Transporter - Central Transportation (MHB)
Mercy Hospital Of Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

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Transporter – Central Transportation – Union ( Mercy Hospital of Buffalo ): Transport patients between nursing units, diagnostic areas, morgue, to lobby for discharges as well as other locations within the hospital. Transport blood and other specimens on both a stat and routine basis. Deliver various patient supply items, and refill / exchange various medical tanks.

In conjunction with Clinical staff and Patient Care staff, assists in expediting procedures by utilizing appropriate equipment (i.e. re-apply restraints) to transport and provide non-technical care to patients and maintain designated levels of equipment.
REPORTS TO: Technical Support Analyst

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM): Education:
  • High School graduate or equivalent (G.E.D.) required.
Experience:
  • Positions will be entry level and require no previous practical experience prior to hire.
  • Individuals will be trained by the employer.
  • Once employed, there will be a period of orientation and training to the specific duties and responsibilities of the positions in order to perform the job competently.
  • At the end of the orientation period employees will be required to demonstrate competency.
  • If an appropriate level of competency has not been reached additional training may be required.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability:
  • Good general health necessary in order to stand and walk most of the day.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to use a telephone.
  • Must be able to take direction from a manager or supervisor or designee.
  • Ability to work closely with people, often necessitating lifting or aiding patients in walking.
  • Must be able to operate a pager or other communication device.
  • Must be able to tell time and follow a time –based schedule to perform job tasks.
  • Must be able to demonstrate core values of the Catholic Health System and Mercy Hospital .
  • Communicates appropriately with peers, supervisors, and physicians.
  • Demonstrates a supportive team spirit.
  • Must be able to deal appropriately with stressful/adverse situations and / or patients. WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May be exposed to disagreeable conditions including but not limited to odors, blood, body excretement, etc.
  • May be exposed to communicable diseases.
  • Clean, well-lighted, heated, and ventilated surroundings.
  • Activity includes lifting, stooping, constant walking.
  • Finger and hand dexterity and visual and aural and olfactory acuity to recognize changes in patients' condition.
  • The ability to cope with stress and handle multiple priorities is required.
PHYSICAL EFFORT:
STRENGTH : (MEDIUM-HEAVY)
Low Lift (floor to knuckle): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Mid Lift (knuckle to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (51-100 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (11-21 lbs.)
High Lift (shoulder and above): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Full Lift (floor to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (51-100 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (11-21 lbs.)
Carry: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Push: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (51-100 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (11-21 lbs.)
Pull: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (51-100 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (11-21 lbs.)
Overall Strength Category: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

ACTIVITY: (MEDIUM-HEAVY) - Job Demand – Dictionary Of Occupational Titles
Constant = (C) 67-100% Workday
Frequent = (F) 34-66% Workday
Occasional = (O) 0-33% Workday
Not Present = (N)

Walk – Constant
Climb Stairs – Occasional
Stoop – Frequent
Kneel – Occasional
Crouch – Occasional
Reach (immediate) – Frequent
Reach (overhead) – Occasional
Handling – Constant
Fingering - Frequent
Sitting – Occasional
Standing – Constant
Push Cart - Frequent
Pull Cart - Frequent

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