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Become A Patients Transporter

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Working As A Patients Transporter

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $26,695

    Average Salary

What Does A Patients Transporter Do At Granville Health System

* Transports patients by assisting patients in and out of cars and helicopters; lifting patients on and off beds; moving them to and from special service and treatment areas, and operating rooms; using wheelchairs or moveable beds.
* Transport patients to and from clinical, ancillary and support areas via wheelchair, stretcher as requested to include transport of patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips and special equipment.
* Comforts patients and their families by offering support and encouragement; being punctual and attentive to procedure schedules; demonstrating caring and cultural sensitivity.
* Transports equipment and supplies by picking-up requisitioned orders; delivering them to assigned treatment areas and patient care areas.
* Transports laboratory specimens by picking-up specimens and delivering them to specified laboratory.
* Transports deceased patients by following protocols and delivering them to the mortuary.
* Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with federal and state legal regulations and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements.
* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
* Enhances health care organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
* Assists in maintaining readiness of the Emergency Department (equipment checks, restocking, room turnover, etc

What Does A Patients Transporter Do At Compass Group, North America

* Ability to understand and apply knowledge of basic patient transport concepts, infection control practices, and proper body mechanics
* Understand and able to determine, explain, and develop dispatcher logic and transporter activities; monitor and supervise dispatcher activity
* Ensure proper operation and configuration of TeamChimes hardware, software programs, page and phone handling systems; troubleshooting and working with Information Systems and Persistech as needed
* Assist in coordination of Patient Transportation activities and services with other departments; develop service agreements as appropriate
* Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies including but not limited to Federal, State, JCAHO, OSHA, and CDC
* Orient, train, and develop all levels of personnel such as; dispatchers, trainers, transporters, couriers, drivers, and elevator operators
* Maintain a teamwork environment of highly motivated associates
* Assists unit director in achieving financial objectives; ensures department operates within budget; assists controlling departmental expenses

What Does A Patients Transporter Do At Aramark

* Maintains friendly, efficient, positive customer service attitude toward customers, clients and co-workers.
* Is responsive to customer needs.
* Provides transportation to various areas of the institution to facilitate patient care.
* Safely transports patients and their belongings, medical records, charts, blood, specimen and equipment to various areas of the institution.
* Safely moves patients with traction, IV’s, drainage apparatus, oxygen and other encumbrances.
* Prepares cots for delivery and picks up and delivers CS equipment and other requests, as needed.
* Adheres to all established systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment.
* Complies with OSHA regulations and other local, state and federal regulations.
* Maintains compliance with Aramark’s standards of operation.
* Adheres to Aramark’s Business Conduct Policy at all times.
* Maintains all records and reports to ensure compliance, with all local, stated and federal regulations and codes.
* Maintains compliance with all requirements of federal, state and local regulations and guidelines including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.
* Follows established department procedure to accurately verify and transport the proper patient by visually checking patient identification or verifying with nursing staff.
* Notifies dispatcher of status of assigned duties and proceeds as instructed.
* Transports patients upon admissions and discharge helping the patient in and out of vehicles at entrances.
* Dresses in designated uniform and adhering to proper hygiene when reporting to work and performing job duties.
* Adheres to the established policies addressing the confidentiality of patient information.
* Transports bodies to the morgue in a timely manner and ensures that proper documentation is completed.
* Other Duties:
* Provides emergency assistance to patients who become ill during transport process until proper staff can be notified and assistance arrives.
* Responds to Level I and Level II traumas at specified times.
* Assists in training new employees.
* Performs all other related duties

What Does A Patients Transporter Do At Ascension Health

* Transports patients via wheelchair, stretcher or bed to designated sites as requested, including patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips, monitors and other equipment.
* Assists patients with entering and exiting vehicles, including transfer from or to wheelchairs or stretchers.
* Delivers equipment and specimens to requesting staff or department.
* May assist staff with removal of deceased bodies from units and transport to morgue.
* Greets and provides information and direction to patients and visitors.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Patients Transporter Do At Lancaster General Health

* Performs patient transfer on and off appropriate transport equipment.
* Transports scheduled patients to all areas of the hospital.
* Retrieves and delivers equipment, patient transporting aids, and supplies.
* Completes cleaning tasks utilizing OSHA standards.
* Performs maintenance and/or inventory of equipment according to department standards.
* Monitors the condition of wheelchairs and litters and initiates repair through appropriate communication channels.
* Monitors and maintains transport system including computerized transport schedules.
* Demonstrates computer skills necessary to perform department specific responsibilities.
* Depending on location may need to reschedule patients and handle phone calls.
* Documents accurately and timely, according to department standards.
* Reports promptly unusual situations, reactions, effects or conditions related to patient care to the responsible person(s).
* Provides basic comfort, support and safety needs of patients.
* Functions as a patient advocate by resolving patient/family concerns through appropriate actions.
* Demonstrates proper responses to emergency situations.
* Identifies learning needs and seeks available resources and opportunities.
* Completes assignments within designated shift.
* Responds promptly to requests for assistance.
* Respects patient rights and maintains strict confidentiality.
* Demonstrates concern and respect for others thoughts and feelings and handles conflicts in a positive manner.
* Accepts accountability, as an individual and as a team member for all services provided.
* SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:** **The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
* Other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Patients Transporter

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Patients Transporter Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Hindi

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Arabic

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • Urdu

  • Romanian

  • Gujarati

  • Bengali

  • Nepali

  • Japanese

  • German

  • Polish

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Samoan

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Top Patients Transporter Skills

  1. Patient Safety
  2. Patient Care Areas
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • bring patients to and from procedures and test, patient safety, transport and lifting
  • Deliver equipment and supplies to assigned treatment and patient care areas.
  • Perform monetary transactions and customer service during bingo duty.
  • Perform some front desk operations as well to patients entering the emergency room.
  • Transported equipment and supplies by picking up requisitioned orders, and delivering them to assigned treatment areas and patient care areas.

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