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Mary Greeley Medical Center Transporter in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Under general supervision, transports patients and materials for Medical Center departments. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • Prepares for and provides patient transport services from nursing areas to diagnostic and clinical areas (Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, C.T., Ultrasound, Radiation, GI Services, Respiratory Care, Pain Clinic, Radiation Oncology, OR, PACU, Ambulatory Care, ICCU, GI, Dialysis, Morgue).

  • Makes frequent and systematic rounds to and from nursing areas to pick up lab specimens, central supply equipment and sterile processing, delivering items to the appropriate areas within the medical center.

  • Transfers patient to/from cart/bed/wheelchair using correct and safe transfer techniques while tending to patient comfort and safety.

  • Transports and accompanies dismissed patient to appropriate location.

  • Attends to the patient comfort and safety with courtesy

  • Prepares for and provides patient transport service to pediatric, adolescent and adults.

  • Is knowledgeable of infection control recommendations and established policy/procedures.

  • Complies with Joint Commission agency recommendations and guidelines.

  • Retrieves and decontaminates reusable patient medical equipment (wheelchairs, stretchers) between patient use according to established procedures.

  • Performs simple routines, i.e. connecting/disconnecting oxygen, telemetry devices as directed.

  • Works with department computer information system and electronic paging device. (TDSS)

  • Assumes responsibility for administering basic life support (BLS) until clinical/medical staff arrives.

  • Reports problems such as delays, faulty equipment, equipment shortage, etc.

  • Maintains the department in a clean and orderly manner.

  • Provides tray set up and room service delivery for late night food trays

  • Exhibits and promotes a cooperative team spirit.

  • Protects and preserves patient dignity and confidentiality.

  • Removes General and potentially infectious medical waste and transports it to a general holding and/or disposal area to assist EVS with room turnover.

  • Retrieves, decontaminates and moves to storage all reusable patient medical equipment between patient use according to established

  • Identifies mechanical and structural deficiencies in assigned area and reports them for repair.

  • Effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication with patients and their families, colleagues, medical staff and the public

  • Performs tasks as assigned to meet the needs of the organization.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

  • Must be BLS certified within 90 days of hire date

  • Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to operate a variety of vehicles with automatic transmissions.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.

  • Ability to use telephone, PC and pager system.

  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions; ability to maintain simple records.

  • Ability to exhibit and promote a cooperative team spirit.

  • Experienced in and able to interact with numerous and diverse customers

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and customer service skills

  • Ability to adapt quickly to unexpected changes in circumstances

  • Knowledge of body mechanics and universal/safety precautions

  • Adherence to Departmental and Hospital policies and procedures

  • Position requires wearing and maintaining a uniform

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Previous related work experience in a health care facility is preferred

  • Skill in the use of transport equipment and or/techniques

  • Ability to drive a variety of vehicles with standard transmissions.

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