AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a Transporter who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed AdventHealth Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The Patient Transportation Department is responsible for all patient moves related to transfers, admissions, diagnostic testing, and specialty treatments while also providing greeters at our Ginsburg Lobby main entrance as well as Drivers to service our numerous outlying areas. The Patient Transportation Department also assesses the current status and completes audits and cost analyses surrounding our internal fleet of hospital beds, stretchers, wheelchairs and various specialty mattresses and bed accessories. The Patient Transportation Department is comprised of 172 employees delivering 700,000 transports annually on the Orlando campus. Our mission is to provide exceptional customer service to our patients while ensuring collaboration between all departments we serve to ensure top tier response times and turnaround times.
Days and hours may vary
The Transporter – Tech I perform patient care under the direction of and as assigned by the charge nurse, registered nurse and/or physician or their designee. Performs general clinical, non-clinical and clerical services necessary to expedite the efficient functioning of the nursing unit consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures. Utilizes age-specific competencies in the care of all patient populations. Adheres to the AdventHealth corporate compliance plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.p>
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Current, valid Florida State Licensure as a Paramedic
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
Attaches 12 lead EKG’s and completes test before giving strip to physician on duty. Initiates cardiac monitoring and performs venipuncture for testing. Initiates cardiac monitoring, demonstrates ability to detect dysrhythmias and notifies the assigned nurse or charge nurse of abnormalities. Initiates oxygen therapy as directed by RN or Physician.
Inserts peripheral IV’s, hangs IV fluid without medication and maintains prescribed IV flow rates. Observes and documents condition of infusion site. Removes IV Lines as directed by RN.
Transports unmonitored patient to inpatient departments as needed, transports stable (no blood infusion drips or no oxygen > 50%) monitored patients to PCU/med-tele, or accompanies RN to transport patient to specialty units.
Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.
Is a customer service champion as demonstrated by Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank You (AIDET), keeping patients informed, providing information and updates to patients, apologizing for waits, demonstrating caring, compassion, and concern, demonstrating a sense of urgency, advocating for pain management, and ensuring that patients can get help at any time. Keeps patients informed and ensures that the patients have call bells, pillows, blankets as needed, that care givers names are on the boards (applicable campuses), and that patient and family needs are exceeded.
Maintains (room and work area organization and stocking levels) per 5 S principles. Maintains rooms and work area cleanliness.
Performs accurate order entry. Manages phone calls, notifies physician of all back results, orders diets, etc. Relieves HUC as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.
Paramedic does not: perform skills that according to state and hospital policy are to be performed by the RN only, perform assessment, add IV additives to IV fluids, administer any oral, subcutaneous, topical, IM, or IV medications, hang blood components, sign off doctor’s orders to give report, change rates of any medicated IVF or maintain an independent patient care assignment.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Transporter opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.