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Job Details

  • Location: Clinton, MD, 20735
  • Date Posted: 1 year ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Req Number: 39254
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Job Description

Job Summary

  • Responsible for the transport of patients,supplies and equipment, throughout the hospital.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education/Experience
    • High School Diploma
    • Six months previous healthcare experience preferred.
  • License/Certification/Registration
    • Current CPR or Basic Life Support through American Heart Association required
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
    • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
    • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
    • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
    • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
    • Knowledge of patient lifting and handling procedures so as to minimize patient discomfort and potential for injury.
    • Ability to connect and disconnect gauges to oxygen cylinders following specified safety precautions.
    • Knowledge of operating and safety procedures of patient stretchers and beds.
    • Ability to maintain alertness to emergency situations during patient transportation and seek help promptly if the need arises.
    • Ability to recognize and report faulty equipment.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Ensure the safe movement of patients of all ages from the emergency department to all areas of the hospital to include the laboratory and radiology departments, the operating room, and patient hospital rooms.
    • Transport lab specimens and equipment, such as stretchers and wheelchairs
    • Validate patients’ identity based on established department protocol.
    • Remain alert to patient condition and promptly communicates changes to clinical staff.
    • Assist with patient handling and lifting using appropriate patient safety equipment, proper body mechanics, and appropriate patient safety handling procedures.
    • Provide distribution services of requested items between various departments as needed in accordance with established procedures that may include medications, to include narcotics.
    • Communicate status updates and location information as required in accordance with department protocols to help facilitate work flow.
    • Collect, clean and disinfect patient care equipment and all other reusable items.
    • May perform supply restocking or assume clerical duties such as answering phones.
    • May be required to transport deceased persons to the morgue.
    • Maintains and cleans transportation equipment.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.