Job Description

Job Title: Transporter (Presbyterian)
Job ID: 1800002D
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Transportation Svcs
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Job Summary 

Are you looking for a rewarding position where you can help others every day?  Do you thrive in an active and engaging environment?  Maybe you're interested in kick starting a career in health care.  Then a UPMC Presbyterian Transporter position could be an outstanding fit for you!  

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring transporters to help support the day to day operations of the Transportation Services Department located in Oakland, PA.  The days and shifts for these positions will vary. 

The transporters will be responsible for safely and efficiently transporting patients and equipment to and from nursing units and other departments throughout the hospital in accordance with established policies and procedures. In this fast paced position you will be walking approximately seven miles a day while interacting with patients and contributing to their quality of care. 


  • Transport patients and adjunct equipment via prescribed vehicles between patient units, treatment centers, and their designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner. 
  • Deliver supplies, equipment, and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner. 
  • Maintain a courteous professional demeanor and communicates appropriately with patients, visitors, hospital personnel, and fellow employees at all times. 
  • Perform inspections and disinfecting procedures on transportation equipment utilized by the department. 
  • Record transportation data electronically in the Transport Tracking System and/or manually on appropriate forms and logs utilized by the department. 
  • Report the status of transportation activities and abnormal activities to the manager in charge. 
  • Delivers supplies, equipment, medication and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner. 
  • Ensures that a hand-off of medication occurs with the nurse.


  • High School Diploma/GED OR 1 year previous job experience required in lieu of High School Diploma/GED. 
  • Prior customer service experience preferred.
  • Requires the ability to follow written and verbal instructions in order to successfully complete Transport duties and the ability to use Transport equipment. 
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients.  Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another. 


  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance 
  • Act 33 Child Clearance 
  • Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation within 30 days of hire
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.32 to $19.29 / hour

Union Position: no

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