Positions in this series transport patients and materials to various destinations inside and outside of medical facilities; and do other work as required.
This is the full working level in the series. Under general supervision, incumbents are responsible for providing non-emergency transportation and courier service with relative independence as supervisory guidance is not available when away from medical facilities. The class is distinguished from Senior Medical Transportation Technician in that the latter class functions in a lead capacity.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Transports patients between ward locations and various service areas; lifts patients; picks up and delivers equipment, lab specimens, patient charts, mail, and other items.
• Assists hospital staff in preparing patient for transport; operates a County vehicle to pick up, transport, and deliver patients and materials to a variety of locations.
• Keeps simple records concerning transportation services provided and vehicle maintenance needs; ensures vehicles are clean and properly supplied.
• Gives first aid treatment when necessary; assists in removing the deceased from the ward to the morgue; remains available for on-call week-end and evening assignments.
Experience: Six months of experience in basic patient care supervised by professional medical personnel. (Substitution: Completion of a recognized training program in basic patient care may be substituted for 3 months of the required experience.)
MUST POSSESS VALID CLASS B DRIVERS LICENSE
Ability to: Read, write, and speak the English language; learn the principles, methods, and procedures of proper patient care; learn medical facility routines and techniques; perform patient care in an understanding and sympathetic manner; follow oral and written directions; keep simple records; apply proper body mechanics in lifting, moving, and assisting patients; apply proper body mechanics in lifting and moving at least 100 pounds; handle patients in a manner which will not aggravate their condition; follow maps and directions; use good judgement when acting independent of supervisory guidance.
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