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Northwell Health Patient Transporter in Huntington, New York

Req Number 25976

Job Description

Job Description

Escorts or transports patients within facility. Records patient movement in transport tracking system. Picks-up and delivers materials and equipment. Assists in performing duties related to specialty areas of assignment.

Job Responsibility

  • Cleans, maintains, and operates transport equipment and operates elevators to move or escort patients/visitors to and from various hospital areas, as directed, following established operating policies and procedures.

  • Receives formal instruction/direction upon pick-up and provides formal hand-off report at destination, when not required to stay with patient; reports any changes in patient status/condition during transport.

  • Removes and reports defective equipment to supervisor; assists clinical staff with lifting and moving patients for transfer and transport.

  • Ensures oxygen tanks required for transport contain sufficient oxygen and are safely secured for transport; cleans transportation equipment according to Infection Control protocols.

  • Confirms patient readiness for transport and need for appropriate equipment and ensures that equipment is ready and available.

  • Recognizes cardio-pulmonary distress symptoms, sends for code team and provides interim basic life support for airway management and cardiac arrests until code team arrives.

  • Uses patient transport tracking system to receive patient information; accept, track and close assignments.

  • Picks-up and delivers materials and equipment, as directed, to various offices and departments within the Hospital according to related operating policies and procedures.

  • Transfers deceased patients to the hospital morgue in accordance operating policy and procedures.

  • Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.

Job Qualification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience, required.

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