University of Utah Health Patient Transporter in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for transporting patients to and from their bed and other areas such as therapy, surgery, or radiology. Other responsibilities include retrieving medical records, lab results, supplies and medications.

This position may be required to transport medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

This position is not responsible for providing care to patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Transfers patients from one area to another by wheelchair, bed, or stretcher.

  • Assists in the transport of essential supplies during traumas and cardiac arrests.

  • Handles items such as IV bags, oxygen masks, oxygen tanks, urine drainage bags, blood bags, and medical monitoring devices that may be attached to the patient during transport.

  • Transports expired patients to the morgue by stretcher.

  • Initiates the call, upon patient discharge, alerting all departments involved in the bed turnover process.

  • Picks up and delivers routine and STAT laboratory specimens, blood and medical items.

  • Properly uses tele-tracking system.

  • Collaborates with other employees to ensure that the needs of the patient and department are met.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • High School diploma, or equivalency.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care.

Physical Requirements:

Lifting, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 25773

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Night

Work Schedule Evenings and Weekends

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH CST 12C RAD ADMIN

Category Support Services (Facilities / Trades)

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.