Transport Associate (Per Diem)

Requisition ID
2017-10395
Shift
Day/Evening
Category
Support Services
Shift Hours AM/PM
Flexible
Department
SW TRANSPORT
Position Type
Per-Diem

Overview

 

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

 

 

 Job Overview

 

Performs delegated functions as a member of the Patient Transport Department to provide the following services: transport patients to and from testing or treatment areas, STAT requests for specimens and patients, discharge patients to designated areas, transport of outpatients to inpatient and testing areas, and other delivery services utilizing the Transport Tracking System.

Responsibilities

Transports patients to designated destination using stretchers, wheelchairs, isolates, or cribs. Obtains all required materials to assure a safe timely transport is achieved. Must maintain an average of 3.0 jobs per hour. Transporter checks the ID band ( name and MR#) prior to transport and compares with the information in the alpha numeric pager and the patients chart. All discrepancies are called to dispatch. Utilizes the Transport Tracking System per XT protocol( dispatch, in progress, complete) Delay codes are used for all jobs not put in progress within 5 Min. Extended delays are called to dispatch. C lears all Bed Transfers with dispatch prior to move. Performs Hands Off by notifying each department of the patients arrival, signs patient off the unit, uses hands off form on all transports, assures the patient is safe for transport and all necessary equipment and safety measures are in place. Any discrepancies are called into dispatch. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality during all transports, patient is dignity is respected , chart is not displayed, elevator etiquette is followed. Communicates with the patient during transfer to assure that the patient comfort is achieved. Inspects all equipment prior to use, cleans when necessary, cleans after each use with germicide, makes rounds to collect equipment and return to appropriate location, assures equipment is secure and not blocking doorways ,exits or fire extinguishers. Follows the Infection Control guidelines of the hospital and department, calls dispatch or logistics nurse with any discrepancies. Completes required training and education including department specific requirements. Must obtain and maintain CPR certification. Performs delivery services as assigned, Stat Labs, Blood Products medications and mail. Hospital and Department P/P are followed for each. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects

Qualifications

Work requires a High School diploma or equivalent, no previous work experience required. Work requires the ability to read and understand written instruction. CPR certificate must be obtained and maintained after hire.

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