Penn Highlands Healthcare

  • Patient Transporter

    Job Location US-PA-DuBois
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/12/2018 8:02 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Patient Transport
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

    Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.


    DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, DRMC is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.

    The transporter under the direction of the dispatcher is responsible for transporting patients between departments, specimens and direct patient responsible for transporting patients between departments, specimens and direct patient related items between departments and performing assigned miscellaneous tasks.


    *Complies with DRMC policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations


    Transports patients of all ages and or assisting in the transport of patients and direct patient related items for admission, discharge, diagnostic tests, treatment procedures, and department to department transfers via bed, stretchers, wheelchairs, strollers and cribs as ordered by the dispatcher

    Assesses patient’s condition to assure that the mode of transportation is suitable, using age appropriate transportation, for the patient and the department

    Provides a safe environment for patient while transporting.  Assists department personnel with the restraint of uncooperative or debilitated patients as per Medical Center policies to provide safe transport

    Properly handles oxygen, chest tubes, IV’s, and urinary catheter by placing at the appropriate levels for flow and safely securing tubes for transport

    Obtains portable oxygen tanks for patient transport

    Responds to respective overhead CODES.

    Collaborate with healthcare providers on conditions & obtain correct transportation.

    Provides patient care in ER situations such as CPR until medical personnel arrives.

    Reports unsafe or broken equipment to the dispatcher and removes it from service.

    Be able to navigate multiple pieces of equipment at one time safely.

    Reports immediately any adverse, significant, or questionable changes noted in a patient’s condition to the RN, Supervisor, or other appropriate personnel.

    Attends department staff meeting, relevant inservice, and other mandatory functions as directed by the manager or dispatcher

    Assists in the department’s Quality Program as assigned

    Cross trains to dispatcher functions as requested by the manager

    Insures that all equipment is returned to appropriate storage areas.

    Appropriate Serialization and Storage of Equipment

    Other duties as directed.


    • High School graduate or equivalent required.
    • Healthcare Provider CPR certification required within (1) year of employment.
    • Familiarity with Restraint and Oxygen preferred.
    • Medical Terminology Course preferred


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