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Student: Patient Transporter

University of Kentucky

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted April 29, 2021.

Job SummaryYou must be a current UK student to apply to this position.Job Summary:Responsible for the safe, timely and accurate transport of patients, medical equipment and patient-related items to their destinations.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:* Properly and safely transports patients, secures IVs, drainage tubes, etc., and secures patient.* In accordance with the transportation of patients, uses wheelchairs and other approved rolling stock to carry out the essential duties of the position.* Demonstrates competency in transporting all specific age groups.* Ensures the safe, timely and accurate transport of patients to their destination using the proper requested equipment.* Communicates effectively with nursing personnel, clinicians, technicians or reception and dispatch.* Ensures the comfort of the patient by being attentive. Offers blankets, checks modesty and only engages in appropriate conversation involving patients. Never transports patients in severe pain.* Alerts nursing staff immediately to any signs of patient distress or equipment malfunction.* Maintains equipment and reports equipment needing repairs.* Complies with regulatory agency standards, including federal, state and JCAHO.* Adheres to facility confidentiality and patient’s rights policy as outlined in the facilities HIPPA policies and procedures.* Performs other duties as assigned.Skills / Knowledge / Abilities* Effective verbal and listening communication skills.* Service/Quality focused to meet a wide range of needs.* Able to navigate to/from various locations throughout thefacility.* Problem solver that can think quickly in cases of emergenciesor unusual situations.* Able to multi-task and work at a fast pace.* Displays neat, professional appearance with a smile.* Physical ability to withstand frequent to prolonged walking, standing, pushing, pulling, and transferring patients.Deadline to Apply 05/26/2021 University Community of InclusionThe University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.Anticipated Start Date 05/10/2021