Serves as the Primary Source for Best Practice techniques in the mobilization of patients. Ensures patient's and care givers safety at all times.
Responsible for planning, prioritizing, organizing and performing patient lifts or patient repositioning, utilizing appropriate lifting devices/equipment. Assumes responsibility for reporting equipment maintenance needs to Clinical Engineering and monitoring inventory of patient lifting/transfer equipment, along with maintaining proper hygiene of equipment on each unit. Assists nurse educators with staff education and training in use of patient lifting equipment and appropriate lifting techniques and making specialty chairs available whenever able and needed.
Maintains database or other documentation of key functions, daily tasks, and other measurements as designated by the Operations Manager.
Meets qualifications to provide care for patients in specific age ranges when patient lifts/reposition is performed.
Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction. Foster a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to GHS and unit specific Service Standards.
Works under the supervision of the Operations Manager.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates physical fitness (possession of normal strength and range of motion free from spinal abnormalities limiting ability to use lifting devices and techniques).
Demonstrates effective written or verbal communication skills.
Demonstrates basic math skills.
Demonstrates basic computer knowledge.
Demonstrates ability to work well in a team environment.
Demonstrates ability to assume responsibility for organization of daily tasks.
Demonstrates commitment to support the goals of the program.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Minimum one year experience in direct patient care preferred.
Experience with complex and/or dependent patient lifts and transfers preferred.
Experience with lifting equipment preferred.
Successful completion of initial physical screening required.
Successful completion of orientation and competencies specific to the role of Patient Transfer Team Technician required.
Completion of continuing in-services and yearly educational requirements required.
BLS certification required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Patient Transfer Team Technician should be free from previous or recurrent back injuries.
Work is primarily performed in the patient care setting, with frequent interaction with patients, families, and nursing staff members.
Requires frequent lifting and repositioning of heavy patients (up to 500lbs. or more) with the assistance of appropriate mechanical lift devices.
Requires pushing and pulling of equipment.
Requires use of upper extremities for lifting, pushing, pulling (up to 100lbs. or more) and carrying (approximately 30lbs. or more); frequent bending, twisting, and stooping
Requires extensive walking throughout the hospital.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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