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Providence Patient Escort - Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon

Description:

Providence is calling Patient Escorts to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. We have full and part-time, benefited positions available. Shifts available are day, evening and night. Shifts are aligned to a rotating schedule and require weekend and holiday availability.

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications for this position, will be sent a text message requesting additional information.

We are seeking a Patient Escort who will be responsible for patient safety and comfort while transporting throughout the campus. Exemplifies service excellence standards when interacting with patients, families, and visitors.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Must be competent in the interpretation of a patient’s self-report or behavior, this information must be interpreted with an understanding of cognitive, physical, emotional/psychosocial and chronological maturation process

  • Transport is individualized and reflects understanding of the patient needs

  • Provide safe and timely transport of patients throughout the campus

  • Ensure patient satisfaction by listening to patients / family requesting information, asking questions, and solving problems

  • Report observations/information relevant to patient's status or condition to patient's nurse or other health care personnel directly involved

  • Respond to emergent patient situations promptly and appropriately, demonstrating knowledge and confidence

  • Take responsibility for infection control by understanding the principles of isolation procedure, cross contamination and infection vectors, and the role played by transporters in the prevention of nosocomial infections

  • Comply with isolation and equipment disinfecting techniques

  • Help maintain patient care equipment inventory in Transportation Department:

  • Return equipment upon request or during routine collection trips

  • Clean equipment as required

  • Identify and notify manager of equipment needing repair

  • Check areas for equipment and maintains specific inventory each shift

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Able to be certified in Adult and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within one (1) month

  • Experience with computers

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED

  • Two (2) years experience working in the healthcare field with patient contact and trained in proper patient transfer techniques -OR- in a customer service position/field

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Transporter

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 272426

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