Shift: Part time, Evenings, Every other weekend, 20 Hrs/week
Start time varies between 11am - 3pm
Reporting to Director of Patient Transport, is responsible for the safe and efficient physical transport of patients within the hospital including admission and discharge transports, unit to diagnostic testing department transports and return trips. May be required to transport equipment and supplies necessary to support the mission of the department and/or the hospital.
1. Transports patients to and from various locations within the hospital with the utilization of stretchers, beds or wheelchairs that may include special equipment (Oxygen tanks, IV pumps, and traction frames) and/or special care considerations.
2. Works under the direction of the Patient Transport Dispatcher to receive, accept, execute and complete transport assignments.
3. Displays a positive, customer service attitude and demeanor with all patients, patient family members, clinical staff and medical staff.
4. Transfers, with the assistance of clinical staff, patients to and from bed, stretcher, exam tables and wheelchairs utilizing proper lifting techniques, and lift devices as necessary.
5. Maintains transport equipment: ensures equipment is in good working condition prior to use, disinfects equipment before and after each transport, returns equipment to its proper storage location at the end of each transport.
6. Adheres to all regulatory requirements and hospital policies regarding patient safety, patient privacy, patient identification and hand-off communications.
7. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital and the Central Patient Transporter departmental standards, policies, and procedures.
1. The level of knowledge normally obtained through completion of four years of high school or equivalent. Minimum of one year of college or vocational schooling preferred.
2. Must successfully complete and maintain a minimum standard of American Heart Association Adult Heartsaver CPR and AED training within 3 months of hire.
3. The interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact in a positive manner with patients, their families, nursing staff and physicians.
4. The verbal and written English skills necessary to clearly and effectively communicate information.
5. The organizational skills necessary to prioritize and complete transport tasks in a timely manner.
6. Responds positively to changes and shows willingness to learn new ways to accomplish tasks in an efficient manner.
7. The ability to use and apply correct body mechanics when positioning and transporting patients.
NCH at a glance
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is known for compassionate care and its convenient location. But it's our advanced technologies, clinical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities that offer the latest treatments and assure the care, comfort and safety of our patients and the community. NCH offers:
A 489-bed hospital, including 200 private rooms in the South Pavilion
Four Immediate Care Centers, located in Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect and Schaumburg
Seven accessible outpatient imaging locations that provide advanced imaging technology
The Day Surgery Center, a same-day outpatient surgery center
Annually, NCH treats an average of 24,000 inpatients and conducts:
337,000 outpatient visits
43,000 home care visits
3,100 newborn deliveries
Approximately 18,000 inpatient and outpatient surgical cases, ranging from open heart surgery and joint replacement to neurosurgery and minimally invasive procedures
NCH provides our patients and community with safe, high quality care - and it shows. Here are a few of the many awards and designations we've recently achieved:
Magnet®; Recognition for Nursing Excellence (The American Nurses Credentialing Center awards Magnet status to hospitals that exhibit exemplary patient outcomes and satisfaction, have impressive nurse-to-patient ratios, and attract and retain the best nursing staff.)
Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award
The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
2016 American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association "Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award"
4,000 employees including nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and support personnel
More than 1,000 physicians with offices throughout the northwest suburbs
NCH Medical Group, an employed physician group focusing on primary and specialty care
Approximately 800 volunteers providing more than 100,000 hours of service annually
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Arlington Heights
Work Locations: 800 W Central - Hospital 800 W Central Rd Arlington Heights 60005
Job: Nursing/Patient Care
Shift: Evening Job
Employee Status: Regular