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 Penn State Health System.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum of one year Clinical
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Maintains current competence in monitor removal and replacement, oxygen application and capnography training
Patient Assessment and Care
Independently transports patients via stretcher and wheelchair (requested assistance for beds) with accompanying equipment safely, in a timely manner
Maintains current certification in Basic Life Support (CPR) at all times during employment
Selects, maintains, and troubleshoots all transport/lift equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, stretch ers, lift equipment) for proper function, operation and cleanliness, taking appropriate action when cleaning or repair is necessary
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 to work under stress due to consistent high demand for transport/lift resources
Basic computer skills
WHY CENTRAL PA?
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
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