Under the direction of a RN, the Transporter transfers patients between patient care areas. The Transporter works cooperatively with team members to ensure timely transporting services.
Transfers patients: identifies patients using identity band to verify the name, birth date, and admission number, assists with moving patients onto/off of the gurney, raises side rails of gurney to secure patients, ensures patients privacy by seeing that patients are appropriately covered, ensures patients charts accompany patients transferring.
Provides health care services in own job category to the following age groups as applicable to job functions: Infancy: birth - 1 year Toddler: 1 year - 3 years Pre-School: 3 years - 6 years School Age: 6 years - 12 years Adolescent: 12 years - 18 years Adulthood: 19 years - 64 years Middle Adult: 45 years - 59 years Late Adult: 60 years - 79 years Older Adult: 65 years >
Cleans and maintains gurney after each use.
Transports equipment and beds as requested.
Reports any noted changes in patients condition to RN.
Does errands within the hospital as requested.
Adheres to all policies and procedures relating to infection control and isolation practices.
Initiates appropriate emergency measures for cardiac/respiratory arrest.
Maintains medication security to authorized personnel only.
Answers the telephone promptly and courteously and relays calls/messages to the appropriate person in a timely manner.
Participates in code situations as directed, eg Code Blue, Orange, Green, Gray, Pink, and Red.
Orients new personnel to unit, equipment, and routines.
Assists other team members by offering assistance to distribute the workload.
Participates in unit activities: attends unit and Medical Center staff meetings/inservices, is responsible for reading and comprehending all posted minutes and memos.
Department Specific Competencies
Communicates with Respiratory and Nursing leads regarding the acuity of the patients.
High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education General Studies
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
1 patient care
License / Certification Requirements
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association