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Evangelical Community Hospital Patient Transporter/Lift Techn in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

  • PURPOSE OF YOUR POSITION

  • The Patient Transport/Lift Technician is responsible for performing patient transports, transfers, lifts and repositions using the appropriate patient lifting equipment and safe patient handling policies and procedures. Assists with patient care on units. Picks up and delivers inpatients and patient care items between patient care units and other ancillary departments. In doing so, demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served. Responsible for the maintenance and inventory of patient lifting equipment along with maintaining proper hygiene of the slings and lifting/transportation equipment on each unit. May assist with employee education and training of patient lifting equipment and transfer techniques when indicated. Will identify needs for further equipment purchases and assist in selection. Attend continuing education on new safe patient handling techniques.

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Ability to work under potentially stressful or emergent situations. Must have knowledge of basic patient transportation and safe patient handling procedures, infection control practices and proper body mechanics. Strong customer service skills are essential. Ability to assess patient handling situations and determine appropriate equipment, technique and assistance needed to perform the service. Knowledge of the different types of beds in the hospital. Excellent communication and customer service skills to collaborate with and train patient care staff. Ability to communicate in a considerate and sensitive manner with patients and families. Must be available to work various shifts as needed.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work requires the ability to lift objects weighing up to 60 pounds on an hourly basis.

  • Work requires ability to carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds on a daily basis.

  • Work requires ability to stand and walk up to 90% of work shift and 30 minutes consecutively.

  • Work requires ability to stoop and bend, ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity, ability to communicate with others, and color vision.

  • Work requires ability to push and/or pull lift equipment, wheelchairs, gurneys, beds, or supply carts on an hourly basis.

  • Extensive interaction with patients and staff.

  • Frequent lifting and repositioning of heavy patients assisted up to 350 pounds (Occasionally up to 800 pounds +)

  • Frequent pushing and pulling of heavy equipment up to 350 #, occasionally to 800+#.

  • Use of upper extremities for: occasional lifting, pushing and pulling up to 100 pounds.

  • Work requires very frequent walking to various areas of the hospital. Work may also include prolonged sitting and/or standing, kneeling, and crouching (51-80% of work time).

  • Must be able to interpret patient chart, ID information and written transport request.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled, indoor setting (51-80% of work time). Work may occasionally involve distasteful patient related activities during transport (6-20% of work time).

  • Universal Precautions apply.

  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Six (6) months previous experience as a Patient Transporter, Nursing Assistant, EMT or related position in a healthcare setting is preferred.

  • Must currently hold BLS Certification, or be able to obtain within 90 days of hire.

  • Pennsylvania state police criminal record check, child abuse history clearance and an FBI criminal history check required.

  • Work requires basic computer literacy skills to navigate the intranet and internet, use the Hospital Information System to clock in and out, and access the performance management software.

  • Work requires interpersonal skills to exchange information with patients and team members. Must be compassionate, professional, and empathetic when handling patient complaints and concerns while remaining focused on providing a positive patient experience (more than 80% of work time). Must educate staff on safe patient handling.

  • Work requires analytical ability to interpret patient charts, ID information, and written transport requests. Must be able to follow standard methods, procedures, and routes while transporting patients (51-80% of work time).

  • Work requires a highly motivated individual.

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