HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital is a 223-bed acute care hospital proudly serving Bay County and surrounding communities for 40 years. The hospital was recently named a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® – heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, and perinatal care – for the fourth consecutive year and has achieved certifications for its stroke and wound care. Located in Panama City, Florida, its team of more than 600 providers and 1,200 employees work to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care every day. With the area’s only designated Pediatric ER, four-bed Pediatric ICU and 28-bed NICU, the hospital is ready to care for our youngest residents. The hospital has the only Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI as recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Additionally, the hospital’s cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). These designations enhance the hospital’s quality of care and demonstrate its commitment to higher, measurable standards of care.
POSITION SUMMARY: Patient Transporters are responsible for the safe and expeditious transport of customers and supplies to and from locations throughout the campus. Patient transporters are required to operate and maintain (cleanliness/safety) various types of patient transport systems (beds, specialty chairs, stretchers, and wheelchairs) along with their associated support equipment (e.g., oxygen tanks and regulators, IVs with poles, pumps, bed inflation units, and tubes) in accordance with established procedures. Follows policies and procedures of HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital. Participates in the Quality Improvement process and adheres to standards of behavior.
Explains the reason and procedure for transport to the patient and/or significant other using terms they will understand.
Immediately reports any information relayed by the patient and/or companion in regard to abuse.
Provides for appropriate privacy of patient.
Assist with patient’s safe transfer process, using correct body mechanics and requesting additional help when needed.
Identifies patient problems and reports occurrences to supervisor through established policies and practices.
Maintains adequate supply of linens, keeping clean linens on stretchers and stocking all imaging/dressing rooms.
Keeps wheelchairs, stretchers, and other related equipment and work areas clean and disinfected.
Confers with nursing staff prior to transporting a patient who is connected to oxygen, cardiac monitor, or any other device.
Follows established patient safety guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:
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