SHIFT: Evenings (rotating weekends)
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, located on Florida's Emerald Coast, seeks a Patient Transporter to join our Team!
The Emerald Coast features world famous vacation destinations of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is one of the nation's top performers on quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The hospital has the tri-county's only comprehensive cardiovascular program. It is also the only acute care hospital in the area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission, a Chest Pain Center and a Cancer Care Center that is affiliated with UAB and accredited by the Commission on Cancer.
Patient Transporters are responsible
for the safe and expeditious transport of customers and supplies to and from
locations throughout the hospital campus.
Patient Transporters are required to operate and maintain
(cleanliness/safety) various types of patient transport devices such as; beds,
specialty chairs, stretchers and wheelchairs to include associated support
equipment such as; oxygen tanks, monitoring equipment, IV poles, IV pumps, bed
inflation units and drainage tubing and containers. Patient Transporters provide these services
following FWBMC Policy and Procedures.
Patient Transporters participate in Quality Improvement process and
adhere to the FWBMC standards of behavior.
To perform the job of patient transporter successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, experience, and ability necessary to
perform this job.
yourself to the patient and explain the reason and procedure for transport
to the patient and/or significant other or family member, using terms they
to NPSG and uses the department established key words of; “For your safety
will you please state your full name and date of birth for me?” This will ensure that the two patient
identifiers of full name and date of birth match with the patient’s
wristband and exam requisition to ensure the right patient for the right
exam for the right reason.
use department-established key words of SAFETY, CONCERN, COMFORT and CARE
during ALL patient interactions.
for appropriate privacy of the patient.
reports any information relayed by the patient and/or companion concerning
any information, concerns or questions posed by the patient to the
Technologist performing the exam so that the concerns, issues or questions
needing answered for the patient prior to the start of the examination.
to nursing staff about patient transport, exam ordered and destination and
confer with nursing staff about connected oxygen, cardiac monitor, or any
other devise, as nursing staff is required to accompany patients on
with the patient’s safe transfer process by using correct body mechanics
and requesting additional help when needed.
adequate supply of linens for stretchers and wheelchairs.
equipment clean and disinfected and reports any mechanical issues so work
orders are completed and the equipment fixed.
proper universal precautions and follows proper use of isolation
protocols, practices and supplies.
exceptional Customer Service skills, principles, and respectful,
professional behavior at all times with all staff, customers, family
members, physicians and hospital staff.
seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify
of care or the services delivered.
knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient
in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education
requirements on or before the due date.
Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
punctual and dependable attendance.
appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
and adjusts schedule as needed, including on call coverage to meet the
needs of the department.
duties as assigned.
You are worth more than a
paycheck. Our Benefits Raise the Bar:
401(k) with an employer match
up to 9%
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Student Loan Assistance
Paid Family Leave
Medical Plan Options, Dental
And much more!
REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
– AHA Healthcare Provider required upon hire
training required within 90 days of hire
REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
transport experience preferred
of medical terminology preferred
customer service experience preferred
KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
- Reading and
- Ability to organize,
multi-task and prioritize using critical thinking skills
- Exceptional customer
service with the ability to listen, empathize and respond to patients, family
members, internal and external customer’s needs
- Professional, polite
and respectful attitude