West Virginia

Support Associate

Job description          

The Support Associate role is a position providing
support to the patient care team as well as directly attending to certain,
specified needs of the patient. The
Support Associate performs the transportation of patients to and from
testing areas and other areas as needed. The Support Associate
also transports various items throughout the facility.

MINIMUM

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION,

CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1.

Obtain certification in HeartSaver
First Aid within 30 days of hire date.

PREFERRED

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1.

High school diploma or
Equivalent is preferred.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The
statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work
being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as
an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Escorts patients or items safely to the
appropriate departments in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility,
Physician Office Center, Cancer Center and Health Sciences Center.

2.

Courteously greets patients, identifies
self, and then assists in preparing the patient for transport from the
department.

3.

Monitors the integrity of patient's
monitoring and invasive devices at all times during transport, and intervenes
in emergency situations to ensure patient safety.

4.

Responsible for transporting patients with
oxygen, including handling and storage of oxygen.

5.

Observes and reports to the RN all patient
concerns or changes in condition while in transport.

6.

Promptly communicates return of patient to
the RN.

7.

Disinfects wheelchairs and stretchers,
after each use.

8.

Upon discharge, identifies and safely
assists with the transport of patient and patient's possessions to discharge
vehicles.

9.

Transports patients and items to and from
all areas of the WVUH Campus in a safe and timely manner.

10.

Must be able to use the patient transport
dispatching system according to the guidelines set up by the Department
Manager.

11.

Maintains proper oxygen tank levels on each
unit daily

12.

Positions wheelchairs and stretchers back
to place of origin.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The
physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.

1.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends
minimizing the need for employees to manually lift patients, and limit safe
patient handling to 35 pounds. All transfers, lifts and re-positioning will
be completed utilizing the lift equipment and/or other patient handling aids
as indicated by the patients profile and appropriate algorithms.

2.

Heavy/Hard work:
Work requires strength and/or stamina for lifting, moving, stooping,
reaching, standing, and walking for long periods of time. Handling of
materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Pushing/pulling carts weighing
up to 200 pounds.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work
environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1.

Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) may have limited access to
medications including during transport of non-controlled substances at
the request of a licensed care provider.

Date Reviewed/Revised: November 2017
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