Transporter PRN

HCA


Job Description
HCA Florida Capital Hospital is a fully-accredited healthcare facility with more than 1,100 employees and 500 physicians. A 266-bed, acute-care hospital that offers 24/7 Emergency Services in Leon and Gadsden Counties including a Pediatric ER and an Express Care ER. We also offer a Bariatric Center, Behavioral Health Center, Cancer Center, Chest Pain Center w/PCI, Comprehensive Breast Center, Family Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Orthopedic/Spine Center, Physical Therapy Services, Stroke Center, Surgical Services, Wound Healing Center, Network-of-Care Affiliated Physician Practices, and more. POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the safe and timely transport of patients. Responsibilities include: excellent customer service, effective communication skills, follows applicable policies/procedures, attitude of ownership, ability to effectively coordinate with other hospital staff, physicians and departments ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Provides safe, efficient patient transportation. * Demonstrates proper knowledge, use and care of transportation equipment. Operates and maintains assigned equipment in an effective and safe manner. * Recognizes and reports signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect to immediate supervisor. * Follows policy regarding admissions and transfer of patients from various departments. * Verifies transfer requests and obtains all appropriate signatures. * Transfer all requested items with patient. * Alerts nursing staff of patient arrival to room for all transfers or new admissions. * Follows guidelines concerning communicable disease and use of Universal Precautions. * Utilizes appropriate equipment to protect patient and staff. * Repositions room to safe and tidy condition by removing clutter from patient care areas. * Transports patient while maintaining safety. * Orients patient to surroundings. * Follows restraint policies before, during, and after transport. * Maintains dignity of the patient. * Assists patients and their families with information regarding transport. * Seeks ways to assists fellow staff and ancillary departments. * Maintains and promotes customer relations. * Assesses and maintains equipment in readiness for transport. * Follows chain of command regarding occurrences, incidents and complaints, completing all paperwork. * Generates, completes, and submits patient transport log. * Takes initiative to properly remove and secure portable oxygen cylinders. * Assists in orientation process of new transport staff. * Completes job specific competency/skills checklist and is able to demonstrate required skills and /or verbalize advance knowledge base related to specific skills. * Follows appropriate protocols for the transport of fall-risk patients. * Always utilizes two patient identifiers prior to transport. * Connect telemetry according to policy to include calling central monitoring to ensure two patient identifiers, telemetry box number, and confirm transmission of rhythm. * Performs other related functions as assigned. * Provides patient/family education as per department and hospital policy and procedure. EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: * High School Diploma or equivalent required LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * BLS - AHA Healthcare Provider required EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: * Previous patient transportation experience preferred SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: * Ability to help move patient from bed or stretchers utilizing proper body mechanics * Ability to stand for long periods of time * Frequent lifting * Demonstrated skills in organization, verbal and written communications Apply
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