Transporter Job Description

Transporter Job Description

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Transporter provides safe transport, following proper body mechanics and patient risk/precautions.

Transporter Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective transporter job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included transporter job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must interface with vendors such as body shops, dealerships, and insurance agents
Demonstrates knowledge of proper lifting technique
Transports patients to and from the department in wheelchairs or upon a stretcher, as directed
Receives and carries out transport assignments
Inspects transport equipment for cleanliness, operational ability and safety
Delivers pharmacy vouchers, laboratory specimens, patient belongings, medical records and admission records to appropriate areas within hospital
Safely handles oxygen equipment, IV equipment and other medical equipment according to hospital policies and procedures
Prepare for transport in imaging
Transport patient to imaging services
Return transport

Transporter Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Transporter

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, CPI, AHA, BCLS, NA, NOTE

Education for Transporter

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the transporter job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Technical, General Education, Medical, Supervision, Performance, Health, Health Care, Nursing, High School Education

Skills for Transporter

Desired skills for transporter include:

Medical terminology
Proper body mechanics
Safety practices used in the transporting of personnel
Merchandise
Fire safety
Infection control policies
Smoking
Proper body mechanics for safe transfer of patient and self
PC
Ability to follow instructions

Desired experience for transporter includes:

Transports patients to and from various departments in wheelchairs or on stretchers, as directed
Must have a vehicle to travel to these locations including a valid driver’s license
Must be able to follow ICU Medical’s designated cleaning instructions
Must be able to walk for extended periods of time searching for devices
Must be able to push a hand cart of approximately 300 lbs
Provides courteous, safe transport of patients and/or supplies throughout the facility

Transporter Examples

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Transporter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of transporter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for transporter
  • Identify patient, correct medical record and documentation of the continuum of care
  • Identify common patient response and notify the appropriate health care provider
  • Understands malfunction of basic patient care equipment and notify the appropriate health care provider
  • Provide transportation for patients to and from departments within the hospital as needed
  • Be responsible for safely transporting patients using appropriate equipment, wheelchairs, stretchers, beds
  • Perform activities related to transportation of patients as directed
  • Provide mail and messenger services
  • Ensures proper height is kept on I.V
  • Transports inpatients in a safe and efficient manner
  • Uses appropriate and approved transport pathways to ensure confidentiality
Qualifications for transporter
  • Reasoning, math and language skills should be performed at the high school level
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card
  • Extremely heavy physical effort (lift/carry 50 lbs or more) lofts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
  • Physical demand are constant walking, standing, stooping, bending, turning, lifting
  • Uses isolation precautions and/or standard precautions appropriately
  • Places soiled linen in designated areas
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Transporter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a transporter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for transporter
  • Cleans transport equipment before and after every single patient and returns to appropriate storage areas
  • Responds to Code Disaster, Code Green, Code Pink, Code Red, and Code Yellow when required
  • Utilizes written Patient Handoff Form and ensures that handoff form is filled out prior to initiating transport and signs and turns in form immediately after completion of transport
  • Responds to pager or other communication device such as Vocera badges in a timely and effective manner
  • Communicates openly with operators and with other staff members
  • Informs test sites and operators of any delays and clears transports when completed
  • Communicates with test sites if transport will be delayed
  • Transports patients to designated areas of the hospital
  • Transports materials to appropriate destinations
  • Serves as the fill in dispatcher
Qualifications for transporter
  • Healthcare BLS CPR certification, AHA is required
  • High school, GED or equivalent technical training
  • Previous Hospital Transport or Guest Relations experience is preferred
  • Two years Patient Transport experience preferred
  • High School graduate or equivilant
  • Must be at least 18 years of age if working in Radiology areas (per Intermountain's Employment of Minors Policy)
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Transporter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a transporter. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for transporter
  • Helps assure a clean, safe environment with stocked supplies and functioning equipment
  • Receives delegated work adhering to the five rights of delegation
  • Deliver supplies, equipment, medication, and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner
  • Transports patients between hospital departments using wheelchair, gurney, beds or by assisting to walk
  • Responds to all codes, disasters and fires and functions at the direction of the team leader or shift director
  • Transports deceased patients from nursing department to morgue
  • Weighs patients requiring the use of a bed/chair scale
  • Transfers beds and other patient care equipment between areas of the hospital
  • Uses computerized Medical Information System in accordance with job requirements and confidentiality policies
  • Three to six months in hospital setting preferred
Qualifications for transporter
  • Experience as a Patient Transporter
  • Experience working in behavioral health preferred
  • Previous experience in environmental services (hospital/hotel industry) preferred
  • Two (2) to five (5) years’ experience in the field of law enforcement and/or security, or equivalent preferred
  • Experience as a cook or cook’s helper in an institutional food service facility preferred
  • Two (2) years in a hospital environment preferred
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Transporter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of transporter. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for transporter
  • The transporter performs a variety of technical procedures that require rational independent judgement, ingenuity, and initiative in performing with and assisting Radiologic Technologist(s) with basic departmental functions and goals
  • Gathers complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to all customers
  • Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that reinforces physician, patient and co-worker respect and confidence
  • Support a "Culture of Safety" within their facility
  • Notify supervisor of mechanical lifting devices in need of repair
  • Contact Ergonomic Specialist for difficult patient handling situations
  • Complete re-training when directed by department management
  • Be evaluated for compliance and competency as determined in the employee’s annual performance evaluation
  • Responsible for safely transporting patients using appropriate equipment, , wheelchairs, stretchers, beds
  • Gather complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to all customers
Qualifications for transporter
  • AHA Healthcare provider BLS and ACLS
  • EKG recognition course provided by facility must be successfully completed during 90 probationary period
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds or more with assistance
  • Ability to work weekend, holidays and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing needs
  • This position can recognize needs and behaviors of all age groups
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check with California Department of Corrections and transport prisoners as part of daily job requirements
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Transporter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a transporter. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for transporter
  • Notifies Nursing or patient monitoring staff before taking the patient out of ward and immediately upon returning the patient to the ward
  • Transports patients via wheelchair, stretcher, bed, morgue cart, to and from clinical, ancillary and support departments throughout PSPH
  • Function independently through the utilization of an interactive voice response computer based Patient Tracking System
  • Ability to operate the Transport Tracking system appropriately and efficiently by demonstrating proper phone use and following system processes
  • Transports only the correct patient in the correct manner of conveyance
  • Transporting, stocking, and locating of materials, supplies, specimens, equipment and miscellaneous items
  • Transport patients to and from clinical, ancillary, and support department areas as directed by the Dispatcher
  • Assist clinical personnel in transferring patients to or from beds, chairs, wheelchairs or stretchers
  • Train other employees in day-to-day procedures
  • Responsible for having knowledge of the hospital Meditech system
Qualifications for transporter
  • Carrying, Hearing/Listening, Lifting, Pushing/Pulling, Seeing, Speaking, Walking, Standing
  • Current American Heart Association CPR card
  • Minimum 6 months recent experience in a medical office, hospital/acute care environment
  • Must possess superior customer service skills, along with excellent organizational, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Active certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant preferred
  • Perform safe patient transfers

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