Safety & Transport Technician

  • St. Claire HealthCare
  • Morehead, KY 40351, USA
  • May 20, 2021

Job Description

The Safety & Transport Technician provides clinical support services to various disciplines including but not limited to nursing, radiology, and physical therapy. Routine responsibilities include transporting patients to and from patient care areas, providing one-on-one observation, and assisting in the progression of patient mobility. Duties/Responsibilities: •    Reviews requests for transportation of patients. •    Prepares patient for transport to and from patient care areas, making special considerations for patients in contact and/or airborne precautions. •    Utilizes body mechanics and safe moving techniques for transferring or lifting patients. •    Uses the appropriate equipment and method of patient transfer after consideration of the patient’s ability to provide assistance, bear weight, cooperate, follows directions, height/weight, special circumstances, and MD orders. •    Promotes the progression of patient Transport through safe patient transfer assistance, therapeutic exercises, and Transport activities. •    Demonstrates working knowledge of equipment within the Nursing, Radiology Departments, and Physical Therapy Department. •    Provides 1:1 continuous supervision (as assigned) to patients who require observation for safety reasons in the absence of family or caregivers. Patients may be high risk for falls, delirious/demented, experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and/or suicidal ideations. •    Establishes and maintains a safe environment conductive to effective team functioning, positive patient outcomes, and personal/patient safety. •    Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple priorities when necessary.  •    Maintains clear lines of communication in order to ensure patient safety, care coordination, and teamwork.  •    Responds to calls for assistance in a timely, customer-friendly manner. Education: Graduate from high school or equivalent (GED). Experience:  Previous experience in a healthcare setting preferred but not required. Licensure/Certification:  Basic Life Support certification (BLS). Physical/Work Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is required to communicate with staff, patients and visitors. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for reading and computer work. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk and be on feet for long periods of time. Must be able to tolerate PPE for long periods of time.    The work environment described here is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in an area with good lighting and climate control. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employment Type (feed only)

Per Diem (PRN)