Patient Courier - #337842

University Medical Center

Date: 07/22/2021 18:30 PM

City: New Orleans, Louisiana

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 300-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services

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We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier

Job Summary:

The purpose of this job is to perform a variety of activities related to the transportation of patients and transport equipment in a timely, safe and efficient manner and to greet and assist patients and visitors as needed


Safely and efficiently transports patients and transport equipment from one location to another using established schedules and guidelines. Verifies a patient's identity prior to transporting the patient

Notifies nursing staff prior to removing a patient from unit and upon return to unit

Transports cadavers to the morgue with dignity and respect, following UMCNO guidelines for this process. Coordinates all aspects of this process with Hospital Public Safety department for gaining access and for assuring that morgue is properly secured upon completion of process. Completes associated logging of all information related to the process

Maintains regular communication with supervisor and staff, responding promptly to calls and pager messages. Monitors demand for courier services and reports need for changes in routing and schedules. Identifies and communicates to the director possible improvements in schedules, services, processes and procedures. Reports delays to dispatcher regarding delays in service/movement of patients

Ensures that courier equipment is properly cleaned and maintained. Enters supply room(s) on nursing units as needed to perform necessary job functions. Refrains from manipulating or removing any equipment/devices or intravenous fluids that are connected to the patient or stored in the area

Job Requirements:

American Heart Association: Basic Life Support-HCP

1 year of experience preferred

UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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