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Patient Transporter

Company: McLaren
Location: Port Huron
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary: Transports patients to and from various areas of the medical center ensuring each patient reaches his/her destination quickly and safely. Under supervision, performs patient handling including the tasks of lifting, transferring and repositioning patients. Utilizes patient handling equipment that assists in lifting, transferring, and repositioning of patients in accordance with guidelines to minimize injury risks.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with other medical personnel to take patients from their current location to designated locations for medical tests or procedures, surgery, admission, discharge as directed.
  • Helps patients in and out of bed, or using wheelchairs, stretchers and medical transport vans to get them to their destination.
  • Uses appropriate patient handling equipment, transfer devices, and protective equipment in compliance with hospital policies and vendor specifications.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and utilizes good body mechanics.
  • Works cooperatively with other members of the team and adheres to department and hospital policies and procedures. Maintains communication and collaboration with immediate supervisor.
  • Appropriately cleans mobility equipment after each patient use (i.e. walkers, lifting equipment) per hospital policy.
  • Observes and reports patient's reaction to delivery process to appropriate personnel.
  • Delivers compassionate support, attention, and assistance to patients and families.
  • Ensures compliance with all health care regulations, including HIPAA and OSHA.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment and protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control, hazardous waste and other policies and protocols.
  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.

    Lead Duties and Responsibilities (If classified in a Lead Role):

  • Assists in quality control and performance improvement activities.
  • Contributes to performance feedback, hiring decisions.
  • Ensures standards are met (quality, timeliness, customer service, etc.).
  • Evaluates and tests new procedures/processes.
  • Orients and/or trains new staff.
  • Problem solving capabilities.
  • Subject matter expert/technical leadership.
  • Work flow/distribution of work.

    Qualifications:

    Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three (3) months of job-related experience and/or training.
  • BLS certification.

    Preferred:

    • Prior related medical experience,

      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Strength to help lift patients, and the stamina to spend all day on their feet.
    • The communication skills to work with patients, doctors and other hospital staff.
    • Ability to manage patients with different types of personalities.

      Position/Subsidiary Specific:

    • Supports the mission and vision of McLaren Port Huron through behaviors that reflect and integrate our values, as evidenced by observation, peer and customer feedback.

      Physical Requirements: (X)

      Additional requirements detail available upon request

      __ Sedentary Work: Lifting 10 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying such

      articles as dockets, ledgers, and small tools. Although sedentary job is defined as one which

      involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out

      job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and

      other sedentary criteria are met.

      __ Light Work: Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects

      weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible

      amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant

      degree, or when it involves sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling

      of arm and/or leg controls.

      __ Medium Work: Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of

      objects weighing 25 pounds or more.

      X Heavy Work: Lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of

      objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

      __ Very Heavy Work: Lifting objects in excess of 100 pounds with frequent lifting and/or

      carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds or more.

      X-Ref: D.O.T. - U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration

Keywords: McLaren, Warren , Patient Transporter, Other , Port Huron, Michigan

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