Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
General Statement of Duties:
Provide every patient with the highest quality of professional care and ensure the safety of the patient while in transport. Uses good body mechanics needed to care for patients. Demonstrates knowledge needed for proper use of wheelchairs, stretchers and other transporting equipment.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Transporter must introduce His/Herself to the patient; identify the patient by checking armband to assure transportation of the correct patient.
2. Provide transportation of patients throughout the hospital, including discharge.
3. Signs the patient in and out on the unit or uses Teletracking Transport module.
4. Maintains a cooperative and ethical relationship with patients.
5. Understands and follows infection control/universal precautions in the performance of all tasks.
6. Understands and follows fall prevention and hand-off communication in the performance of all tasks.
Job Description Appendix A:
Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions:
(X) INSIDE: Spends approximately 40 hours or more per week inside.
( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).
( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.
WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 10% increments of work time): Sitting
( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.
( ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs.
(X ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs.
( X) Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient specific to the department.
Freq Some None Freq Some None
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Vision acuity – far
Vision acuity – near
AGES OF PATIENTS SERVED
Birth – 1 year = Neonatal/Infant
18 – 64 years = Adult
1 - 11 years = Child/Pediatric
65 years + = Geriatric
12 - 17 years = Adolescent
N/A = No responsibility to treat/care
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Manage stress appropriately
Make decisions under
Manage anger/ fear/ hostility/violence of others
Handle multiple priorities
Work in confined or crowded areas
Frequent Some None Frequent Some None
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to x-ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to extreme conditions, hot/cold
Exposure to high-pitched noises
Exposure to dust/fumes/helicopter
Exposure to communicable diseases
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Blood-borne pathogen exposure
Exposure to potential electric shock
Gaseous risk exposure
Adverse weather conditions
Hazardous road conditions
Exposure to laser beams
Minimum Education and Experience:
High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Previous experience in the Hospital role desirable.
Minimum License and Certificates Required:
Must hold a current CPR certification or must obtain during orientation period
Supervised By- Department Manager
Supervision Of- N/A
HCA Inc - 23 months ago
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