Transfer Team Technician
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Job Title: Transfer Team Technician
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Nursing Support Services, Nursing and Nursing
Work Type: Full time
Department: GMC Medical Care Nursing Division
Date Posted: 11/07/2021
Job ID: R-20304
Job Summary Serves as the Primary Source for Best Practice
techniques in the mobilization of patients. Ensures patient's and
care givers safety at all times. Responsible for planning,
prioritizing, organizing and performing patient lifts or patient
repositioning, utilizing appropriate lifting devices and equipment.
Assumes responsibility for reporting equipment maintenance needs to
Clinical Engineering and monitoring inventory of patient lifting
and transfer equipment, along with maintaining proper hygiene of
equipment on each unit. Assists nurse educators with staff
education and training in use of patient lifting equipment and
appropriate lifting techniques and making specialty chairs
available whenever able and needed. Maintains database or other
documentation of key functions, and daily tasks.
Job Duties Serves as the Primary Resource for Best Practice
techniques in the mobilization of patients as the primary source of
clinical education on equipment and techniques when applicable.
Ensures patient's safety at all times.
Plans, prioritizes, organizes and performs requests for patient
lifting or repositioning as requested by the assigned nursing staff
or other personnel.
Provides accurate documentation of daily patient lifting or
repositioning activity on the Patient Transfer and Lift Team work
log and database.
Identifies appropriate lifting and repositioning technique and
device for each patient.
Communicates plan to nursing staff for documentation in the
patient's plan of care.
Maintains visibility on patient care units in order to offer
assistance with patient movement, between calls and scheduled
Assists nurse educators with training programs for staff related to
lifting techniques and devices.
Independently assumes role of mentor to nursing staff for the
utilization of all available lifting equipment in an appropriate
and effective manner.
Educates nursing teams on use of equipment.
Promotes use of proper body mechanics and technique when lifting or
Maintains listing of all available lifting and repositioning
equipment available and conducts quarterly inventory of
Maintains cleanliness of the equipment.
Assesses need for new or additional equipment and assumes
responsibility for testing equipment.
Responds appropriately in emergency situations.
Promotes positive image of the Patient Transfer and Lift Team and
the nursing department, through professional conduct, appearance,
Possesses interpersonal skills necessary for communicating
effectively and positively with patients, families, and other care
delivery team members.
Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that
could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.
Knows and follows organizational and departmental policies and
procedures applicable to assigned duties.
Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with
established hospital policy and procedure.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable
for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all
organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in
this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent
typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the
job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any
department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the
performance of the job related to that position.
Position Details Full-time - Rotating shifts (Days/Evenings).
Weekend and Holiday rotation.
Must be c apable of moving patients utilizing power lift equipment
and patient transfer techniques.
Education High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s) Basic Life Support Certification -
Default Issuing Body
Our Purpose & Values OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is
about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our
Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat
everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We
treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We
share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare
the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and
better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community,
and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our
patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare
benefits for full time and part time positions from day one,
including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as
important, from senior management on down, we encourage an
atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are
an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and
Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran
Keywords: Geisinger, Reading , Transfer Team Technician, Professions , Dornsife, Pennsylvania
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