Patient Transporter Job at The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS

  • The University of Kansas Health System
  • Kansas City, KS

Job Description

Position Title

Patient Transporter

Days - Full Time

Bell Hospital

Position Summary / Career Interest:
Transports patients by assisting patients in and out of taxis, ambulances, cars, and helicopters; lifting patients on and off beds; moving them to and from special service and treatment areas, and operating rooms; using wheelchairs or moveable beds.

  • Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide care/service safely and efficiently for the care of each patient.
  • Presents a neat and clean appearance, appropriate for a professional health care environment in accordance with hospital and Central Transportation and Dispatch (CTD) Policy.
  • Demonstrates and maintains a high level of professionalism at all times.
  • Takes initiative, stays productive, looks for patients to transport, requests next move, access patient readiness and requests another move if current assignment will be delayed more than 5 minutes.
  • Keeps CTD radio on and wears earpiece, at all times while at hospital, including breaks.
  • Uses appropriate radio etiquette at all times, utilizing appropriate ten-codes and statements in a pleasant tone of voice.
  • Properly identifies patient that is to be transported.
  • Acknowledges and maintains the right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Notifies nursing staff of patient transports prior to leaving the floor and after the return of each patient.
  • Signs patient in and out of each patient care area.
  • Attends to patient's comfort and safety during transport.
  • Assists other members of the Central Transportation Department as needed (i.e., other transport functions or with locating equipment needed to perform a transport in a timely fashion).
  • Informs receiving departments in person of a patient's arrival.
  • Informs nursing and/or technician whenever there is a change of status in transporting a patient (i.e., refusal, delay, different mode of transportation.)
  • Informs receiving department and the CTD Dispatcher of any delays, cancellations, and changes in mode of transportation.
  • Assumes responsibility for the transportation (patient and non-patient) activities and other tasks that contribute to the patient's care.
  • Maintains a patient-centered focus and strives to support the mission, goals and values of the hospital, department and division.
  • Assists nursing personnel to position patients for all types of transports and provide proper immobilization of patient as required. (IVs Portable Oxygen, etc.)
  • Handles patient and non-patient moves with the same sense of urgency.
  • Removes transportation equipment from the patient care areas and returns them to the proper locations. (Stretchers, wheelchairs, beds, etc.)
  • Performs daily work assignments in an efficient, organized manner and with an optimum degree of accuracy.
  • Interacts with physicians and other technical staff to provide quality, safe and efficient care for the patient.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions promptly to Dispatcher, marks equipment appropriately and delivers equipment to Biomed.
  • Attends annual refresher and as needed training for demonstrating competency of all equipment used during the transportation of patients. Equipment includes but not limited to: Wheelchair, Stretcher/Gurney, TotaLift, Telemetry Monitor, Slide-Board, Air-Pal, Gate-Belt, O2 (oxygen) usage, Video Chair and various types of Beds.
  • Answers pager in a timely and courteous fashion.
  • Enters transportation data into CTD computer when assisting Dispatcher.
  • Assists Supervisor with departmental training and orientation of new employees.
  • Trains new employees on maintaining and collecting transportation data.
  • Performs Patient Transporter functions as requested.
  • Capability to effective operate the following equipment while safely transporting patients:
  • (1)Wheelchair - Feet, Leg Rests, Arm Rests and Brakes.
  • (2)Stretcher/Gurney - Raise, Lower, Raise Head Area, Steer Mode, Neutral and Brakes
  • (3)TotaLift Chair - Raise, Lower, Raise as Chair, Foot Rests, Transfer Crank and Breaks.
  • (4)Telemetry Monitor Removal - Leeds, Electrodes, Monitor
  • (5)Slide-Board - Transfer of Patient.
  • (6)Air-Pal - Motor, Mattress and Hose.
  • (7)Gate Belt - Transport of Patient.
  • (8)O2-Oxygen Tank - Tank, Regulator, Valves, O2 Carrier and exchange of tanks.
  • (9)Video Chair - Raise, Lower, Raise as Chair, Foot Rests, Seat Belt and Brakes.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Requirements: - Basic Life Support Certification (CPR, AED and Choking) to be completed within 60 days of hire date Preferred: - High school diploma or GED

Time Type:
Full time

Job Requisition ID:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Create a custom Job Alert by selecting criteria that suit your career interests.

Job Tags

Full time,

Similar Jobs

Fortis Title and Escrow

Real Estate Post Closer / Funder Job at Fortis Title and Escrow

 ...and forms are properly executed and filed in compliance with state and federal laws. Coordinate with various parties, including title companies, lenders, attorneys, and escrow officers, to ensure a smooth and efficient post-closing process. Prepare and process funding... 

Concert Health

Psychiatric Consultant | MD Job at Concert Health

 ...Concert Health is hiring for a Psychiatric Consultant, MD with experience with pediatrics (ages... a Collaborative Care Model and works closely with other members of the care team...  ...holidays, PTO, and sick time ~ Work from Home Environment ~ Technology and all the tools... 


Employee Solutions Representative Job at UL

 ...Hybrid (3 days a week on-site) to our Northbrook, IL Office.UL Solutions is focused on making the world a safer, more secure and...  ...our success is based on the technical expertise of our 15,000 employees across 35+ countries.In this role, you'll be joining a customer... 

Howden Group Holdings Ltd

Investment Banking Analyst Job at Howden Group Holdings Ltd

 ...client service. About Role Primary Responsibilities: An analyst will play an integral role on our teams, providing...  ...start. You will work on some of the biggest deals in insurance investment banking, interact with clients almost immediately, travel for the firm... 


Warehouse Associate Job at Staffmark

 ...Are you looking for a job opportunity where you can either start your career or build upon your warehousing experience? Well, Staffmark has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated individual to fill a Warehouse Associate position in Chatsworth, CA Warehouse Associate...