The primary function of the Courier is to provide transportation of supplies, specimens, patients and other items essential for the operations of the Network. At all times, Couriers must display a positive attitude when dealing with all external and internal customers.
Pick-up supplies, mail and other items and deliver as needed.
Scan packages with barcodes when delivered and download at the end of shift.
Verify sorting of mail and packages to ensure proper delivery.
Pick-up specimens at off-site locations and transport to Network Labs as directed.
Pick up petty cash, money bags and payroll and deliver as needed.
Transport patients to and from hospital for various departments.
Prepare a daily report of deliveries to be turned into the Courier/Shuttle Coordinator.
Perform daily vehicle maintenance checks, including fluids, equipment and cleaning.
Transport of medications within the network and to other healthcare facilities.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Individual must be able to meet established specific physical requirements of the job; sitting for up to six (6) hours/day, three (3) hours at a time; standing for up to one (1) hour/day, one (1) hour at a time; and walking for up to two (2) hours/day, fifty (50) minutes at a time. Occasionally handling and firm gripping when carrying equipment. Occasionally fingering and twisting/turning. Frequently lifting, carrying, pushing and walking objects weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance. Frequent squatting and kneeling and occasional stooping, bending, crouching and reaching above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to general vision, color vision and depth perception.
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:
Cuts and punctures, biological hazards – risks minimized by adherence to OSHA and MSDS guidelines.
Severe injury/death due to vehicular accidents, road hazards and inclement weather.
Potential risk of becoming a robbery victim when transporting money bags, petty cash and medications.
Risk of harm while transporting Psych patients.
SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE:
MOST COMPLEX DUTY:
Capable of interacting with people under stress and offering any assistance possible to ease the duress while supplying services.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO):
Receives supervision from Director, Supply Chain Logistics, Storeroom Manager and Coordinator of Courier/Shuttle Services.
Must be able to effectively communicate with various levels of hospital personnel, visitors and vendors.
Must have and maintain valid PA Driver’s License accepted by the Network insurance carrier and a good driving record.
Must obey and adhere to all motor vehicle regulations and laws while operating hospital vehicles.
High school graduate or equivalent.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Hospital experience preferred. Possess a good driving record and maintain a valid Pennsylvania Driver's License.
Basic knowledge of the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding area.