Support Associate -27007 10/10/2017
West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE & CODE:
Support Associate (27007)
Manager / Supervisor
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.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Obtain certification in HeartSaver First Aid within 30 days of hire date.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
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.
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.
Courteously greets patients, identifies self, and then assists in preparing the patient for transport from the department.
Monitors the integrity of patient's monitoring and invasive devices at all times during transport, and intervenes in emergency situations to ensure patient safety.
Responsible for transporting patients with oxygen, including handling and storage of oxygen.
Observes and reports to the RN all patient concerns or changes in condition while in transport.
Promptly communicates return of patient to the RN.
Disinfects wheelchairs and stretchers, after each use.
Upon discharge, identifies and safely assists with the transport of patient and patient's possessions to discharge vehicles.
Transports patients and items to and from all areas of the WVUH Campus in a safe and timely manner.
Must be able to use the patient transport dispatching system according to the guidelines set up by the Department Manager.
Maintains proper oxygen tank levels on each unit daily
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.
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.
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:
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.
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* 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)