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Support Associate -27007 10/10/2017

West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. Morgantown, WV

Location
Morgantown, WV
AJE Ref #
579723148
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
17-7663
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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POSITION DESCRIPTION



JOB TITLE & CODE:

Support Associate (27007)

DEPARTMENT:

Central Transport

REPORTS TO:

Manager / Supervisor

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt







POSITION SUMMARY:

The Support Associate role is a position providing support to the patient care team as well as directly attending to certain, specified needs of the patient. The Support Associate performs the transportation of patients to and from testing areas and other areas as needed. The Support Associate also transports various items throughout the facility.



















MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Obtain certification in HeartSaver First Aid within 30 days of hire date.















PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

High school diploma or Equivalent is preferred.



CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Escorts patients or items safely to the appropriate departments in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility, Physician Office Center, Cancer Center and Health Sciences Center.

2.

Courteously greets patients, identifies self, and then assists in preparing the patient for transport from the department.

3.

Monitors the integrity of patient's monitoring and invasive devices at all times during transport, and intervenes in emergency situations to ensure patient safety.

4.

Responsible for transporting patients with oxygen, including handling and storage of oxygen.

5.

Observes and reports to the RN all patient concerns or changes in condition while in transport.

6.

Promptly communicates return of patient to the RN.

7.

Disinfects wheelchairs and stretchers, after each use.

8.

Upon discharge, identifies and safely assists with the transport of patient and patient's possessions to discharge vehicles.

9.

Transports patients and items to and from all areas of the WVUH Campus in a safe and timely manner.

10.

Must be able to use the patient transport dispatching system according to the guidelines set up by the Department Manager.

11.

Maintains proper oxygen tank levels on each unit daily

12.

Positions wheelchairs and stretchers back to place of origin.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends minimizing the need for employees to manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds. All transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patient s profile and appropriate algorithms.

2.

Heavy/Hard work: Work requires strength and/or stamina for lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, standing, and walking for long periods of time. Handling of materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Pushing/pulling carts weighing up to 200 pounds.



WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.

Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) may have limited access to medications including during transport of non-controlled substances at the request of a licensed care provider.









Date Reviewed/Revised: November 2017





Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm.

* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Overview

WVU Hospitals, a 531-bed tertiary care center, serves as the primary teaching destination for West Virginia University’s health professions schools. We are a member of the West Virginia University Health System.The clinical excellence of WVU Hospitals has been nationally recognized (Level One Trauma Center, Magnet recognition for nursing, etc.), and we are widely considered a leading employer of choice for our employee-friendly environment and approach.WVU Hospitals includes the flagship hospital Ruby Memorial, which houses WVU Medicine Children’s on the sixth floor and the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, and also includes Chestnut Ridge Center on the same campus in Morgantown.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Industry
Health Care
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Headquarters:
1 Medical Center Dr
Morgantown, WV 26506

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