Covenant Health Transporter in Knoxville, Tennessee
Transporter, Central Transport
Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (https://www.fsregional.com/) is a 541-bed hospital with more than 1,900 employees and 650 active and courtesy physicians. It is the region's referral center for stroke, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cancer, cardiology, neurology, surgery, and obstetrics. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. Every employee signs our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region.
Position Summary: Transportation of hospital patients and supplementary items. Performs defined safety protocols. Provides support assistance/activities as needed.
Transports patients to and from destinations. Accommodates varying degrees of complexity such as the use of oxygen, proper isolation precautions, CPR, lifting and transfer techniques, etc., along with the effective use of equipment such as wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds.
Monitors and utilizes the patient flow board for assignments.
Performs defined safety protocols (i.e. double identification, various isolation procedures, equipment maintenance and cleaning, etc.).
Maintains open lines of communication between patients, family, physicians, peers, and leadership.
Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.
Minimum Experience: None.
Licensure Requirement: CPR required.
Job Title Transporter
Facility Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name CENTRAL TRANSPORT