Job Description

Job Title: Messenger Escort
Job ID: 717795
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: Escort Pool
Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132


Performs safe and efficient transport of patients and/or wheeled equipment in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Comply with safety policy and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Ensure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Examples include but are not limited to: checking for appropriate patient identification, knocking on patient doors before entering rooms, monitoring wheeled equipment for safe use, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment.
  • Promote patient safety, confidentiality, and privacy.
  • Respond promptly to patient (customer) requests and appropriately communicate needs to RN and/or other healthcare personnel.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Transport, transfer, and position patients safely.


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred. 
  • One year previous job experience required in lieu of High School Diploma/GED. 
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in order to successfully complete transport/escort duties. 
  • Ability to use transport/escort equipment. 
  • Prior job experience preferred. 
  • 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: Yes

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