Transporter - Per Diem, Nights & Weekends

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 161044-1A
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2021
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Under general supervision, transports patients to and from the Radiology Department while maintaining patient safety and dignity.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Transfers patients to and from the nursing floors to the various sections of the Radiology department in a courteous, timely, and safe manner, following appropriate standards for patient transport.
  • Ensures that patients are placed safely in wheelchairs and on stretchers.
  • Transports patients according to the “Hospital Travel Ticket” asking for clarification from unit if necessary.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication with patients and/or family members in order to maintain patient comfort and safety.
  • Transfers care of patients to the appropriate Radiology personnel by entering each patient’s name in the appropriate logbook and speaking directly to a member of the receiving modality.
  • Follows Lahey policy on Correct Patient Identification using two patient identifiers. Verifies by matching information on each patient’s name band.
  • Informs the nursing station when each patient leaves the floor and is brought back.
  • Ensures that wheelchairs, stretchers and O2 tanks are properly cleaned and ready for use on a daily basis. Reports problems with equipment to the appropriate supervisory personnel in a timely manner.
  • Follows the proper procedure during emergency codes, i.e. Code 99 & Code Red and during emergencies within the Radiology Department.
  • Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities. 
  • Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
  • Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
  • Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  • Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
  • Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  • Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
  • Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  High School Graduate or Equivalent

Licensure, Certification, Registration:   None required

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: None required

Experience:     Minimum 1-2 years of related experience

 

Shift:  Per Diem - Nights, Saturday & Sunday 

 

 

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.