Porter

Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Cambridge, ON (30+ days ago)

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We are a large acute care, community hospital serving Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo with 280 physicians, 1100 full- and part-time professional health care staff and more than 500 active volunteers. Our vision is to provide exceptional healthcare by exceptional people, with an emphasis on giving patients and their families an exceptional experience when they visit our hospital. With help from our Foundation partners and our supportive community, we purchase over $4 million of medical equipment each and every year to help ensure you will work with the best tools possible when caring for your patients. In collaboration with universities and colleges, we are also a teaching and placement site for medical, nursing and allied health programs. To learn more about Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), please visit our website at www.cmh.org.

You will join CMH as we embrace a new era of care, expanded services and innovation. Construction is underway of a modern 5-storey tower and total renovation of all existing inpatient care and clinical support areas. Upon completion in 2022, our new hospital will contain:

Patient care areas that are doubling in size, including larger surgical suites to accommodate advanced minimally invasive surgical equipment and an Emergency Department with dedicated treatment areas for mental health and different surgical subspecialties
A patient-centred building design that promotes healing and intuitive wayfinding, while maximizing natural lighting and sight lines to the natural beauty of the Grand River
An increase in beds from 143 to 197 to accommodate expanded services like Surgery, Mental Health and Intensive Care. About 80% of inpatient rooms will be single occupancy to meet the latest infection control and building code standards for hospitals

Job Description
As a key contributor to CMH’s ongoing focus on quality patient care, this role concentrates on transportation of patients and various supplies throughout the hospital. The successful incumbent will manage patient transfers and must demonstrate excellent communication and patient care skills as they work directly with clients. Responsibilities also include the movement of wheeled goods, transport of stat specimens and linen supplies. The successful candidate must have a strong ability to prioritize, multitask and have a proven track record delivering quality results. This position is to work all shifts, days, nights and evenings including weekends and holidays. The physical requirements of job include constant walking, halls and corridors, stairs, ramps, uneven surfaces, tight spaces, reaching, bending, squatting, kneeling, pushing and lifting of moderate to heavy weights. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.

Skills and Qualifications:
Successful completion of secondary school required
2 years of current experience as a Porter required
Knowledge of infection control standards and procedures required
Demonstrated ability to frequently lift, walk, push, pull and stand is required
Previous experience in an environmental services program; specifically recent experience as a patient transportation position required
Basic computer skills and knowledge of Meditech system modules is required
CPR Certification is preferred
Strong team player
Excellent communication skills
Proven track record meeting schedules and deadlines with minimal supervision
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required
The successful external applicant is required to provide the applicable criminal record check, as requested by Human Resources, in accordance with federal and provincial legislation. Valid criminal record checks are in original format and dated with two months from date of conditional offer from CMH.