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Hospital Assistant – Central Dispatch and Transport

Swedish Health Services

This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted February 9, 2021.

**Description:****Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Hospital Assistant (Per Diem, Variable Shift) to work in Central Dispatch And Transport at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.**_The Hospital Assistant is responsible for efficient and timely movement of patients, specimens, supplies, and equipment throughout the hospital utilizing the appropriate mode of transportation and ancillary equipment while assuming responsibility for accurate identification of the patient, their safety and well-being._**In this position you will:**+ Safely transports patients throughout the medical center using two patient identifiers, ticket to ride, and the appropriate mode of transportation.

Makes sure wheelchairs and stretchers are cleaned and prepped for use.

Other transports include morgue deliveries, patient discharges, specimens, equipment, and supplies.+ Morgue maintenance: checking temperature, making sure it is clean, ensuring accurate deliveries by identification verification, cleans transport tarps after each use.+ Monitors patient safety and comfort making sure patients are adequately covered and comfortable.

Assists in moving, positioning, and lifting patients as needed.

Demeanor is polite, courteous, and professional.+ Maintains patient right to privacy and follows HIPPA guidelines.

Respects the right of patients, families, and other caregivers.+ Demonstrates flexibility to meet patient care goals, i.e., covers front desk and/or control desk for short periods, directs hospital assistant traffic, assists with film room duties (scanning, deliveries, burning CDs, etc.), directs outpatients to changing rooms and gives changing instructions, escorts lost visitors and patients to their destination.**Qualifications:****Required qualifications for this position include:**+ High School Diploma or GED+ Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)**Preferred qualifications for this position include:**+ Three (3) months previous patient experience+ Three (3) months experience in epic function**About the Cherry Hill Campus:**What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity.

On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish healthcare system.**We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits
– see our website for details****Our Mission**Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.Our Vision is Health for a Better World.**About Us**Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area.

It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area.

Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers.

Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.

Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.**Schedule:** On Call**Shift:** Variable**Job Category:** Patient Services**Location:** Washington-Seattle**Work Locations:** Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122**Req ID:** 275466

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