PATIENT TRANSPORTER (FULL TIME) - DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of activities related to the transportation of patients, specimens and equipment. Greet and assist patients and visitors at hospital and clinics as directed.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Transport patients to and from clinical, ancillary and support areas via wheelchair, stretcher or van service as requested to include transport of patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips and special equipment.
Assist clinical personnel in transferring patients to and from beds, wheelchairs or stretcher as requested. Assist people in and out of vehicles and escort or transport them to and from hospital lobby: carry luggage, open doors and obtain messenger service for the transportation of people to other hospital locations.
Approach, greet and offer assistance and direction to customers entering the hospital.
Assist in the loading and unloading of patients onto ambulances and vans during periods of PRT non-service. Collect specimens, orders, requisitions and equipment and deliver items to appropriate destinations.
Assist in maintaining order and cleanliness in hospital lobby and entrance.
Assist nursing staff with removal of expired bodies from units and transport to morgue.
Participates in the training of new employees.
Ensure patient is properly identified before transporting.
Ensure equipment is clean and working properly.
May transport to the OR, assist in room turnover and confirm OR packet is signed.
Confirm method of transport and special needs.
Attend educational programs as directed.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires the ability to follow and provide instructions to the public generally equivalent to a high school education.
No experience required.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of the orientation period.
A valid North Carolina driver's license may also be required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Requires good verbal communication skills to interact with patient, families' doctors and clinical staff.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Requires much walking, lifting and physical exertion. Operation of machines and equipment. Ability to lift, push or pull 100-200 pounds. Requires full range of motion.
The ability to transport patients to various hospital locations is also required.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Code: 4118 PATIENT TRANSPORTER
Job Level: B1
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