Job Description

Job Title: Team Leader, Transportation Services
Job ID: 756640
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Transport Services
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


Coordinates the daily activities of the department, including assisting with employee training and performance assessment. Supervise the transporters in the movement of patients and equipment to and from assigned areas. Assists to facilitate complaint resolution.

  • Assist Supervisors with monthly system wide competencies on existing staff.
  • Coordinate and assist with the evaluations and training of all personnel in area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate the monthly in-services for the department with the Manager.
  • Develop an open working relationship with unit personnel and Supervisors.
  • Ensure that the daily work of all team members is completed and ensure that they go to their assigned locations.
  • In the absence of the Shift Supervisor temporarily act in a supervisory capacity; assume the responsibilities of this individual.
  • Maintain a courteous professional demeanor and communicate appropriately with patients, visitors, hospital personnel and fellow employees at all times.
  • Maintain control, location, and inspection of wheelchairs and/or stretchers.
  • Perform all duties of Transport position as outlined in job title Transporter.
  • Report any and all problems and suggestions to the Shift Supervisor.
  • Safely transfer patients in and out of the hospital bed.


  • HS Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Two years relevant experience required.
  • Knowledgeable about all safety, universal precaution, fire, evacuation, emergency care, and disaster policies and procedures. 
  • Knowledgeable of all transporter responsibilities and hospital layout.
  • Requires the ability to follow written and verbal instructions in order to successfully complete Transport duties and the ability to use Transport equipment. 
  • Ability to handle multiple demands in high stress and emergency situations is required. 
  • Ability to communicate professional with various user groups is 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
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $14.12 to $22.16 / hour

Union Position: No

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