• Patient Transporter

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/8/2018 6:35 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    General Summary of Position Responsibility:

    The patient Transporter is responsible for the transportation of all patients to various appointments at several locations (Operating Room, Physical Therapy, Radiology, etc.) by using appropriate equipment and proper lifting and movement techniques to ensure safe transportation. 


    Essential Job Functions:

    Area Specific Job Accountabilities:

    1. Transfers and lifts patients to and from wheelchairs, stretchers, beds, cribs and other vehicles utilizing safe and appropriate body mechanics, posture and lifting techniques
    2. Handles any equipment that may accompany the patient such as drainage tubes, central lines or respiratory equipment.
    3. Escorts patients out of the hospital at discharge in collaboration with Volunteer Services.
    4. Cleans, maintains, and redistributes patient transport vehicles (wheelchairs, gurneys, strollers, etc.)
    5. Maintains appropriate communication with patients and their families, and hospital staff to assure successful transportation of patients in accordance with Lurie Children’s Service Principles and Communication Standards of Conduct.
    6. Practices universal precautions in the care of patients and handling of supplies/equipment as directed by hospital and department procedures and policies.
    7. Successfully reports off to the other patient transporters at the end of shift or to the Administrative Coordinator at the end of the evening.
    8. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    1. High school graduate or equivalent. Good oral and written communication skills; ability to follow-up on information with staff members.
    2. Ability to organize workday and environment to get job done. Excellent public contact skills - courteous, tactful, friendly, ability to work well with others. 
    3. Ability to handle multiple requests and work in a stressful environment.
    4. Basic Life Support certification required.


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