UNITED HOSPITAL CENTER
AND COMPETENCY EVALUATION
TITLE: PATIENT TRANSPORT AIDE
DEPARTMENT: DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
TO: DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
SUPERVISOR - RADIOLOGY
q 90 DAY
q 90 DAY
UPDATED: 12/04, 12/05, 12/06,
12/07, 12/08. 4/09,12/10, 12/11, 1/12__
UPDATED: _12/12,12/13, 5/14
patients from various hospital departments to and from the Diagnostic
1. High school
graduate or equivalent with successful completion of a patient care
aide-training program or equivalent.
2. Must be
physically able to move carriages, wheel chairs, and help lift patients.
3. CPR Certification
within 90 days of hire.
FUNCTIONS FOR PATIENT TRANSPORT AIDE
DESCRIPTION DOES NOT STATE OR IMPLY THAT THE DUTIES, ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, AND
JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE THE ONLY PARAMETERS FOR THIS POSITION. ASSOCIATES ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW
JOB-RELATED INSTRUCTION AND PERFORM OTHER JOB RELATED ACTIVITIES REQUESTED BY
REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITIES
AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. SOME REQUIREMENTS MAY EXCLUDE INDIVIDUALS
WHO POSE A DIRECT THREAT OR SIGNIFICANT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF
THEMSELVES, THE PATIENTS, OR OTHER ASSOCIATES.
patients from various hospital departments to and from the Diagnostic Imaging
walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting,
grasping, and feeling are necessary body movements utilized in performing
duties throughout the work shift.
be able to lift, move, and position patients of all weights, with varying
amounts of assistance in a fair manner on a regular and recurring basis.
have excellent hearing ability.
be able to read and write legibly in English.
acuity must be within normal range.
have reading and comprehension ability.
be able to perform heavy work:
Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to
50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to
be capable of handling information of a confidential nature.
have the ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions, and
must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a
have the ability to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and
have effective reading and comprehension skills.
have strong communication skills, written and verbal.
be able to work weekends, holidays, and all shifts.
have ability to prioritize tasks.
to cleaning agents and disinfectants.
to high stress and constant interruptions.
to electrical current.
to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
to body fluids, human tissues, contagious diseases, sharps, and explosive
to toxic gas, fumes, and odors.
EQUIPMENT USED: This must be considered only a representative, partial list,
since equipment changes may occur at any time.
System, Computer Terminal and Printer, Photocopying Equipment, Wheelchairs,
Stretchers,Electric Beds, Special Patient Chairs,IVAC Controller,IVAC
Pump,Special Beds,Patient Protective Devices,Lateral Transfer Device
DIRECTIONS: Use the keys
designated for Assessment, Learning, and Achievement sections. More than one item may be used per
section. Prior to working in
department, please complete self- assessment portion and return to
manager. Date and signature indicates
Asterisks (*) indicate critical criteria for job title competency. (OPTIONAL) Assessment/level key of 3
or 4 Required.
INDEPENDENTLY/PERFORMS COMPETENTLY & INDEPENDENTLY
NOT APPLICABLE FOR
SELF LEARNING MODULE
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR PATIENT
COLLABORATION WITHE PATIENT, FAMILY AND HEALTH CARE TEAM THE PATIENT TRANSPORT
AIDE WILL PROVIDE SERVICES IN RELATION TO THE FOLLOWING SYSTEMS:
A. Maintains accurate records of patient
transport to/from the D.S. Department
according to Department P/P Manual.
A. Provides indirect supervision and
participates in documentation and evaluation of clinical performance of
A. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills
necessary to communicate and provide a safe environment for the
infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult,
geriatric patient per the established age-specific education/ standard.
Utilizes RIS to check in and check out patients.
Identify the patient per policy and procedure by verification of name
Perform handoff communication
(SHARED policy) when transporting patients.
A. Demonstrates proficiency with regards to
use of the following according to equipment manuals:
3. Portable Oxygen Tanks
4. Lateral Transfer Devices
5. Personal Protection Equipment
B. Demonstrates basic knowledge regarding
transport of patients with the following support devices:
1. IVAC, other med. pumps
2. Chest, etc. drainage devices
3. Various catheters
A. Transports patients to/from Nursing Units
and Diagnostic Services Department according to Department P/P Manual
q Meets Overall Performance Standards
q Does Not Meet Overall Performance Standards
undersigned acknowledge the successful completion of the criteria listed above.
DEPT. MANAGER SIGNATURE: