The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Messenger Transporter in the Food & Nutrition Department. To qualify a High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred, or experience in a related field preferred. Must be able to speak, read, understand, and follow simple directions in English. Some motor dexterity required. Must be able to lift, push, pull, or move patients and equipment in excess of 150 lbs. with or without the use of assistive devices. Good interpersonal skills are necessary.
In this role, the transporter/runner will be responsible for providing patient transportation services via bed, stretcher, or wheelchair to all areas within the Medical Center. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
- Transportation of patients-Greets patient in a polite manner. Is kind to all patients. Assists in the transferring of patients from their beds onto stretchers or wheelchairs, and vice-versa. Assists patients who may be ambulatory to the area that they are being taken. Walks along the side of the patient when escorting ambulatory patients. Verifies patient identification to ensure that correct patient is being transported. Pushes stretchers and wheelchairs at a pace that is safe for the patient and others.Confirms ticket to ride is available and complete. Secures patient and any accompanying equipment appropriate for transport.Transports all patients to the exact destination, on a timely basis, as instructed by the Dispatcher. Notifies person(s) receiving the patient of his/her arrival.
- Patient safety and documentation-Notifies the Dispatcher in the event that there are any problems when picking up or delivering a patient(s).Utilizes the Patient Tracking Software/program via beeper and telephone system. Utilizes delay codes appropriately. Verifies location to which patient must be transported and necessary medical equipment which must accompany the patient. Performs Sixty-Second Safety Inspection and cleans transportation equipment prior to using stretchers or wheelchairs. Denotes on their log sheet that this process has been completed for each transport.Ensures each patient has identification band and ticket to ride prior to performing any transport.
- Attendance and Additional Performance Standards-Demonstrates reliability by maintaining a good attendance/punctuality record. Adheres to departmental guidelines regarding use of and proper notification in connection with time off. Number of incidents of Unscheduled Absence: _____Number of incidents of Lateness: _____Adheres to Employee Health requirements for an annual health assessment, including TB screening and proof of all required immunizations. Maintains a professional appearance; wears identification badge at all times while at the Medical Center.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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