An Opportunity to Join our Remarkable Care as a Hospital Transporter awaits YOU!!!!
Trinity Health Livonia is a beautiful full-service, 304-bed acute care hospital, located in Livonia, MI, that provides comprehensive care, including a 24-hour emergency department, general medicine, inpatient and outpatient surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, intensive care unit, cancer, cardiology, geriatrics and birthing and women's health. Through several major expansions in the hospital, programs and services, St. Mary Mercy continues to offer the latest in quality health and medical services. St. Mary Mercy has received numerous awards recognizing excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, financial performance and efficiency.
Transfer and transport patients safely and effectively from Patient Care Areas to and from diagnostic/ testing areas including expired patients to the morgue.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
Transport stable, non-monitored patients from Patient Care Areas to and from diagnostic/ testing areas (such as CT, X-ray, Angio, Hemo) and to inpatient units for admissions. Able to effectively communicate with the patient, family, visitors, and the direct care providers. Transporters are to directly speak with the RN or the Healthcare Provider prior to a transport and when the patient returns to the unit. Transporters are to assist the patient with his/her restroom needs as necessary. Able to safely transfer patients using a transfer device such as a patient sling, slide board, or other hospital approved transfer devices. Cleans transport equipment between each patient use. Transport, locate, and redistribute equipment such as stretchers, wheelchairs, Airpals, Stryker Glides, oxygen, and other necessary equipment to perform transports. Replaces oxygen tanks as needed (less than 500 psi). 9. Provides directions to families and/or visitors 10. Maintains current BLS certification. Attends and participates in departmental meetings and continuing educational activities. Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, development and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places. Behaves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, Service Excellence Standards, and the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMH. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
Education: High school diploma or GED recommended.
Experience: Prior Healthcare experience is not required.
Certification/Licensure: Basic cardiac life support required.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent customer service skills Able to effectively organize work assignments Must be a self-starter - transporters work without the direction of a dispatcher and have the autonomy to select his/her next transports. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with co-workers and a variety of Health System personnel when transporting a patient. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Intensive walking between 12 to 15 miles in an 8-hour shift. Ability to walk or stand for hours at a time. Ability to push wheelchair or stretcher weighing up to 700 lbs.
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