Job Description

Job Title: Patient Transporter -Temporary
Job ID: 683810
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Escort Services
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Performs safe and efficient transport of patients and items to and from nursing units and other departments in accordance with established policies and procedures.

This temporary position is Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Accurately record transportation data via the department's prescribed method.
  • Comply with all departmental policy and procedure, including safety, personal conduct, and dress code.
  • Courteously and empathetically interact with patients suffering from a range of ailments.
  • Inspect and disinfect transportation equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Respond to dispatchers via pager and/or phone.
  • Safely transport and/or escort patients to and from various locations, such as operating rooms, patient units, and treatment centers in an efficient manner.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Six months of uninterrupted employment in customer service or home healthcare Hospital/healthcare experience preferred.
  • CPR and AED certifications strongly preferred.
  • Ability to remain on feet and mobile for at least eight hour periods, while pushing walking with, and assisting patients throughout the facility.
  • Ability to push weights of 150 lbs. and over for entirety of shift.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in an ever-changing environment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance or Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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