Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is seeking Patient Escorts for an immediate need at one of Chicago's premier hospitals. This role will start as a contract role with potential for extension and/or hire. 

 

Shift: 11am to 7:30pm

Rotating weekends required. 

 

The Patient Escort is responsible for the safe and efficient escort of patients, blood products, specimens and other patient related articles.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Disinfect/wipe down equipment with approved cleaning products between patient transports.

  • Assist patients onto escort equipment.

  • 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.

  • Provides, moves and cares for escort equipment for the movement of patients.

 

Required:

  • High School diploma or acceptable equivalent.

  • Enrollment in BLS training course within 2 months of hire and successful completion within 3 months.

 

Preferred:

  • At least 1 year experience with patient escort handling.

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