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Patient Transporter

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Euclid
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Transports patients to and from clinical, ancillary and support areas via wheelchair, stretcher or beds as requested, including patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips and special equipment.
  • Transfers patients to or from beds, wheelchairs or stretchers, with assistance.
  • Transports patients during discharge to hospital lobby and opens doors.
  • Ensures proper oxygen levels in tanks before transporting patient.
  • Approaches and offers assistance to patients and visitors in the hospital environment.
  • Communicates to nursing personnel, clinicians, technicians or reception regarding patient's arrival and departure.
  • Verifies and confirms standard precautions and correct patient identification by comparing information from pager and patient wristband to obtain correct medical chart and verify proper mode of transportation.
  • Disinfects and maintains equipment throughout the hospital. Performs environmental and safety checks then documents findings.
  • Identifies malfunctioning ambulatory equipment and reports it to the appropriate department for repair or replacement.
  • Moves and delivers equipment and linen carts to the appropriate staging area and depots.
  • Other duties as assigned. Education:
    • High School Diploma or GED required. Certifications:
      • None required. Complexity of Work:
        • Requires organizational, decisive judgment, problem solving, communications, good customer service skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to handle multiple tasks, be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions as needed. Work Experience:
          • After selection and placement, requires three months on-the-job training and orientation to learn multiple hospital and clinic locations, special procedures and patient emergency and safety procedures, proper body mechanics necessary to safely move patients. Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full range of body motion including handling of patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination.
            • Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
            • Requires working with some exposure to communicable disease.
            • Medium work-exerting 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-25 lbs. of force frequently and/or 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
            • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work. Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Euclid , Patient Transporter, Other , Euclid, Ohio

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