Patient Escort - 117269
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#117269 Patient EscortFiling Deadline: Mon 8/22/2022
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Please note that this is a part-time position.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/30/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/12/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Patient Escort supports clinical workflow by pick-up and transport conscious, semi conscious, and/or unconscious hospital patients to and from treatment areas, and nursing units via wheelchair, gurney, or bed. Transport discharged patients to pharmacy and to waiting automobiles.
Primary functions include: lifting, turning, transferring, for patients requiring moderate to total assistance. Transport may be required to perform other duties as required those duties to include transport of x-rays, medical records, oxygen bottles, Video Swallow Chair, and other materials as needed by nursing units.
BART or BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Minimum experience of one (1) year transporting patients in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or as an EMT.
Possess outstanding customer service skills.
- Six (6) months experience working with patient lift equipment, (hoist, air transfer assistance mats).
- Six (6) months experience working with the EPIC Patient Transport.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
- Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
- Must be able to lift over 50 pounds and able to push/pull a gurney or bed with patients weighing up to 300 pounds.
- Must be able to work various locations and hours (including overtime and weekends) based on business needs.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.
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