Patient Transporter

University of California


Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Sacramento, CA
Contract type: Full time
University of California
The Patient Transport Services department provides coordinated, centrally dispatched transportation services for patients being treated in the outpatient clinics and the inpatient units and diagnostic areas. The unit also provides information, reception, and assistance to patients, visitors, hospital staff, and the public

Job Summary

Final Filing Date 10/01/2022

Salary Range

$21.66 - $26.94

Salary Frequency

Hourly

Appointment Type

Career

Number of Positions

3

Percentage of Time

100%

Shift Hour

10-hours, variable days/nights (weekend/holidays required)

Location

Main Hospital

City

Sacramento

Union Representation

Yes

Benefits Eligible

Yes

We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.

Responsibilities

The Patient Transport Services department provides coordinated, centrally dispatched transportation services for patients being treated in the outpatient clinics and the inpatient units and diagnostic areas. The unit also provides information, reception, and assistance to patients, visitors, hospital staff, and the public.

The position will transport patients between patient care areas by wheelchair, gurney, and bed within the main hospital. This position will also provide a comprehensive orientation and training program for new Patient Transport Assistants

Required Qualifications
  • Current CPR Certification
  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to exhibit a professional demeanor by following standards established for dress and conduct. Ability and skill to safely operate wheelchairs, gurneys, electric beds, cribs, and specialty beds. Knowledge of proper body mechanics and patient transfer techniques, and skill to transport patients without injury to self, patient, or others.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow appropriate infection control techniques to safeguard other patients and visitors from infected patients.
  • Basic knowledge of CPR, 02, IV\'s/pumps, feeding tubes/pumps, foley bags, and chest tubes.
  • Ability to recognize problems with life support equipment or a sudden change in a patient\'s condition, and to report it to a licensed care provider.
  • Ability to maintain composure, respond calmly, and use sound judgment should a medical emergency occur during a patient transport.
  • Ability to deal effectively and kindly with patients who may be confused, upset, incoherent, and/or aggressive.
  • Interpersonal skills to deal in a tactful, courteous, pleasant, and professional manner with patients, visitors, and other hospital staff, which includes individuals with various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to perceive and read sensitively to the needs and actions of others.
  • Ability and skill to answer a multi-line telephone courteously, often handling several incoming calls simultaneously, and quickly, accurately, and legibly record service requests.
  • Ability to instruct student trainees, volunteers, and new employees in patient transfer techniques and other patient transport duties.
Preferred Qualifications
  • EMT
  • One-year paid EMS or hospital experience
Special Requirements
  • Current CPR Certification and maintain current.
  • This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
EEO

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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