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Northwell Health Patient Transport Assoc (MN) in Manhasset, New York

Req Number 002R5S

Job Description

As a Patient Transport Associate you will escort or transport patients within facility. Record patient movement in transport tracking system. Pick-up and deliver materials and equipment. Assist in performing duties related to specialty areas of assignment.

Responsibilities Include:

* 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.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or equivalent certification within first 30 days from Date of Hire, required.

  • Must successfully complete site training program in transfer/transport techniques, related body mechanics, safety and infection control policies within three (3) month probationary period.

  • Prior healthcare and/or related customer service experience, preferred.

  • Ability to utilize electronic technology for data input.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

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