Emory Healthcare/Emory University Patient Transporter in Atlanta, Georgia
JOB DESCRIPTION: Transports patients, records, specimens and equipment to designated areas throughout the organization. Responds immediately to emergency patient situations; initiates emergency life-saving techniques such as CPR and crisis management. Maintains lifesaving certifications. Transfers patients to and from wheelchairs, beds and diagnostic equipment with minimal disruption to patient.
May be required to use patient tracking and information system to receive, record, dispatch, respond to and complete patient transport requests. May be responsible for maintaining and managing transport related equipment and organizing equipment service requests.
Works regularly with patients, providers, nursing teams on hospital units, imaging services technologists and nurses and is a critical component to ensuring patients have a positive experience with Emory Healthcare.
May operate patient stretcher lifts; observes policies and procedures related to their safe operation. Secures personal property from theft or loss; maintains confidentiality of records and information.
Individuals in Radiology are required to complete MRI Safety training and follow safety measures when transporting patients to and from MRI, and use MRI compatible equipment. Must complete additional training upon hiring as related to appropriate PPE use, patient moving techniques, patient equipment care training for telemetry boxes, IV pumps, oxygen tanks and more.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Some areas will prefer BLS certification upon hiring. Others will provide training post hire. The ability to lift 75 pounds.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks
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Division Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department EUH Radiology - Support Svcs
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 99318
Job Category Facility Support & Building Maintenance
Standard Hours 40 Hours
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