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Patient Attendant

Company: Corewell Health
Location: Taylor
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

General Summary:
This position is responsible for the safe and timely transportation of patients, specimens, and medication, throughout the hospital as assigned.
Essential Duties:

  • Transport patients safely, timely, and efficiently. This may include assisting with lifting the patients on and off beds and moving patients throughout the hospital.

  • Requires the ability to recognize if the patient is experiencing stress or other issues during transport and immediately seeks assistance.

  • Monitors O2, IV's, catheters, etc. and alert appropriate personal with problems 100% of the time.

  • Informs supervisor/dispatcher of all delays within 10 minutes.

  • Maintains transport equipment in a clean, safe and orderly manner. Returns all equipment to the appropriate location.

  • Maintains and completes all departmental records, completes proper handoff before removing patient from dept/unit. Check all patients ID bands and complete two patient identifiers prior to transportation.

  • Adheres to all hospital policies and procedures.

  • Understands and demonstrate safe lifting and transport techniques.

  • Knows and practices universal precautions as appropriate.

  • Requires demonstrated communication skills to interact with courtesy, tact, empathy, and professionalism in daily interactions with patient, their families, clinical licensed and non-licensed staff, physicians and management.

  • Ability to understand and follow direction, ability to comply with HIPAA confidentiality requirements.

  • May be responsible for transporting specimens, oxygen, stretchers, and other items as assigned.

    Standard Qualifications:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
    Education / Training:

    • High school diploma or equivalent

      Work Experience :

      • Prior transport experience preferred

        Certification, Licensure, Registration :

        • BLS certification required within 60 days of hire

          Other Qualifications :

          • None

            Physical Effort :

            • Strength: Position requires incumbent to constantly perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull object up to 50 pounds and frequently lift objects up to 50 pounds and to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds.

            • Manual Dexterity: Position requires incumbent to constantly perform simple motor skills such as standing, holding tools, and occasionally perform difficult manipulative skills such as manipulation of cleaning tools and equipment.

            • Coordination: Position requires incumbent to constantly perform gross body coordination such as walking, pushing large cart, i.e. linen, trash, etc. Constantly performing tasks, which require eye-hand coordination such as working with cleaning tools and equipment and constantly performing task, which require arm-hand steadiness such as operation of cleaning tools and equipment.

            • Mobility: Position requires incumbent to constantly perform mobility skills such as walking, frequently perform mobility skills such as squatting and reaching above shoulder height and occasionally perform fine manipulation functions.

            • Visual Discrimination: Position requires incumbent to constantly see objects closely as in inspecting areas for cleanliness, reading product labels, etc.

            • Hearing: Position requires incumbent to constantly hear normal sounds such as equipment operating and being able to hear pages, telephone conversations, etc.

              Mental Requirements:

              • Concentration: Position requires ability to constantly concentrate on moderate detail with constant interruption.

              • Attention Span: Position require the ability to frequently attend to a task or function for more than 60 minutes.

              • Conceptualization: Position requires ability to frequently understand and relate to specific ideas.

              • Memory: Position requires ability to constantly remember multiple tasks/assignments.

                Work Environment :

                • Frequently exposed to electro-magnetic radiations as in VDT's.

                • Occasionally exposed to hazardous materials other than blood, body tissues, or fluids, dust, toxins, cytotoxins, chemical hazardous materials, bodily injuries, loud and/or unpleasant noises, high humidity, electrical hazards, or poisonous substances.

                • Exposure to fluctuations in temperature, grease, oil, and radiation.

                • Exposure to crowded, high demanding work environment

                  Physical Demands

                  • Pallet to Waist (6" from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs

                  • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs

                  • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

                  • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 5 lbs

                  • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs

                  • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs

                  • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 20 lbs

                  • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 15 lbs

                  • Sitting: Occasionally

                  • Standing: Occasionally

                  • Walking: Occasionally

                  • Forward Bend - Standing: Seldom

                  • Forward Bend - Sitting: Seldom

                  • Trunk Rotation - Standing: Seldom

                  • Trunk Rotation - Sitting: Seldom

                  • Squat: Seldom

                  • Stair Climbing: Seldom

                  • Crawling / Kneeling: Seldom

                  • Reach - Above Shoulder: Seldom

                  • Reach - at Shoulder or Below: Seldom

                  • Handling: Occasionally

                  • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Seldom

                  • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Seldom

                  • Finger/Hand Dexterity: Occasionally

                  • Visual Acuity -[None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom

                  • Color Vision (Ishihara) Test[None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom

                    Primary Location
                    SITE - Taylor Hospital - 10000 Telegraph - Taylor
                    Department Name
                    Patient Transportation - Taylor
                    Employment Type
                    Part time
                    Rotating (United States of America)
                    Weekly Scheduled Hours
                    Hours of Work
                    Days Worked
                    Weekend Frequency
                    Every other weekend
                    CURRENT COREWELL HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS - Please apply through Find Jobs from your Workday team member account. This career site is for Non-Corewell Health team members only.
                    Corewell Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment.Corewell Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447. We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.
                    People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our legacy of outstanding outcomes, innovation, strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Corewell Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides health care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people-including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities-and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving more than 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Keywords: Corewell Health, Taylor , Patient Attendant, Other , Taylor, Michigan

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