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As a Transport staff member, you must be alert to the condition of the patient being transported, while recognizing changes in condition. You must be prepared to act quickly and communicate any changes to nursing staff. Transport staff assists with patient handling and lifting, using appropriate equipment, and lift techniques. They also transport materials including, but not limited to blood products and lab specimens.
To be considered for this position, you must have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification card from one of the following associations: American Heart Association-AHA; American Safety and Health Institute-ASHI; Red Cross.
Weekend rotations are required in this role. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable.
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University Medical Center South Banner - University Medical Center South is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency department, a state-designated trauma center and a Behavioral Health Pavilion. We are an Arizona Department of Health Services-accredited Cardiac Receiving Center and a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders-designated senior-friendly hospital. The hospital is staffed by physicians who are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and is managed by Banner Health under an operating agreement with Pima County. Our specialty services include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment and education for diabetes, innovative geriatrics care and comprehensive orthopedics.
POSITION SUMMARY This position provides efficient and timely coordination of transport services within the assigned facility. Coordinates and prioritizes all service requests. Provides quality customer service to ensure requests are processed in a timely and efficient manner.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Receives and prioritizes a high volume of requests, dispatches staff in an efficient and timely manner as needed based on departmental guidelines and procedures. Utilizes problem solving skills and shows initiative to ensure that service goals are met.
2. Provides general direction to the department staff. Assists in the orientation and training of new staff. May assist with the work flow of the department and ensures adequate staffing levels are available.
3. Acts as the "Command Center" for facility-wide support service dispatching. Utilizes information received from healthcare staff and other departments to balance needs with available resources. Logs and tracks requests in software systems to assure they are assigned and covered.
4. May perform quality assurance inspections for review and assists with the correction of deficiencies. Evaluates quality and timeliness of work performed by staff.
5. May coordinate the maintenance of wireless communication devices, which may include, but is not limited to, pagers and two-way radios.
6. Facility based position. Responsible for providing efficient and accurate dispatch services. Customers: all levels of staff, physicians, patients, family members, visitors, vendors and regulatory agencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. BLS certification required.
Requires interpersonal skills to operate in a direct patient contact environment, as typically obtained by 12+ months of previous experience in a related healthcare setting. Proficiency with medical terminology and knowledge of patient transport services. Ability to interpret verbal and written information/instructions and effectively communicate and provide direction to others. Must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of computer skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and ability to reassess tasks in a fast paced environment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Prior dispatch, patient transport or material management experience.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: R20575
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