Position Description

Patient Transport Specialist - UChicago Medicine
Location Chicago, IL
Job Code 1289
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The Patient Transportation Specialist provides the necessary safe and timely transportation of patients, charts, specimens, clinical equipment, etc. to required destinations within the Health Center. 

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Hiring Company: The University of Chicago Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, one of the nation's leading academic medical institutions, has been at the forefront of medical care since 1927, when it first opened to patients. Today, it comprises the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, a top 10 medical school in the country; the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, a section committed to scientific discovery; and the University of Chicago Medical Center, consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Twelve Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine have been affiliated with the University of Chicago Medicine.

University of Chicago Medicine physicians are members of the University of Chicago Physicians Group, which includes more than 700 physicians and covers the full array of medical and surgical specialties. Our physicians are faculty members of the Pritzker School of Medicine.The University of Chicago Medicine has been at the forefront of medical care since 1927, when we opened our doors to the first patients. Located in historic Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago, the medical campus includes the Center for Care and Discovery, Comer Children’s Hospital, Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital for adult inpatient care, Chicago Lying-in Hospital, and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine.

Job Description: Patient Transport Specialist
The Patient Transport Specialist, under the direction of the Manager or his/her designee, provides the necessary safe and timely transportation of patients, charts, specimens, clinical equipment, etc. to required destinations within the Health Center. The Patient Transport Specialist will also perform safe and mechanically appropriate patient lifts and turns on a scheduled or on-demand basis.
 

Qualifications:

  • High School or equivalent Prior patient care experience preferred On the job training is provided
  • Requires physical strength and endurance necessary to lift, turn, and transport patients without causing injury to patient or self. Occupational Health will assess applicants’ physical capabilities prior to employment
  • Requires the knowledge of lift and transfer skills to perform essential job functions without injury to patients. On the job training is provided
  • Requires the ability to properly use various equipment used in transportation (wheelchairs, stretchers, IV poles, etc.). On the job training is provided
  • Requires the ability to locate patient care areas, various therapeutic services departments, and various diagnostic and testing departments On the job training is provided
  • Requires the knowledge to conduct tasks according to departmental standards for timeliness, safety, and communications
  • Requires the ability to properly use the telephones and pager systems to communicate with dispatchers regarding work status. On the job training is provided
  • Requires the ability to input and process data, analyze data, and think logistically in order to match departmental resources to demand. Must be able to maximize productivity and to minimize customer wait times
  • Requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to problem solve and prioritize workload under pressure Requires strong verbal skills to provide precise instructions to staff
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures; training will be provided

Licenses/Certifications:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – Basic Life Support

Employment/Schedule:
Starts as on-call employment, after 90 days candidate will have performance/attendance evaluated to determine potential for conversion to permanent employment. Hours will normally range between 25 to 40.

Shifts: 1st: 7am - 3pm, 2nd: 3pm - 11pm, 3rd: 11pm - 7am (must be open to work two shifts. Once assigned you'll be given a steady, consistent schedule.)

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Eligible for full benefits package once converted to and permanent.

Other requirements
Must be open to a background check & drug test

 

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