Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by Parrish Med Ctr/DESC
Skilled and compassionate Patient Transporters are an important part of a successful hospital environment that involves more than just moving patients.
Transporters coordinate with the healthcare team to take patients from their rooms to various locations for X-rays, scans, surgery and other medical tests or procedures.
This position contributes to customer satisfaction by fostering collaboration and service excellence among all areas of the facility, and by providing comfort, care, compassion and cultural sensitivity to patients and families.
- Comforts patients and their families by offering support and encouragement; being punctual and attentive to procedure schedules; demonstrating care and cultural sensitivity.
Communicate any transport delays to dispatch and maintain continuous contact with dispatch.
Maintain positive and professional relationships with patients and healthcare team.
- Transport patients effectively via wheelchair, bed and stretcher to various locations throughout the hospital for X-rays, scans, surgery and other medical tests or procedures to include transport of patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, and special equipment.
- Confirms that the method of patient transportation and special needs assistance information of individual patients is acquired prior to patient pick up.
Adhere to established standards to transport isolation patients.
Ensure appropriate identification of patients prior to shifting or transporting them.
- Refers to the patient hand-off sheet in the medical record for review and signature by both care partners accepting or delivering the patient to any area within the organization.
Transporters must identify patients to make sure they are taking the right patient for the right test and keep nursing personnel updated on their patient's comings and goings.
Maintains accurate records on transporter log sheets.
- Notifies appropriate care partners of patients' arrival and location within department.
Alerts same of any changes in patients' condition.
Communicates patient needs and/or requests to care partners while fostering a professional attitude.
Transport patients' chart to the department for procedure and returns chart with patient instructions to Nursing Unit as appropriate.
- High School Diploma or GED required.
Work Experience: - 0 to
Required Licenses, Certification, Registration:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Hospital Transporter
Elder Care Alliance
The University of Maryland Medical System