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Hospital Transporter - Chelsea

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Part time


Evening Shift


Position Description

Position Summary: The Transporter is responsible for the safe and reliable transfer and transport of patients from patient care areas to and from diagnostic testing, therapy services, and other areas as needed. Confidentiality is of utmost importance at all times

Qualifications: High school diploma, certificate, or GED. Current unexpired BLS. Recent experience preferred but not required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participates in their resolution.

Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.

Maintains knowledge to perform the duties of the job. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.

Demonstrates self-directed learning.

Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Demonstrates unit/area competencies and understanding of policies and procedures.

Identifies and assists in resolution of problems related to safety, sanitation and maintenance of the environment.

Practices effective communication in all interactions (patient, visitor, co-worker, etc.)

Promotes a positive work environment by demonstrating teamwork.

Performs all aspects of the Transporter role:

Transport stable, non-monitored patients from Patient Care Areas to and from diagnostic testing areas (such as CT, X-ray, MRI, Mammography), therapy appointments and discharges from the hospital. Transportation schedules are organized, and time is prioritized to deliver patients to appointments in a timely way. Able to effectively communicate with the patient, family, visitors, and the direct care providers. Transporters are to speak directly with the RN or the Healthcare Provider prior to a transport. Information is elicited from nursing staff as to patients' condition and needed mode of transport (ie. ambulatory, wheelchair, stretcher). Able to safely transfer patients using a transfer device such as a patient sling, slide board, or other hospital approved transfer devices. Patient is appropriately assisted to prepare for tests (ie. Hospital gown) Necessary material that must accompany patients is collected. Nursing unit is notified when a patient is returned to the unit and any information regarding test or appointment is communicated. Patient care data is documented accurately and completely. Cleans transport equipment between each patient use. Transport, locate, and redistribute equipment such as stretchers, wheelchairs, Stryker Glides, oxygen, and other necessary equipment to perform transports. Replaces oxygen tanks as needed (less than 500 psi). Maintains current BLS certification. Attends and participates in departmental meetings and continuing educational activities.

Other Functions and Responsibilities

1) Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

1) High school diploma or certificate, or GED

2) Current CPR certification

Required Skills and Abilities

Skilled in communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and service excellence Excellent customer service skills Able to effectively organize work assignments Must be a self-starter with the ability to work without direct supervision. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with co-workers and a variety of Health System personnel when transporting a patient. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Intensive walking between 12 to 15 miles in an 8-hour shift. Ability to walk or stand for hours at a time. Ability to push wheelchair or stretcher weighing up to 700 lbs.

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Ann Arbor , Hospital Transporter - Chelsea, Other , Chelsea, Michigan

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