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Patient Transporter (DH4883) 

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 may be required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Responsible for providing direct observation of patients as directed by the nursing plan of care and under the supervision of the nursing staff and/or nursing department supervisor. Responsible for assisting nursing staff to create, maintain and provide a safe environment.
  2. 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.
  3. Comfort patients and their families offering support and encouragement; being punctual and attentive to procedures schedules; demonstrating caring and cultural sensitivity.
  4. Reports changes in the patient to others for follow up.
  5. Cares for patients by assisting them to restrooms, providing bedpans, blankets, etc.
  6. Removes soiled linen and replenishes clean linen.
  7. Attends holding areas as requested.
  8. Assists patients and family members by responding to inquiries and providing information based on departmental and organizational policy.
  9. Performs related duties such as reporting equipment malfunctions, assisting others, cleans work areas, and transportation equipment, etc.
  10. Demonstrates standard of performance (ownership teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
  11. Transport equipment and supplies by picking-up specimens and delivering to specified laboratory.
  12. Transports deceased patients by following protocols and delivering them to the mortuary.
  13. Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with federal regulations and Joint Commission requirements.
  14. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  15. Enhances health care organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  16. Customer service, customer focus, bedside manner, physical fitness, verbal communication, listening, documentation skills, decision making, patient services, health promotion and maintenance.
  17. Assists and supports ordering, stocking, usage and maintenance of supplies and equipment
  18. Ensure Proper PPE is always used while on duty. Face surgical mask is to be worn in all hospital areas. Proper handwashing is required. If water is not available use hand sanitizer. Social distancing will be practiced by department.
  19. Proper PPE is used inside assigned Clinics or Unit. NIOSH-approved N95 mask filtering face piece respirator or higher, is available, this included eye or face masks shield, gloves, and isolation gown.
  20. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. Complete provided training.
  21. Performs other 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 100 pounds. A transporter must have the stamina to be on their feet all the day which includes standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crawling, sitting, talking or hearing, crouching, use of hands to finger, handle, feel, and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to taste and/or smell This position may require long hours and weekend coverage when assigned. Position requires the incumbent to utilize vision requirements: close, distance, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to focus as needed. This position requires the ability to do repetitive motion actions with bilateral feet at times; and, bilateral hands especially in grasping simple/ light; grasping firm/heavy; and, fine dexterity. This position requires the ability to hear alarms on equipment, client calls, instructions from physician/department staff; and, overhead pages over a loudspeaker.

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. The incumbent must have the ability to do the following for prolonged periods of time: cope with high level of stress; adapt to shift work; and, work in areas that are close and crowded. Must be able to frequently make decisions under high pressure; cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way; concentrate; handle a high degree of flexibility; handle multiple priorities in a stressful situation; and, demonstrate high degree of patience. Incumbent must be able to occasionally manage altercations and work alone.

Environmental:

Incumbent may be exposed to prolonged periods of infectious diseases. The incumbent may also be occasional required to work in exposure to the following environmental condition: wet, humid conditions(non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold (non-weather); extreme heat (non-weather); risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation; and, vibration. This job requires extensive exposure to environmental fumes or airborne particles. The typical noise level is moderate.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Must have a High School Diploma or GED

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)
 
Close Date 10/16/2021  
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 9/10/2021  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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