Job Description

Job Title: Supervisor, Transportation Services
Job ID: 646826
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Escort Services
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Reports directly to the Manager, Transportation and Linen Services and ensures that personnel transport patients in a safe, comfortable, and courteous manner to and from appropriate treatment centers and patient care units. Also provides direction for the efficient transportation of specimens, supplies, materials, mail, and equipment. This position supervises all transportation personnel.

  • Be certain that the transporters are maintaining efficient and sanitary vehicles.
  • Evaluate and supervise the orientation of new transportation personnel and volunteers to insure maximum growth with sufficient information provided.
  • Incumbent will conform to attendance policies
  • Know and enforce general hospital policies with respect to the transporter, team leaders and dispatchers.  
  • Determine avenues of corrective action when abuse occurs.
  • Knowledgeable of all safety, fire, evacuation, emergency care, and disaster policies and procedures.
  • Maintain communications with patient care unit, treatment center, central service, respiratory therapy, and laboratory supervisory personnel so that maximum efficiency of the department is achieved. 
  • Employee ensures that he/she will conduct himself/herself in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform any supplemental duties requested by the Director, Manager, or Administration relative to the efficient, safe, and responsible operation of the department.
  • Prepare and monitor transportation department payroll sheets and time cards.
  • Provide proper scheduling for all assigned shifts.
  • Supervise the reporting and clerical activities of transportation and dispatchers.
  • Supervise transporters and team leaders in the movement of specimens, patients, materials, supplies and equipment to and from assigned areas.
  • Ensures that a handoff of medication occurs with the nurse.


  • HS Diploma/GED required.
  • Three years relevant experience required. 
  • One year relevant leadership experience required.

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 or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $16.61 to $27.60

Union Position: No

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