• Transporter

    Job Number
    224938
    Facility
    Banner--Univ Med Ctr Phoenix
    Department
    Patient Transport
    Address : Street
    1111 East McDowell Rd
    Address : Location
    US-AZ-Phoenix
    Work Schedule
    Day
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Posting Category
    Patient Transport
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    At Banner Health, we understand that talented health care professionals appreciate having options. We are proud to offer our more than 50,000 employees many career and lifestyle choices throughout our network of facilities. The people of Banner Health are focused on delivering excellent care to our patients. In return, we are committed to excellence in personal development for all our employees.

     

    As a Transport staff member, you must be alert to the condition of the patient being transported, while recognizing changes in condition. You must be prepared to act quickly and communicate any changes to nursing staff. Transport staff assists with patient handling and lifting, using appropriate equipment, and lift techniques. They also transport materials including, but not limited to blood products and lab specimens.

     

    To be considered for this position, you must have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification card from one of the following associations: American Heart Association-AHA; American Safety and Health Institute-ASHI; Red Cross.

     

    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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    About Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
    Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.

     

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    About Banner Health
    Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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    Job Summary

    This position transports patients and distributes requested items as needed throughout the facility in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures and protocols.

     

    Essential Functions

    • Transports patients safely and efficiently between various departments following appropriate transfer techniques and proper isolation/infection control procedures. Validates patients identity based on established department protocol. Remains alert to patient condition and promptly communicates changes to clinical staff.

     

    • Assists with patient handling and lifting using appropriate patient safety equipment and appropriate safety procedures.

     

    • Provides distribution services of requested items between various departments as needed in accordance with established procedures that may include medications.

     

    • Responds to all job calls in a timely manner. May utilize computer system to track and update requests. Communicates status updates and location information as required in accordance with department protocols to help facilitate work flow.

     

    • Collects, cleans and disinfects patient care equipment and all other reusable items.

     

    • May perform supply restocking or assume clerical duties of assigned area as necessary.

     

    • May be required to operate golf cart to provide distribution services.

     

    • May be required to transport deceased persons to the facility morgue.

     

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. BLS certification required.

    Requires interpersonal skills to operate in a direct patient contact environment. Ability to interpret verbal and written information/instructions and effectively communicate with others. Must demonstrate basic knowledge of computer skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and ability to function with minimal direction in a fast paced environment. If required by facility, may be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Six months previous healthcare or customer service experience preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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