Patient Transporter

Job ID 21000CPE

Available Openings 2

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Responsible for the safe transportation of patients to and from areas in the clinic or hospital via a wheelchair or stretcher. Helps patients by transporting them into, around, and out of the facility.

Supports FMCNA's mission, vision, core values and customer service philosophy. Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance Program, including following all regulatory and division/company policy requirements.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensures appropriate identification of patients prior to shifting or transporting them.
  • Learns patient name and determines destination, mode of travel, time, and other data, following written or verbal instructions.
  • Ensures that transport equipment such as wheelchairs and stretchers are in proper working condition prior to patient pick up.
  • Lifts patients on and off beds, moving them to and from treatment areas using wheelchairs or moveable stretchers.
  • Guides or escorts incoming patients from admitting area to designated location.
  • Carries patient's luggage or personal belongings.
  • Assists patient in walking to prevent accidents by falling.
  • Delivers messages, mail, medical records, and other items to patient.
  • Assists in maintaining order and cleanliness in entrance point.
  • May collect laboratory specimens, drops them off to laboratories, and picks up test results.
  • Other duties as assigned.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The work environment is characteristic of a health care facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels. May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials
  • This position regularly involves heavy lifting and moving of patients, and assisting with ambulation. The work also requires frequent, prolonged periods of standing and the employee must be able to bend over.
  • This job could include exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy Work as defined by the US Department of Labor.

EDUCATION :

High School Diploma required or GED equivalent

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • 0 - 1 year's related experience.
  • CPR Certification

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

 

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.