ResponsibilitiesUnder the direction of a Patient Escort Dispatcher/Supervisor, youwill transport patients to various areas of the Medical Center. Apatient escort is also responsible for transporting patient equipmentand various other patient related paraphernalia in a 24-hour operation, 7days a week.Your functions include positioning, transferringand transporting patients to and from various departments or locationsby wheelchair, bed, or gurney. This involves lifting, turning,transferring and repositioning patients requiring moderate to totalassistance. You may also perform teaching and training functions,dispatching function, and limited clerical duties for the transportfunction. Other role requirements include supply delivery, equipmentmovement, maintenance, and cleaning or disinfection, assisting with thedepartment dispatcher as required, assistingin the management of decedent affairs, and other activities as directed.Assignments may vary between day and night shift, and participation in weekend coverage is required.QualificationsRequired:Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with other staff members and all other personnel.
Skill in listening and comprehending information received in person, by Pager, or over the telephone to transport patients.
Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to the transport of patients in beds, gurneys, and wheelchairs as well as some heavy equipment.
Able to lift, push, pull a minimum of 150 pounds.
Skill in reading and writing in Standard English text such as call slips and miscellaneous clerical duties.
Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain and convey information needed in the transport process of all patients and other items.
Ability to understand medical terminology.
Ability to operate medical equipment to perform certain job duties.
Ability to complete calls in a timely manner.
Ability to transport patients in a safe, efficient, and professional manner appropriate to good public and patient relations.
Ability to accept new responsibilities and work harmoniously with all hospital staff.
Must have a current and valid BLS certification directly from the American Heart Association or Red Cross (not affiliate of either association).
Preferred:Previous experience on a transport or lift team.
Acute care hospital experience and of patient care needs in a hospital setting.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.