Purpose of Position
Transfer patients safely throughout the organisation including infectious risk patients and patients who arrive by helicopter
Attend to dirty linen
Transport patient related items, equipment & medical files
Transport deceased persons from Wards / Areas to the Mortuary
Transport specimens, including infectious risk specimens as required
Move furniture as required (wheel based items)
Undertake tasks that compliment patient care - obtain needed equipment, deliver patient specimens and documentation.
Assist nursing staff in lifting and positioning patients
Assist nursing staff in pacifying and controlling refractory patients
Maintain and clean all equipment used for transfer of patients
Assemble traction beds
Connect fittings to gas cylinders when delivered to wards/units
Assist nursing staff with the care of patients and report perceived changes in the patients condition / mental status to nursing personnel.
Maintain patient confidentiality.
Assist the patient flow team in ensuring the timely and efficient transfer and movement of patients throughout the hospital.
Ensure equipment accessed and utilised is in good working order reporting defects in a timely fashion to facilitate safe patient care.
Respond to request by nursing staff, particularly in the case of an emergency or disaster.
To maintain courtesy at all times with all patients, visitors and staff.
To inform the Registered Nurse of any changes in the patient condition in the carrying out of the above duties.
Other related duties as directed.
Collect patient pharmacy items and other care requirements delivering them to the required destination in a timely fashion.
Assist with patient care, lifting and moving of patients as requested by nursing team leader/Nurse Unit Manager.
Daily maintenance of Muster Room.
Allocation and coordination of wardsperson’s daily duties and meal breaks if allocated as Muster room Coordinator. Operation of the telephone and two-way radio base station if allocated as Muster room Coordinator.
Completion of daily log sheets if allocated as Muster room Coordinator.
Undertake other tasks from time to time as directed by the Director Nursing and Midwifery to facilitate and maintain patient care and safety.
Adhere to policy and wardsperson business rules.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within the requirements of a role and under limited direction
Ability to work Mornings, Evenings & Night duty shifts, across a 7 day week roster.
Demonstrated ability to use all available information to effectively prioritise workloads
Be able to meet the physical demands of the position as listed in the physical requirements in the position description.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a proven commitment to customer service
Demonstrated ability to use problem solving skills to resolve challenges
Demonstrated understanding of work health and safety in an organisational setting