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Transporter

  • Job ID: 508164164
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Patient Transportation
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15 to $22.46 / hour

Description

UPMC Patient Transport team is growing. If you are passionate about helping people, working in direct patient care, and looking to make a difference in your community, we invite you to explore our team. As a Patient Transporter, you will support the day-to-day hospital operations by transporting patients to and from testing, procedural and nursing areas within the hospital. Patient Transport positions offer the unique opportunity to observe the healthcare team working together to provide the highest level of care. Patient Transporters interact with many professional health care services throughout the day including Imaging, Nursing, Security, and Pharmacy. This role is perfect for anyone interested in working as a Patient Transporter or looking for a stepping-stone to a career in healthcare.

As a Patient Transporter, you will be offered a flexible scheduling package between the hours of 6am and 11pm to promote work life balance. Transportation staff have the chance to schedule 4,8,10 and 12-hour shifts, weekday, weekend, and holiday shifts. Open positions currently at UPMC Harrisburg, UPMC Community and UPMC West Shore Hospitals. The Patient Transport department offers an individualized on-the-job training program. If you are self-motivated, ready to join a dynamic team, and looking for a fast-paced career in healthcare, we are looking for your application. We look forward to discussing employment opportunities and helping to launch you into a career in healthcare.

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.
  • Delivers 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.
  • Deliver supplies, equipment, and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • 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 communicates appropriately with patients, visitors, hospital personnel, and fellow employees at all times.

 

Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Customer Service experience preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire


Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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