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Patient Transport Asst

Description

Patient Transport Asst

Part Time Day shift  with rotation - will work every other weekend

AFSCME 

Posted: May 17, 2022

 

 

Purpose:
Functions as a member of the total nursing team to provide direct or indirect patient care as needed under the direction of immediate supervisor and/or team leader.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Relays information regarding patient care to the Patient Transport supervisor or Nurse on the Unit.
  • Has a thorough knowledge of obtaining, setting up, removing, cleaning, and storing traction equipment. Performs a daily traction inspection. Clean and stores equipment and supplies. Assures that all OR litters have full oxygen tanks.
  • Has a thorough knowledge of obtaining, setting up, removing, and storing equipment (K-pads, flotation mattress, air pressure mattress, etc.).
  • Assists the physician as needed. Assists with the discharge of prisoners, when needed. Assists nurses with helping patients in and out of bed for transport.
  • Removes (specialty) beds from the patient floors when the patients are discharged (two persons required).
  • When assigned as Elevator Operator:Responds to calls from Patient Transport Supervisor who is transporting patients to and from the Operating Room suite to designated nursing units. Operates elevator by key control. Responds to calls from the nursing units and gives prompt attention to emergency calls from surgery, Emergency Department, nursing units, and Radiology for codes and Life Flights. Signs key in and out at Security and/or Patient Transport. Reports need for repair of elevator
  • Assists patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort; adheres to established Hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Assists personnel with restraining patients.
  • Reports equipment in need of repair or replacement to Patient Transport Supervisor.
  • When assigned as Clerk Dispatcher:Receives all requests for patient transportation; and, orderly needs and establishes priorities for response to calls within the framework of Nursing Administration policies. Maintains transportation and orderly logs, as indicated and records all problems or delays, reports problems to immediate supervisor and notifies department involved. Coordinates all calls for direct patient care services

 

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required - High school graduate or GED diploma.Experience Required - None.Other Qualifications:1. Knowledge of equipment used in Nursing, especially traction and suction.2. Demonstrate weight test - as set by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.3. Able to establish and maintain good working relationships both intra and inter-departmentally.4. Patient, courteous, and tactful.5. Neat and orderly in work and appearance.6. CPR certification7. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written.8. Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in setting priorities on calls.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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