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Lead Transporter - West Shore

  • Job ID: 348262978
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Patient Transport WS
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.84 to $25.30 / 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:

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

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Previous Transporter 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.
  • Prior work experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience with Patient Transportation System is preferred.
  • Prior customer service experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate professional with various user groups is required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
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
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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