11 Jan

Patient Transport Attendant Central Per Diem Varied Jobs Vacancy in Antelope Valley Hospital Lancaster

Patient Transport Attendant Central Per Diem Varied
Antelope Valley Hospital
Lancaster CA
11 Jan, 2017 30+ days ago

Antelope Valley Hospital Lancaster urgently required following position for Patient Transport Attendant Central Per Diem Varied. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Patient Transport Attendant Central Per Diem Varied Jobs Vacancy in Antelope Valley Hospital Lancaster Jobs Details:

Under the immediate management of the Transport Supervisor, provides transportation to patients throughout the hospital as needed, and other special tasks to maintain department functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist patients in and out of bed, using proper patient care and lifting techniques.
  • Uses wheelchair, gurneys, and other similar mechanisms appropriate to patient needs and safe practice.
  • Communicates effectively with hospital staff prior to moving patients.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain a departmental turnaround time
  • Assesses the patient’s needs prior and during transport.
  • Determines if an emergency situation exists and provides special care for the patient according to established protocols.
  • Follows through with task or special projects with sound judgment.
  • Reports defective wheelchairs, gurneys, and other similar mechanisms to responsible party.
  • Cleans and maintains all patient transport equipment as needed
  • Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups.
  • Follows established department procedures to accurately verify and transport the proper patient by visually checking patient identification or verifying with nursing staff.
  • Verifies mode of transportation and pre-op status. Obtains patient chart, necessary paperwork, required linen and/or equipment.
  • Transports patient, chart, and required equipment to various treatment and or diagnostic areas throughout the hospital in a safe and effective manner 100% of the time.
  • Provides emergency assistance to patients who become ill during the transport process until proper staff can be notified and assistance arrives.
  • Reports to nursing units and notifies nursing staff of patient being transported and destination.
  • Initiates or assists in transfer process from bed to mode of transportation. Requests and obtains instruction/assistance from nursing staff for patients that require isolation techniques, two-man lifts, etc.
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties.
  • Uses Universal Precautions at all times.
  • Non-Essential Duties:
    • Assist in other areas as assigned and within competency ability.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge acquired working in Patient Transportation Services or similar profession.
  • Knowledge of working in a Hospital setting
  • Knowledge of working with patients on a daily basis
  • Skills

  • Skills acquired working in a Patient Transportation Services position or similar profession.
  • Abilities

  • Ability to complete successfully all competencies required to perform duties in assigned areas.
  • Ability to operate vacuums and other essential equipment.
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written)
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties.
  • Ability to function effectively under stress.
  • Ability to adhere to standards of courtesy and conduct.
  • Ability to complete tasks in time allotted.
  • Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


    Action Oriented

    Customer Focused


    Effective Communication


    Ethics & Values

    Integrity & Trust

    Education and Experience:


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience

  • Experience in Patient Transport Services or similar profession.
  • Prior experience in patient care setting
  • Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

    CPR training within 30 days of hire date.

    Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

    Work requires bending, pushing, pulling and lifting.

    A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

    Closing Statement

    Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fasted growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited . Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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