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Patient Transporter (DH4879) 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Patient Transporter’s functions include positioning, transferring, and transporting patients to and from various departments or locations by wheelchair, bed, or gurney. This involves lifting, turning, and repositioning patients requiring moderate to total assistance. Transporter may also perform teaching and training functions, dispatching functions, and limited clerical duties for the transport function. Other role requirements include supply delivery, equipment movement and maintenance and cleaning or disinfection, assisting with the department dispatcher as required, assisting in the management of decedent affairs, and other activities as directed. Assignments may vary between day and night shift, and participation in weekend coverage is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Transport patients by assisting patients in and out of transport cars, ambulances, helicopters; lifting patients on and off beds; moving them to and from special service and treatment areas, and operating rooms; using wheelchairs or moveable beds.
  2. Comfort patients and their families offering support and encouragement; being punctual and attentive to procedures schedules; demonstrating caring and cultural sensitivity.
  3. Reports changes in the patient to others for follow up.
  4. Cares for patients by assisting them to restrooms, providing bedpans, blankets, etc.
  5. Removes soiled linen and replenishes clean linen.
  6. Attends holding areas as requested.
  7. Assists patients and family members by responding to inquiries and providing information based on departmental and organizational policy.
  8. Performs related duties such as reporting equipment malfunctions, assisting others, cleans work areas, and transportation equipment, etc.
  9. Demonstrates standard of performance (ownership teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
  10. Transport equipment and supplies by picking-up specimens and delivering to specified laboratory.
  11. Transports deceased patients by following protocols and delivering them to the mortuary.
  12. Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with federal regulations and Joint Commission requirements.
  13. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  14. Enhances health care organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  15. Customer service, customer focus, bedside manner, physical fitness, verbal communication, listening, documentation skills, decision making, patient services, health promotion and maintenance.
  16. Ensure proper PPE is worn at all times while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield.
  17. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
  18. Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee and external customer satisfaction.
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned.

PROBLEM SOLVING

The transporter receives work assignments that involve coordination with doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to transport patients/items safely to different locations in the hospital through good communication, time management, and self-direction.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical:

This position is very active and requires strength to help lift patients or move objects and patients weighing over 50 pounds. Must be able to frequently lift 10-25 pounds with the ability to lift, push or pull up to and over 50 pounds. A transporter must have the stamina to be on their feet all day. They must be able to work prolong periods standing; walking; sitting; talking or hearing; using hands to finger, handle or feel; push/pull; reach with hands and arms; taste and smell. Must be able to frequently bend, knee, stoop, crouch, or crawl. This position requires the ability to read, write, communicate in verbal and written form. It also requires the ability of close, distance, peripheral, depth, and adjust to focus vision as needed. This position requires prolonged repetitive actions and movement of both hands; grasping simple/light, firm/heavy; and, fine dexterity. It also requires prolonged repetitive actions of feet. A transporter must be able to hear alarms, equipment alarms, client call, instructions for physicians/department staff, and overhead calls. This position may require long hours and weekend coverage when assigned.

Mental:

The transporter must be able to prioritize and use good judgement and must also be able to coordinate a variety of issues while being frequently interrupted. A transporter must communicate effectively and with tact in stressful situations.

Environmental:

This position works mostly indoor. However, it does require up to half the time in wet, humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and, occasionally in outdoor weather conditions. This position does work around infectious disease and in environment of infectious diseases. The typical noise level in this position can very from quiet to very loud noise.

IMPACT

This incumbent will have significant positive impact on relationships with staff and patients; to provide excellent patient care services.

NAVAJO/INDIAN PREFERENCE

TCRHCC is located within the Navajo Nation and has implemented a Navajo/Indian Preference in Employment Policy. Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position and who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation or another federally recognized Indian tribe will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.

APPLICATION DECLARATION

In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees at TCRHCC are expected to conform to the following:

  • Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
  • Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles may be grounds for immediate termination.

I have read the qualifications and requirements for the position of Patient Transporter. To the best of my knowledge, I believe I can perform these duties.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Certification:

Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by the American Heart Association

Experience:

Must have one (1) year experience in a health care environment.

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:

  • Positive working relationships with others
  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Able to respond appropriately in stressful situations
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with patients, visitors and staff
  • Knowledge of basic Medical terminology
  • Complete Patient Sitter Competency Training (upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Transport Management Certified Healthcare Transporter

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to speak Navajo

 
Close Date 5/15/2021  
EOE Statement The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is committed to equal opportunity employment. In accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and TCRHCC policy, preference is given to qualified Navajo and Native American candidates. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations(s) during the application and/or interview process should notify a representative in the Human Resources Department.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 4/30/2021  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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