Prepares the patient for and performs the day-to-day transports, admissions of patients, and assist in safe patient handling throughout the Health System, providing care as indicated to these patients during the transport as directed under general supervision, per established policies and procedures and within the mission and values of Holy Spirit Health System. Report directly to the Inpatient Nursing Operations Manager.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Maintains current competence in monitor removal and replacement, oxygen application and capnography training.
Maintains current certification in Basic Life Support (CPR) at all times during employment
Ability to read, write, understand simple sentences in order to maintain logs and follow basic patient care.
Knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and the ability to assess patient needs relative to his/her specific age and physical size/condition for safe transport/lift purposes.
Ability and willingness to work effectively as a team player as well as an individual contributor with personal accountability.
Ability to work under stress due to consistent high demand for transport/lift resources
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or GED required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
1. Personal protective equipment for standard precautions use (i.e. gown, gloves, mask,and goggles)
2. Duckbill mask for airborne pathogens
3. Hearing and vision corrected to normal range
4. Physical effort required in lifting/transporting of patients via wheelchairs/stretchers and or beds.
5. Normal resident environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, variation or other extreme conditions.
6. Full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
7. No lifting limitations. Must possess ability to easily and frequently lift 100 pounds.
8. Submission to drug screening or alcohol testing according to Substance Abuse Policy.
9. Must be able to tolerate long period of time standing and walking
10. Must be able to reach above head, bend, push, pull, stoop and kneel
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER HOLY SPIRIT is a strong and growing healthcare provider serving south-central Pennsylvania. Geisinger Holy Spirit includes its flagship Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital, a 311-bed Joint Commission accredited acute care facility located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Holy Spirit employs more than 2,600 people and has more than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners on its hospital medical staff. Sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity, Geisinger Holy Spirit delivers patient-centered care guided by Catholic values and the Ethical and Religious Directives of Healthcare. Geisinger Holy Spirit provides a comprehensive array of both inpatient and outpatient services across the continuum of care, including acute care, home health, emergency medical services, physician practices, and a host of outpatient facilities located throughout south-central Pennsylvania.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.