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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

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Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Patient Ambulation Technician


UPMC Shadyside is hiring a Patient Ambulation Technician to join our team!


This is a Flex/Full-time position that will work daylight hours, typically 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Some evenings and weekend hours are available if preferred, but they are NOT required!  Holidays are also not required.

The Patient Ambulation Technician works in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Provides assistance to and works under the supervision of professional staff in implementing patient care treatment plans. Provides supervision in the Employee Fitness/Wellness program and assists with clerical duties. Transports patients and adjunct equipment between treatment areas. Maintains open communication with coworkers, physicians and other dept staff.


  • Assists with clerical functions.
  • Consistently reports to work for regularly scheduled shift while adhering to designated start/end times of shift and meal periods. Proper utilization of PTO.
  • Demonstrates timely completion of all annual competencies as required by department, regulatory and accrediting agencies and UPMC Health System.
  • Assists with the treatment of patients under the supervision of professional staff including but not limited to:
    • Ambulating patients as directed by licensed professional.
    • Patient treatment including transfers/bed mobility, vital signs, therapeutic activities/exercise.
    • Assisting patients with the use of various modes of exercise equipment.
    • Adhering to safety measures/procedures set forth by department policies and procedures.
    • Offering explanation/clarification to patients as needed (within their scope of this position, their experience and training).
    • Notifying licensed professionals when uncertain of treatment program/technique or if/when patient's response/condition changes.
  • Prepares for and responds to emergencies in a manner consistent with hospital/department guidelines.
  • Upon request by Supervisor, assists with staff development, special projects and community programs.
  • Promotes effective communication and demonstrates cooperation and teamwork within the Rehab Services Department, the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department, the hospital and with other health care professionals.
  • Participation in the Co-Worker Feedback program if asked.
  • Transports patients and adjunct equipment between treatment areas in safe, timely and professional manner.
  • Participates in meetings, inservices and continuing education.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and must possess technical training and experience in patient care and related activities.
  • Must be an effective communicator, outgoing and friendly and maintain open communication co-workers and other dept staff.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Undergraduate training in exercise science OR certificate in health related technical program preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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