Student: Patient Transporter

Job description

Job Title:

Student: Patient Transporter

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3J5SE: Student Employment

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

On Campus/Off Campus:

On Campus

Salary Range:

$10.15/ hour (Pay increase available after probationary period) **$100.00 sign-on bonus; more details provided at interview.**

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Preferred Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Required to complete and successfully pass CPR or BLS class.

Hours per Week:

Looking for FT and PT, all shifts; weekend rotations required.

Job Summary:

You must be a current UK student to apply to this position.

Job Summary:
Responsible for the safe, timely and accurate transport of patients, medical equipment and patient-related items to their destinations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Properly and safely transports patients, secures IVs, drainage tubes, etc., and secures patient.
  • In accordance with the transportation of patients, uses wheelchairs and other approved rolling stock to carry out the essential duties of the position.
  • Demonstrates competency in transporting all specific age groups.
  • Ensures the safe, timely and accurate transport of patients to their destination using the proper requested equipment.
  • Communicates effectively with nursing personnel, clinicians, technicians or reception and dispatch.
  • Ensures the comfort of the patient by being attentive. Offers blankets, checks modesty and only engages in appropriate conversation involving patients. Never transports patients in severe pain.
  • Alerts nursing staff immediately to any signs of patient distress or equipment malfunction.
  • Maintains equipment and reports equipment needing repairs.
  • Complies with regulatory agency standards, including federal, state and JCAHO.
  • Adheres to facility confidentiality and patient’s rights policy as outlined in the facilities HIPPA policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills.
  • Service/Quality focused to meet a wide range of needs.
  • Able to navigate to/from various locations throughout the
  • Problem solver that can think quickly in cases of emergencies
    or unusual situations.
  • Able to multi-task and work at a fast pace.
  • Displays neat, professional appearance with a smile.
  • Physical ability to withstand frequent to prolonged walking, standing, pushing, pulling, and transferring patients.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Anticipated Start Date:





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Job No:
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 7/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time