Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 5/14/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0101.71100 SEH Patient Transport

Transporter - Full time, 40 hrs/wk, day shift 6a-2:30p, rotating holidays, no weekends

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

For more information, visit steward.org

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Boston University Teaching Hospital, provides patients and families access to some of Boston’s most respected physicians and advanced treatments offering specialized care, including:

  • Advanced Center for Cardiac Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic surgery program; Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Award-winning bariatric surgery program
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • State-of-the-art emergency care with short wait times

Our medical staff, made up of some of the highest rated physicians in Boston, treats patients in our community practices in neighborhoods, including Allston, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Weston.

Benefits:

  • Grow with a health system that supports career advancement
  • Competitive Pay & Salary Increases
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Locations close to home, that support work-life balance
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k via Fidelity, for eligible employees, with company match
  • Tuition Assistance / Reimbursement
  • Family atmosphere and team approach that provides flexibility
  • Opportunities to grow your career, and not change your employer
  • And much more!

Job Summary –

The Transporter is an integral part of the patient care team providing prompt, courteous, customer focused service to the patients, visitors and co-workers of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. The transporter is responsible for patient transport within the hospital and for miscellaneous functions as well. He or she contributes to service excellence by fostering collaboration among and between team members as well as other ancillary departments.

Qualifications

Minimum Education/Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • Previous hospital experience preferred.

Minimum skills/abilities

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.
  • Ability to lift without any limitations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Will prepare daily walk-sheets of all assigned activity.
    • Transports patients within the hospital in a safe and appropriate manner.
    • Prepares equipment by wiping down stretcher or wheelchair with disinfectant wipe and covering surface of equipment with a sheet.
    • Assist Nursing staff with moving patient from bed into wheelchair or stretcher. Practices good body mechanics when transferring and/or lifting patients. Will ensure that patient is provided a sheet for privacy and a blanket for comfort.
    • Will obtain and transport paperwork/chart as required with patient.
    • Observe proper procedures and techniques during patient transport. Monitors oxygen and intravenous apparatus and report any problems to Nursing personnel.
    • May transport and move bodies to the morgue.
    • Identifies correct patient for transportation by checking the identification arm band for all patients. Transporter will ask patient for name and date of birth. This information will be checked against the patient identification band prior to movement.
    • Adheres to the necessary precautionary methods for patients on precautions and will use personal protective equipment as necessary and defined on precaution cards located outside of patient room.
    • Communicates with patients, nursing personnel and other department personnel in the performance of position responsibilities. Notifies appropriate personnel upon arrival /departure of patient and/or miscellaneous items at unit/department.
    • Reports any change in patient's condition (difficulty breathing, complaints of discomfort, etc) to nursing staff.
    • Transports specimens and miscellaneous items related to patient care to/from unit/department.
    • Maintains and cleans equipment (stretchers & wheelchairs) in an orderly condition. Reports defective equipment to the appropriate manager for repair. May be called upon to make minor repairs to equipment.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of fire safety, smoking, and infection control policies.
    • Exercises good hand-washing techniques and personal hygiene.
    • Displays appropriate behavior and professional conduct at all times towards patients, co-workers, medical staff and visitors
    • Maintains patient confidentiality and patient privacy.
    • Delivers patients belongings to and from Security from unit/department.
    • Keeps hallways clear by storing equipment in the appropriate storage areas.
    • Responds to" Codes" and all emergencies within the unit. Responds appropriately during unexpected events.
    • Attends and participates in training and educational classes related to Hospital Policies and skills knowledge.
    • Adheres to hospital's attendance guidelines.
    • May assist in conference room setups.
    • While the job description is designed to provide a general overview of position expectations, responsibilities may change based on the needs of the department. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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