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Job: Patient Transporter I

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Patient Transporter I
July 18, 2018
Owensboro Health
  • Job Summary
    • Transports patients, specimens and equipment throughout the facility.
  • Job Responsibilities
    • Transports patients via wheelchair, stretcher or bed to designated sites as requested, including patients withoxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips, monitors and other equipment. Provides continuous oxygen topatients by setting the oxygen tanks to the same level already being provided.
    • Assists patients with entering and exiting vehicles, including transfer from or to wheelchairs or stretchers.
    • Delivers equipment and specimens to requesting staff or department. Assists staff with removal of deceasedbodies from units and transport to morgue.
    • Greets and provides information and direction to patients and visitors.
  • Organizational Responsibilities
    • Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
  • Education
    • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required.
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration
    • Certified as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in thisposition.
  • Work Experience
    • None required. At least one year of customer service experience preferred.
  • Skills and Attributes
    • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and works under minimal supervision. Must be able to workin a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • FLSA Classification
    • Non-Exempt
  • Disclaimer
    • This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
  • Additional Position Related Details
    • Populations Served

Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Activity and Frequency:

    • Bending/Stooping - Frequently
    • Climbing - Occasionally
    • Keyboard Data Entry - Never
    • Kneeling - Occasionally
    • Lifting/Moving Patients - Frequently
    • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Frequently
    • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Occasionally
    • Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Never
    • Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Frequently
    • Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Frequently
    • Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Frequently
    • Reaching - Frequently
    • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Frequently
    • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Frequently
    • Running - Occasionally
    • Sitting - Occasionally
    • Squatting - Occasionally
    • Standing - Frequently
    • Walking - Frequently
    • Audible Speech - Frequently
    • Hearing Acuity - Frequently
    • Smelling Acuity - Never
    • Taste Discrimination - Never
    • Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently
    • Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently
    • Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently
    • Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently
  • Exposures

  • Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to person protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.

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