Essential Job Functions
Role:  Patient Transporter

COMPUTER:  Requires ability to work at a computer workstation up to 0.5 hr. per 8 hr. day.

SIT:  Employee requires tolerance of continuous seated posture up to a total of 0.5 hr. per 8 hr. day.

STAND/WALK:  Employee requires tolerance of continuous standing posture and walking level/unlevel surfaces as well as ramps long distances up to a total of 7.5 hrs. per 8 hr. day to transport patients to different clinics/units.

PUSH/PULL:  Employee must access various work areas while pushing various items on a frequent basis. Requires navigating ramps at a 5 degree incline while pushing various types of patient beds, wheelchairs and other transport equipment with both hands requiring a force up to 80 - 100 lbs. force.

OVERHEAD REACH:  Employee must be able to access medical equipment requiring overhead reaching varying heights up to 81 in. in height.

BEND/STOOP:  Employee must bend forward or stoop/squat when operating medical equipment such as patient beds, wheelchairs, etc.

TRANSFER:  Employee may occasionally assist Nurses and Nurse Assistants to transfer patients, using various types of transfer aids, from patient bed to stretcher, bed to wheelchair, to transport patients from rooms to various procedures such as imaging. Requires horizontal transfer of patients weighing more than 100 lbs., with assistance.

CARRY:  Employee is required to occasionally carry items weighing up to 25 lbs., a distance of up to 10 ft – 25ft. 

FINE MOTOR:  Requires sufficient fine motor skills to operate hospital equipment such as various types of patient beds, wheelchairs and discharge sled.

AWKWARD POSITION:  Employee must work in awkward positions on a frequent basis while adjusting transport equipment such as patient bed parts, wheelchair foot plates and brakes. Requires various working positions including bending, stooping, squatting, awkward positions in standing and walking.

ENVIRONMENT:  Employee must tolerate working environment which consists of varying temperatures and lighting.

PPE:  Employee must demonstrate competency to observe universal precautions for infection control from blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases as required to protect from human blood and certain human body fluids. PPE would include but is not limited to gloves, gowns/ aprons, masks/respirators.

Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) designated positions will be subject to the federal respiratory protection standard as per 29 CFR 1910.134 requiring medical clearance and a passing Fit test to don a respirator. Additionally, as per the same regulation, facial hair affecting the seal on a tight-fitting negative pressure respirator is not allowable for Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) designated positions.