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