Northwell Health Transporter in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 001UTW

Job Category Coding

Job Description

As a Transporter you will transport patients to and from various hospital units, safely and comfortably. Pick up and deliver materials and/or equipment, as needed.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Receives and carries out transport assignments. Coordinates selection of stretcher, bed or wheelchair with nursing staff.

  • Transports patients and equipment to and from all locations within hospital in a timely manner.

  • Transports patients in beds, wheelchairs, stretchers, with oxygen, IVs, etc. Transports other patient related items such as medical equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Inspects transport equipment for cleanliness, operational ability and safety. Removes damaged equipment from use and notifies management.

  • Inspects and wipes down equipment before and after each use with approved cleaning products.

  • Delivers pharmacy vouchers, laboratory specimens, patient belongings, medical records and admission records to appropriate areas within hospital.

  • Assists medical staff in lifting and moving of patients to and from beds, to wheelchairs and stretchers, using proper body mechanics.

  • Transfers post-mortem patients to morgue, as needed.

  • Safely handles oxygen equipment, IV equipment and other medical equipment according to hospital policies and procedures. Distinguishes between types of compressed gases and valves changes.

  • Performs rounds including picking up specimens, patient belongings, vouchers, charts, equipment, instrument and trays, as assigned.

  • Delivers and returns equipment, instruments and trays to/from Central Processing and patient care areas.

  • Delivers laboratory supplies to patient care areas.

  • Delivers code carts to patient care areas and returns used code carts to Central Processing.

  • Returns stretchers, wheelchairs and other department specific equipment to appropriate areas and secures appropriately.

  • When a Pneumatic Tube system is down (North site only), transporter must perform the following:

  • Voucher rounds every hour

  • Routine rounds every two hours (specimens, vouchers and returns)

  • Stat medications delivery

  • Delivery of medications to patient care areas

  • Delivery of documents and materials to Admitting office from floors.

  • Delivery of laboratory results to patient care areas

  • Follows hospital patient identification policy at all times.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Prior hospital and/or transport experience, preferred.

  • Manual dexterity, required.