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Emergency Department Transporter - Full Time, Evenings (Rotating Weekends)

Good Samaritan Hospital - San Jose, California

Job Code: 03360-19489

Full-time

Evenings (rotating weekends)

Job: 03360-19489

 

Transporter

 

Full Time, Evenings (Rotating Weekends)

 

About Good Samaritan Hospital

Our investment in technology, ability to recruit internationally trained physicians in a wide range of specialties, and commitment to developing the potential of its clinical and ancillary staff have set us apart from the rest. Serving Silicon Valley since 1965, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital. Our acute care hospital is located in the heart of Silicon Valley with two locations, the main campus in San Jose and Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos. Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized as a leader in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, comprehensive cancer services, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques. We were the first of five hospitals in the country and the first in Santa Clara County to become a Stroke Certified Hospital. 

 

The Emergency Department teams are dedicated, healthcare providers with excellent services for patients at Good Samaritan Hospital. Interested in joining this team? Apply online now.

 

 

Schedule/Shift: Full Time, Evenings (Rotating Weekends), 0.8

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

-Under general supervision, responsible for patient care support including patient and equipment transport, assistance in emergencies, acting as courier between departments, and performance of specific patient care tasks.

-Promotes a cooperative working relationship with care team members, physicians, other disciplines and the public by facilitating and enhancing communication, displaying honesty and respect, displaying sensitivity to cultural and age differences, and expressing and accepting feedback in a professional manner.

-Supports the mission, philosophy and goals of Good Samaritan Hospital.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Transports patients between hospital departments using wheelchair, gurney, beds or by assisting to walk.  Takes into consideration patient’s age and physical condition when transferring and transporting patients.

-Assists with moving, lifting and positioning patients.

-Responds to all codes, disasters and fires and functions at the direction of the team leader or shift director.

-Transports deceased patients from nursing department to morgue.  Enters correct information into morgue log book.

-Weighs patients requiring the use of a bed/chair scale.

-Transfers beds and other patient care equipment between areas of the hospital.  Assists with keeping hallways cleared of equipment.

-Uses computerized Medical Information System in accordance with job requirements and confidentiality policies.

-Complies with hospital life-safety, quality and risk management policies, standards and procedures and in doing so is responsible for identifying, reporting and initiating correction of any potentially harmful conditions and/or behaviors.

 

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

-Ability to read and write English in order to maintain records at a level normally acquired through completion of high school.

-Nursing Assistant or EMT experience or successful completion of basic nursing skills classes.

-Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

-Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively and courteously with patients, family, visitors and hospital staff.

-Critical thinking skills necessary to prioritize response to sometimes conflicting patient care and department needs, with consultation of supervisor.

 

Last Edited: 01/13/2018

 

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