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Patient Escort-Patient Escort, Part-time, Evenings

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Part Time
Required degree level: 
Vision Accommodations
Hearing Accommodations
Mental Health
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Hours: Part-time, 24 hours per week

Shift: 2nd Shift

The Patient Escort is responsible for the safe and efficient escort of patients, blood products, specimens and other patient related articles. Specifically responsible for escorting patients as assigned. Responsible for checking each patient's name band prior to escorting to ensure proper patient identification. Provide and adjust escort equipment for safety and comfort of the patient i. e. , appropriate linen, side rails. Required to disinfect / wipe down equipment with approved cleaning product between patient transports. Assist patients onto escort equipment. If patients need additional help, patient care should be asked to assist. Shows ownership over escort equipment, including routine cleaning, linen dressing and minor maintenance. Responsible for notifying nursing or ancillary personnel upon arrival or departure of patients. Attends to the care of documents relating to the patient e. g. , medical charts. Makes routine specimen rounds when assigned to assure that lab specimens are picked up and delivered in a timely manner. Makes certain that all requisitions are attached and those specimens are properly bagged by department staff prior to delivery to the lab. Deliver blood products when assigned. Check name and number on each blood product for accuracy. Responsible for delivering deceased patients to the morgue when assigned. Report immediately any unusual symptoms of patients i. e. , fainting or shortness of breath during time of escort. Provides, moves and cares for escort equipment for the movement of patients. Must be able to speak, spell, read, write and understand English. Excellent communication skills and ability to interact well with patients of all ages. Must have good patient relations and courteous manners. Must be able to work under stress in a fast-paced environment. Must demonstrate reliability, punctuality and good attendance. This role may support additional projects, perform administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned.
Required: High School diploma or acceptable equivalent. Enrollment in BLS training course within 2 months of hire and successful completion within 3 months. Desired: At least 1 year experience with patient escort handling.

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