Patient Transporter

West Tennessee Healthcare - Tennessee (30+ days ago)4.2


Job Title:
Patient Transporter - (Registry Other)

Job Code:
WTH100003A

Location:
Jackson Madison County General Hospital

Position Type:
Registry

Req ID:
PT7.18
Job Definition
WEST TENNESSEE HEALTHCARE

JACKSON-MADISON COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Transportation Technician

DEPARTMENT: Patient Transportation/Admitting

SUPERVISOR: Supervisor/Manager

POSITION #: 0114

JOB SUMMARY/SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Provides competent and age specific services for transporting patients between patient rooms,
ancillary departments, and other areas within Jackson Madison County General Hospital. They
will provide other assigned procedures under the supervision of the department management and
licensed personnel while maintaining productivity standards and occupational growth.

This position is under the direction of the Manager and Supervisor of Patient Transportation, the
Transport Tech is responsible for, but not limited to, the transports of inpatients and outpatients
between hospital departments. Employee will be involved in direct and indirect patient care,
including patient transfers, patient lifts, and other tasks that promote quality patient satisfaction.
Employee is subject to call back and overtime as required by the hospital.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Receives and documents complete information regarding patient transport form patient
tracking system and/or dispatcher.
2. Safely transports inpatients and outpatients between hospital departments using
wheelchair, stretcher, bed, or escort as appropriate.
3. Performs direct and indirect patient care responsibilities to meet patient needs.
4. Always ensures patient safety by checking patient's armband and chart; using Seatbelts
when available; placing guardrails in the upright position at all times during transport;
properly transporting oxygen and IV pumps with patients; assisting patient to and from bed
to wheelchair to stretcher.
5. Ensures patient record accompanies patient. Signs patient on and off the nursing unit
when transported.
6. Assumes responsibility for ensuring continued occupational growth.
7. Incorporates age specific principles into job responsibilities and communication skills.
8. Participates in the Quality Improvement Plan.
9. Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION:
High school education or equivalency

Must complete Job Placement Assessment and Back School as provided by
Occupational Rehab Center

Minimum of six to eight (6 - 8) hours of classroom training in clinical and patient care.

LICENSURE, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION:
Certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation within 6 months of employment.

EXPERIENCE:
N/A

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Completes mandatory safety management education in a timely manner.

Apply contents of material learned through Job Placement Assessment training to
ensure safety for the patient and self.

Participates in continuing education through attending annual clinical skills fair.

Maintain age specific skills with patients from neonatal through geriatric.

Demonstrates an understanding of and meet productivity standards set for the
departmental services.

INTERPERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Maintain a positive attitude with co-workers, patients, and families to promote Increased
moral in support of Patient Satisfaction and Guest Excellence principles.

Demonstrates good working relationships with patients, families, peers, team members,
physician, supervisors, and other West Tennessee Healthcare staff.

Deal courteously and tactfully with others.

Accept criticism in a positive and constructive manner and offer feedback/criticism in a
constructive manner to appropriate personnel.

Make a positive contribution to the morale of the department. Demonstrate a positive
attitude as a representative of the department and West Tennessee Healthcare.

Provides assistance and training to others as needed.

Demonstrate flexibility in accommodating the department's needs.

Assume additional responsibilities as appropriate and deemed necessary to meet or
exceed patient satisfaction.

Respond with appropriate behavior to stabilize a crisis or potential crisis situation.

Complete assignments accurately and within allotted time. Productivity is monitored by
departmental dispatchers and patient tracking system.

Ensures preventable injuries do not occur to patients, visitors, fellow employees, or self
and ensure correction of all hazards (including environment).

Able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and visitors.

Ability to exchange and provide patient care information to licensed personnel.

Provide comfort and support to patients, families, and visitors on a constant basis.

Pass on job related information to appropriate licensed personnel.

Contributes to a positive work environment and the overall team effort of the department.

DIRECTION/SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS:
N/A

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Considerate physical effort is required.

Frequent use of wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds

Frequent lifting and moving patients from 200-225 pounds.

Physical demands can include:
Continuously walking, standing. Using hands, firm gripping, communicating, pulling,
bending, stooping and visual inspection.

Frequent simple gripping. Pinching. Lifting 25-50 pounds while transferring patients,
reaching overhead with one or both arms.

Occasionally squatting, sitting, lifting 25 pounds.

May and will have contact with people who are emotionally upset.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
May be exposed to human waste and body fluids and infectious diseases. Uses standard
precautions with all patients.

Exposure to chemical cleaning agents.

Frequent use of liquid oxygen containers while filling portable oxygen tanks.

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Understands and adheres to West Tennessee Healthcare’s compliance standards as
they appear in the Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Assumes responsibility for insuring continued professional growth.

The employee is expected to adhere to all WTH policies and procedures.

PROTECTED HEALTHCARE INFORMATION:
Minimum Necessary Requirement: This position has access to protected health information as
defined in the Support -Patient Care Area category in WTH Management Guidebook Policy 7625.
Employee will maintain confidentiality of protected health information and only access the
minimum amount of protected health information necessary to perform job responsibilities.

DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being

performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees are required to

perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as required or directed.

Position Definition
Position Description
Job Qualifications

Highest Education Level Required:
High School/GED
Compensation
Location and Work Requirements

Work Schedule:
Other

Shift:
Other Shift

Weekends:
Rotation