Transporter / Orderly - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
300 job postings for the occupation of Transporter / Orderly in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Transporter / Orderly. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Transporter / Orderly Do:
Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment.
Common Job Activities:
- Lift or assist others to lift patients to move them on or off beds, examination tables, surgical tables, or stretchers.
- Transport patients to treatment units, testing units, operating rooms, or other areas using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds.
- Disinfect or sterilize equipment or supplies, using germicides or sterilizing equipment.
- Clean equipment, such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, or portable medical equipment, documenting needed repairs or maintenance.
- Respond to emergency situations, such as emergency medical calls, security calls, or fire alarms.
- Change soiled linens, such as bed linens, drapes, or cubicle curtains.
- Collect and transport infectious or hazardous waste in closed containers for sterilization or disposal, in accordance with applicable law, standards, or policies.
- Clean and sanitize patient rooms, bathrooms, examination rooms, or other patient areas.
- Transport specimens, laboratory items, or pharmacy items, ensuring proper documentation and delivery to authorized personnel.
- Collect soiled linen or trash.
- Separate collected materials for disposal, recycling, or reuse, in accordance with environmental policies.
- Provide physical support to patients to assist them to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.
- Restrain patients to prevent violence or injury or to assist physicians or nurses to administer treatments.
- Carry messages or documents between departments.
- Turn or reposition bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
- Take and record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.
- Transport portable medical equipment or medical supplies between rooms or departments.
- Position or hold patients in position for surgical preparation.
- Stock utility rooms, nonmedical storage rooms, or cleaning carts with supplies.
- Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
- Stock or issue medical supplies, such as dressing packs or treatment trays.
- Transport bodies to the morgue.
- Supply, collect, or empty bedpans.
- Serve or collect food trays.
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