Patient Transporter - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Full Time, Day Shift

Job description

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

Occ Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nur sing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision o f an RN/LPN. Perform a varietyof clerical duties involved in preparing, maintaining, and processingpatient,unit (s) and hospitaldata and record s toinclude operating theorganization's patient care information systems .

Work Performed

Administer treatment and personal ca reprocedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shaving changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making ,assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elim ination;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal ne eds andcomfort of assigned patients.Perform a variety of selected patien tcare tasks under the direction ofan RN/LPN to assist medical and nursin gpersonnel in the examination,treatment and care of patients.Retrieve an drecord patient data in electronic medical records (EMR) andreport to Nu rse noting any new abnormal changes in the patient'scondition.Participat ein the transport of patients.Clean assigned area; stock and replenishsu pplies and equipment asrequired.Perform a variety of clerical tasks invo lved in operating theorganization's patient care information system.Ackn owledge orders onEMR task list , verify printout and input verifiedorder s to requestdiets, treatments, nursing services, equipment and diagnosti c andlaboratory tests and procedures.Assemble and maintain patientcharts from admission through dischargePrepare and upload paper documentsintoth e electronic medical record(EMR).Exhibit professional communication skil l when answering the telephoneand interacting with patients, visitorsand other staff members.Navigate electronic medical record, accesspatient i nformation, generatereports, schedule appointments and manage task list. Use available technology to request and coordinate patient transport.Ass ign nursing staff to communication systems. Perform otherrelatedduties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills a nd Abilities

Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowledge of proc edures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treat ments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and b asic health andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hospitalWorkin g knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsAbilit y to withstand prolonged standing and walkingHeavy lifting andthe abilit y to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various hospital loca tions may be required.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.Ability to document and communicate pertinent information u sing computerand/or paper documentation toolsKnowledge and understanding of telephone etiquetteWorkingknowledge of general clericalpracticesand proceduresWorking knowledge of spelling and medical terminology.Ability to apply specific departmental rules and regulations relatingtoverifying , processing and maintaining records and formsAbility toorganize andset prioritiesAbility tooperate a computer terminal and otheroffice equipmen tAbility to deal tactfully and courteously with the publicAbilityto esta blish and maintain effective relationships with otherpersonnelWorking kn owledge of principles and practices of providing non-professionalbedside patient careBasic knowledge and the ability to usetechnology toinclude computers,scanners, communication system and other systems.

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Work requires the ability to follow and provide instructionsto the public generally equivalent to a high school education.


No experience required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of the orientation period. A valid North Carolina driver's license may also be required.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 2/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time