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Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Orderlie"

1) Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.

2) Carry messages or documents between departments.


3) Change soiled linens, such as bed linens, drapes, or cubicle curtains.

4) Clean and sanitize patient rooms, bathrooms, examination rooms, or other patient areas.

5) Clean equipment, such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, or portable medical equipment, documenting needed repairs or maintenance.


6) Collect and transport infectious or hazardous waste in closed containers for sterilization or disposal, in accordance with applicable law, standards, or policies.

7) Collect soiled linen or trash.

8) Disinfect or sterilize equipment or supplies, using germicides or sterilizing equipment.

9) Lift or assist others to lift patients to move them on or off beds, examination tables, surgical tables, or stretchers.

10) Position or hold patients in position for surgical preparation.

11) Respond to emergency situations, such as emergency medical calls, security calls, or fire alarms.

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12) Restrain patients to prevent violence or injury or to assist physicians or nurses to administer treatments.

13) Serve or collect food trays.

14) Stock or issue medical supplies, such as dressing packs or treatment trays.


15) Stock utility rooms, nonmedical storage rooms, or cleaning carts with supplies.

16) Supply, collect, or empty bedpans.

17) Transport bodies to the morgue.

18) Transport portable medical equipment or medical supplies between rooms or departments.

19) Turn or reposition bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.

20) Transport patients to treatment units, testing units, operating rooms, or other areas using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds.

21) Transport specimens, laboratory items, or pharmacy items, ensuring proper documentation and delivery to authorized personnel.

22) 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.

23) Separate collected materials for disposal, recycling, or reuse, in accordance with environmental policies.

24) Take and record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.

Job Description for "Orderlie" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Orderlie"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  31-1015.00


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