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Patient Transporter
Jan. 22, 2019
University Medical Center
  • **About UMC****
    UMC is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region's only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children's Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care. UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech University which helps assist UMC's mission and supports Tech's academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where "Service is Our Passion"!

**UMC's Mission, Vision and Standards Include:**

Vision Statement: **To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country

Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow's healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence:
Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

General Job / Performance Information * Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED (some college preferred)
Health Care experience is desired
Customer Relations skills are a must

Environmental / Working Conditions
The Patient Transporter is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.

Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
This position requires interaction with medical staff, ancillary areas and patients directly in order to facilitate a quality multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

Job Description
The Patient Transporter delivers patients, equipment, medication, lab specimens, and paperwork from one location to another within University Medical Center, the Medical Office Plaza, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and other facilities. The Transporter responds to requests as assigned by the TeleTracking™ System via telephone and/or according to departmental policy. The Transporter is expected to respond quickly and courteously to calls from various departments throughout the UMC/TTUHSC complex and various MOP clinics. Transporters serve in a support capacity to various hospital departments and clinics.

Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
CPR Certification is required of all Patient Transporters and must be completed within the first 90-days of employment. Nursing Support Services will provide necessary training.

Physical Capabilities
The Patient Transporter must be emotionally and physically fit. The work requires considerable walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and moving of patients, specimens, medications, supplies, records, paperwork, and equipment. The atmosphere may at times become stressful and physically/emotionally demanding. Since assignments are based on the transportation needs of various areas and departments, the Transporter is required to work throughout University Medical Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the Medical Office Plaza. The work is of high risk for exposure to Biological and Chemical hazards.

Skills and Abilities
The Patient Transporter should possess good written and verbal communication skills, should be knowledgeable of the physical layout of the UMC/TTUHSC Complex, and follow established procedures and practices related to the position.

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