Lines of Responsibility: Under the supervision of the Perioperative Nurse Manager, Perioperative Charge Nurse(s), and Perioperative Registered Nurses.
Shifts include: Mon/Wed/Fri. Hours worked 0630-3pm
Job Summary: Under the supervision of (facility specific personnel), safely transports patients throughout the health care facility preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Establishes rapport with patients and their support persons. Transports equipment, supplies, blood and blood products, surgical specimens, and other items in a safe manner. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
2. Follow established protocols for safe patient handling (eg, safely moving, transferring, and transporting patients).
3. Follow established protocols for transporting equipment, supplies, blood and blood products, surgical specimens, and other items
4. Follow established protocols for maintaining a clean, safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors.
5. Follow established protocols for using communication devices (eg, pagers, computers, cell phones).
6. Operate, transport, and transfer equipment safely and according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
7. Safely move, transfer, and transport patients onto transport vehicles (eg, wheelchairs, stretchers, patient beds, OR beds).
8. Operate patient lifting equipment and mechanical assist devices (eg, mechanical lift devices, air-assisted lateral transport devices, sling devices) safely and according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
9. Adhere to infection prevention practices (ie, standard, contact, droplet, and airborne precautions), including the use of personal protective equipment.
10. Clean designated areas and equipment and follow safety procedures and manufacturer’s instructions when handling cleaning solutions, supplies, and equipment.
11. Prepare transport vehicles and equipment according to anticipated needs of the perioperative team.
12. Follow established protocols for safe disposal of linens, trash, and supplies.
13. Inventory, receive, and restock materials used for supporting perioperative services as assigned.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.
15. Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines.
16. Exhibit professional interpersonal communication skills.
17. Assist with quality improvement activities as assigned.
18. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
• High school graduate or equivalent
• Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
• Recent patient transporter experience in a perioperative setting
• Recent patient transporter experience in an acute care setting
• Certificate of completion of hospital education program that included hand hygiene, infection prevention principles, first aid, body mechanics, safe patient handling, and equipment handling.
• Basic computer skills
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
• Physically demanding, high-stress environment
• Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, and repetitive motions
• Full range of body motion including patient transfers and equipment moving
• Manual and finger dexterity
• Hand and eye coordination
• Sitting, standing, and walking for extensive periods of time
• Lifting, carrying, and transporting patients and heavy items
• Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
• Travel Requirement: List of travel requirements that the position requires or a generic statement (eg, Organization specific)
All qualified applicants shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state laws. The company will consider reasonable accommodations to the known impairments of otherwise qualified applicants to enable them to participate in our applicant screening process and to effectively perform the essential functions of their jobs, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the company.
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