Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 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. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital. Occ Summary
Perform a variety of activities related to the t ransportation ofpatients, specimens and equipment. Greet and assist pati ents andvisitors at hospital and clinics as directed.
Work P erformed
Transport patients to and from clinical, ancillary and support areasvia wheelchair, stretcher or van service as requested to in cludetransport of patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips a ndspecial equipment.Assist clinical personnel in transferringpatients to and from beds, wheelchairs or stretcher asrequested.Assist people in an d out of vehicles and escort ortransport them to and from hospital lobby : carry luggage, opendoors and obtain messenger service for the transpor tation of people toother hospital locations.Approach, greet and offer as sistanceand direction to customers entering the hospital.Assist in thelo ading and unloading of patients onto ambulances and vans duringperiods o f PRT non-service.Collect specimens, orders,requisitions and equipment a nd deliver items to appropriatedestinations.Assist in maintaining order and cleanliness inhospital lobby and entrance.Assist nursing staff with removalof expired bodies from units and transport tomorgue.Participates in the training of newemployees.Ensure patient is properly identified be foretransporting.Ensure equipment is clean and workingproperly.May trans port to the OR, assist in room turnover andconfirm OR packet is signedCo nfirm method of transport andspecial needs.Attend educational programs a sdirected.Perform other related duties incidental to the workdescribed h erein
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requires good v erbal communication skills to interact with patient,families' doctors an d clinical staff.Ability to follow oral andwritten instructions.Requires much walking, lifting and physical exertion. Operation ofmachines and e quipment. Ability to lift, push or pull 100-200 pounds.Requires full ran ge of motion.The ability to transport patients to various hospital locat ions is alsorequired.
Work requires the ability to follow and provide instructions to 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.
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