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Patient Transporter- Full Time- Scottish Rite Emergency

Requisition #:  30378     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides support to patients, staff, physicians, and administration. Assists with patient care needs, maintains a clean and safe environment, performs patient transport and courier functions. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalent

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Computer skills, including internet and Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
  • In clinical areas, must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Transports patients to and from other departments to the assigned department in a safe and efficient manner.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge regarding guidelines for infection control, body substance precautions, patient safety, and body mechanics and maintains acceptable standards set by those guidelines.
  3. Assists in keeping room/bed turnover time to a minimum by transporting patients to rooms in a time-effective manner.
  4. Maintains inventory for assigned department by stocking exam rooms or other areas necessary for delivering safe and efficient patient care.
  5. Supports and participates in the continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services.
  6. Carries a pager or cell phone to maintain contact at all times and responds to calls or pages in a timely manner.
  7. Maintains wagon and wheelchair inventory for assigned area when not transporting.  
  8. Documents each patient contact in a timely manner on transport log (if required in area).
  9. Serves as a service excellence role model for other Children's Healthcare of Atlanta staff.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

 

Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Family Support Services - Family Support Services

 

Overview:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. We have a total of 638 licensed beds among our three hospitals and 28 neighborhood locations. We are home to the only Level 1 and 2 pediatric trauma centers in Georgia, and we treat about 60 percent of pediatric trauma patients in the state.

  • We are ranked as a top pediatric heart care and heart surgery program by US News & World Report.
  • Our 27-bed unit is one of the largest dedicated pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units (CICUs) in the Southeast.
  • We performed 634 cardiac surgeries in 2017. We are ranked No. 3 nationally in pediatric cardiac surgical and medical volumes.
  • Our Cardiac Stepdown Unit was recognized with a gold-level Beacon Award of Excellence. Our CICU was recognized with a silver-level Beacon Award of Excellence for nursing outcomes.
  • Our staff includes more than 50 pediatric cardiologists and three pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Medical, Patient Care, Pediatric, ICU, Infection Control, Healthcare