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Patient Transporter

Req #:  114310
Facility:  Condell Medical Center
Department:  NonClinical Support/Customer Service/Clerical Admi
City:  Libertyville
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate Condell Medical Center has been providing high quality care to residents in the north suburbs for more than 85 years. It is the largest health care provider and only Level I trauma center in Lake County, Illinois. Advocate Condell is a non-profit, acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of medical services. This includes everything from obstetrics, radiology services and rehabilitation to open heart surgery, neurosurgery and oncology.

Advocate Condell has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics three times, and was recently awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation.  This designation is the highest honor and level of recognition ANCC awards to nursing services in national and international health care.  Magnet designation is the gold standard by which nursing and patient care is measured. 

Advocate Condell is accredited by DNV Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center and also features an emergency department approved for pediatrics backed by the resources of Advocate Children’s Hospital.”

 

It’s More Than a Job, It's a Calling!

Title: Patient Transporter

Location: Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL.

Hours: PRN/Registry - scheduled on call, as needed

Shift: When scheduled to work, must have availability to work either 6am-2:30pm or 2:30pm to 11:00pm

 

JOB and UNIT SUMMARY:

To facilitate the movement of patients and specified materials throughout the hospital for patient care units and other specified ancillary units in a safe, timely, and efficient manner that is in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. To provide excellent customer services to patients, families and other members of the healthcare team.

 

Transporters will assist the patient/guest with service issues/problems by providing excellent customer service through established guest service techniques. Serves as a resource to patients, family members, and other hospital personnel.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED, or equivalent experience.
  • This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e. understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging prior experience with various age groups is preferred
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to anticipate patient, employee, and unit need and refer for appropriate action.
  • Customer Service Skills.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Flexible, versatility, reliability and a team player.
  • Utilize good judgement.
  • CPR certification should be obtained within the first 90 day after new hire orientation.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and work different shifts to accommodate staffing needs.
  • Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients. Safe body mechanics.
  • Ability to perform very heavy lifting (up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly).
  • Ability to maneuver and operate equipment used by the department.
  • Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients.
  • Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster.
  • Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick.
  • continuous walking throughout shift.
  • Pushing, pulling, stooping, bending, twisting.


Accountabilities:

  • Patient information is kept confidential and the patient's right to privacy is acknowledged and respected. Transporters are responsible for providing and maintaining a safe environment for themselves, the patient, and their coworkers by following established policies and procedures.
  • Work assignments are to be completed as efficiently as possible by the transporter in order to meet the workload demands and better accommodate patient needs and additional requests for service. Properly performs patient transports. Maintains courtesy and a professional demeanor.
  • Transporter has the ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently for the benefit and comfort of the patient. Identifies broken equipment and removes it from circulation. Work assignments are documented with all the necessary information as accurately as possible. Documentation is compiled and necessary for future departmental reference, problem/conflict resolution, and necessary for process improvement methods.

 

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About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago