretchers/beds and transports them from one area of the Hospital to another, taking into consideration the patient's condition, to ensure safe and efficient patient transportation.Consultswith nurses regarding patients with special problems such as IVs, provision of oxygen during transport, or any other considerations, as required to ensure safe and efficient patient transportation and maintains proper interdepartmental communications.Requestsassistance from nurses to move patients who are in a delicate physical condition or whenever the transporter is unsure of the patient's ambulatory abilities, to ensure safe patient transportation.Closesdoors and pulls cubical curtain, as needed, to respect patient's privacy.Protectspatients with appropriate covers, in order to provide warmth and privacy.Utilizes Transports Tracking system in an appropriate and efficient manner.Cleanswheelchair and stretcher upholstery daily, in accordance with department's infection control policy.Reportsmalfunctioning or damaged equipment to supervisor, in order to control the quality of transportation equipment.Assistswith transporting the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient belongings when patient is admitted or to maintain good customer relations.Documentsreasons for transporting delay, as necessary, to collect data for department efficiency and quality assurance.Checksoxygen tanks on a routine basis and changes tanks as necessary, to ensure adequate supply of oxygen during transport.Assistswith transports of bodies to the morgue and assists morticians with the removal of bodies, following safety precautions.SchedulePer Diem, as needed to fill vacancies Work a minimum 24 hours per 6-week schedule, with at least 8 hours being weekend shifts.Education:High School Diploma/GEDSkills & Abilities:- Strong verbal communication and listening skills- Ability to work as part of a team- Able to document information on the individual assignment work sheet

Keywords: Grand View Health, Bethlehem , Patient Transporter, Other , Sellersville, Pennsylvania

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