About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is America’s oldest public hospital, established in 1736. Affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine, the 844-bed hospital is a major referral center for highly complex cases, with its 6,000 employees including highly skilled, interdisciplinary clinical staff. It sees more than 110,000 emergency room visits and 500,000 outpatient visits annually. Bellevue is an academic medical institution of international renown. We have served as an incubator for major innovations in public health, medical science, and medical education. Bellevue is a Level I Trauma Center delivering around-the-clock care in adult, pediatric, psychiatric and pediatric psychiatric emergencies as well as in the nationally-designated categories of cardiology, neurology, toxicology, and neonatology. In addition to providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient state-of-the-art care Bellevue is a city-wide medical specialty referral source. Bellevue’s clinical centers of excellence include: Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care; Cardiovascular Services; Designated Regional Perinatal Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Comprehensive Children’s Psychiatric Emergency Program; and Cancer Services.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Nurse Aide Transport Escort (NATE) is an integral part of the patient care team providing prompt, courteous, and customer-focused service to the patients, visitors, and co-workers. The NATE receives assignments from the Supervisor and/or dispatcher and is responsible for transporting patients within the hospital and for miscellaneous functions as well. The NATE contributes to service excellence by fostering collaboration among and between team members as well as ancillary departments.
FUNCTIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Obtains and completes patient transport assignments from a designated supervisor/dispatcher via their ROVER or manual assignment. 2. Introduces self to patients, identifies patient appropriately, explains the nature of the trip, and transports patient to and from patient care areas with their belongings and medical equipment via wheelchair, stretcher, in a safe and appropriate manner. Utilizes the elevators assigned for patient use only. 3. Notifies appropriate personnel upon arrival /departure of patient and/or miscellaneous items at unit/department. 4. Maintains standard precautions and adheres to the isolation precautions including proper use of personal protective equipment as defined in EHR and isolation precaution signs located outside of patients’ rooms. 5. Observes proper procedures and techniques during patient transport. Monitoring patient status throughout transport, reporting any change in patient’s condition (difficulty breathing, complaints of discomfort, etc.) to nursing staff. 6. Transports patients with their belongings and medical equipment via wheelchair to the main lobby for discharge in a safe and appropriate manner. 7. Obtains and maintains paperwork/chart as required with patient at all times during transport and releases chart only to authorized personnel 8. Documents patient transport activities including acknowledgement of request, in progress status, completion of requests, and delays accordingly via ROVER. If NATE is on manual assignments, communicates each step, including delays, to the dispatcher accordingly. 9. Transports decedents/belongings from patient care areas to the morgue as requested. 10. Picks up and delivers specimens and blood products to and from specified areas in a safe and timely fashion. 11. Maintains wheelchairs readily available for transport. Reports defective equipment to the manager for repair. 12. Observes Infection Prevention protocols when handling ROVER, medical charts, and medical equipment. 13. Disinfects ROVER, wheelchairs, and stretchers according to infection prevention protocols. 14. Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to fire safety, smoking restrictions, and infection control policies.
Elementary school graduation or equivalent ability to effectively communicate with patients; Ability to keep simple clinical records.
How To Apply
Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.
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