Job Description

Job Title: Transporter
Job ID: 26706079
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: Pt Transport
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105

Description

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Deliver supplies, equipment, medication and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner. Ensures that a handoff of medication occurs with the nurse.
  • Report the status of transportation activities and abnormal activities to the manager in charge.
  • Transport patients and adjunct equipment via prescribed vehicles between patient units, treatment centers, and their designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Maintain a courteous professional demeanor and communicate appropriately with patients, visitors, hospital personnel, and fellow employees at all times.
  • Also is assigned as a one-on-one sitter and is responsible for the continuous observation of the patient to prevent the patient from harming himself/herself/staff/other patients or visitors during their hospital stay. 
  • Monitors Nurse Call System by answering calls in a timely fashion and appropriately dispatches calls to correct care giver.

Qualifications

  • HS Diploma/GED OR one year previous job experience required in lieu of HS Diploma/GED.
  • 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.

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 (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

Salary Range: $12.18 to $18.51 / hour

Union Position: No

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