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Patient Transporter

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Join Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital's team of caregivers that provide top-quality patient care to the communities in and around Port St. Lucie. Opening its doors in 2013 and expanding in 2017, this state-of-the-art acute care facility has 177 patient rooms and offers services in a wide variety of specialties to meet community needs. You'll be supported as you follow your dreams and find where you belong, here at Tradition Hospital.As a Patient Transporter, you will be responsible for delivering exceptional service to our patients as you will be playing an essential role in helping them receive the care they need. Patient transporters quickly become familiar with all areas of the hospital while leaving lasting impressions on our patients and visitors. Your primary duties will include, but are not limited to transporting patients through the hospital, helping patients stay safe and calm during transport, lifting and transferring patients and using devices such as wheelchairs and stretchers.The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Thrives in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic.
  • Is punctual, professional and reliable.
  • Manages their time efficiently.
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.This is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain hands-on experience in Cleveland Clinic's Tradition Hospital and build a rewarding career.Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.Responsibilities:
    • Transports patients to and from clinical, ancillary and support areas via wheelchair, stretcher or beds as requested, including patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips and special equipment.
    • Transfers patients to or from beds, wheelchairs or stretchers, with assistance.
    • Transports patients during discharge to hospital lobby and opens doors.
    • Ensures proper oxygen levels in tanks before transporting patient.
    • Approaches and offers assistance to patients and visitors in the hospital environment.
    • Communicates to nursing personnel, clinicians, technicians or reception regarding patient's arrival and departure.
    • Verifies and confirms standard precautions and correct patient identification by comparing information from pager and patient wristband to obtain correct medical chart and verify proper mode of transportation.
    • Disinfects and maintains equipment throughout the hospital. Performs environmental and safety checks then documents findings.
    • Identifies malfunctioning ambulatory equipment and reports it to the appropriate department for repair or replacement.
    • Moves and delivers equipment and linen carts to the appropriate staging area and depots.
    • Other duties as assigned.Education:
      • High School Diploma or GED.Complexity of Work:
        • Requires organizational, decisive judgment, problem solving, communications, good customer service skills and the ability to
        • work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to handle multiple tasks, be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions as needed.Work Experience:
          • After selection and placement, requires three months on-the-job training and orientation to learn multiple hospital and clinic
          • locations, special procedures and patient emergency and safety procedures, proper body mechanics necessary to safely move
          • patients.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full range of body motion including handling of patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination.
            • Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
            • Requires working with some exposure to communicable disease.
            • Heavy work-exerting 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or 10 to 20 lbs. of force
            • constantly to move objects.
            • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Port St. Lucie , Patient Transporter, Other , Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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