Job Description: Description: Under indirect supervision transports patients, lab specimens, medical supplies, & equipment within the in-patient units; assembles & maintains req equipment; & performs related duties.
Transports patients by assisting or lifting individuals onto gurneys or into wheel chairs & transports to prescheduled appointments w/in acceptable time standards & safety procedures
Collects & delivers medical equipment, supplies, lab specimens, & Central Processing materials as requested
Establishes & maintains courteous, cooperative relations w/ patients by reassuring patients & explaining the purpose of the transport
Checks oxygen tanks for leakage & level of oxygen in the tank; replaces empty tanks, & checks & requests services on departmental gurneys, wheel chairs, & oxygen carriers through Plant Services
Assists physicians, nursing personnel, & other medical professionals as needed in the care or treatment of patients
Performs other related duties as needed or directed by the dept manager and/or seniors.
Exhibits standards of competencies in the delivery of care by preparing & transporting patients to their destination in a timely, safe, & efficient manner
Demonstrates competencies of all medical equipment used in transporting patients
Demonstrates competencies in the use of the Automated Dispatch System (VIP, Patient Tracking System)
Sets priorities according to most emergent needs on an ongoing basis
Insures patient is prepared for transportation in accordance w/ safety requirements indicated in dept policy
Recognizes & clarifies inappropriate orders
Routinely takes usual & special precautions relative to the age, medical history, condition of the patient, & the type of treatment being given.
Calls VIP to receive assignments
Obtains the following information prior to dispatch: patient's name, room number, destination, isolation precautions, mode of transportation, equipment needed
Documents all requests & special instructions on trip cards in a timely, legible, comprehensive, & accurate manner
Observes all applicable Regional, Medical Center, & dept policies & procedures
Maintains current CPR, BLS for the Health Care Provider or equivalent program
Keeps current w/ fire & safety regulations & procedures
Follows Universal Body Substance Precautions & Infectious Waste protocols
Completes & maintains a current annual health screening (PPD)
Participates in education/orientation of other staff
Accountable for all content of staff meetings/in-service presentations by attendance or reviewing minutes
Exhibits standards of professional behavior to enhance quality of service as indicated in Kaiser Permanente Quality of Service Philosophy in general professional behavior towards, & concern for, patients, members, & employees
Informs members of reason for transport & destination. Reason for delays or anticipated delays.
Treats all patients in accordance w/ the Patient's Bill of Rights.
Adjust to fluctuations in workload, w/in designated work hours
Verifies that all equipment needs is in working order & safe for transportation
Cleans & performs operator maintenance on medical equipment used in transporting patients
Identifies learning needs of team members & provides instruction to increase staff effectiveness
Accurately assesses strengths & development needs of employees; gives timely, specific feedback to manager
At least six (6) months of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Hospital Aide in an acute care setting or equivalent OR completion of one (1) academic year in an accredited nursing program that includes clinical experience
High School Diploma or equivalent
Maintains currentBLS certification
Heavy Physical demands
Frequent pulling, pushing, and lifting of supplies and equipment
Occasional assistance in positioning of patients
Walking and standing most of the time on duty
Standard Medical equipment and equipment used in transporting patients Primary Location: California,San Diego,San Diego Medical Center 4647 Zion Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 30 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Patient Transportation Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.