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Patient Escort - Patient Transportation

Company: Ascension
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Full time 40 hrs a week Evening shift 3p-1130p, Weekends, 5 days a week, 8 hour shifts

BLS, High School Diploma

What You Will Do:

The Patient Escort is responsible for supporting the Mission and Vision of Ascension by under limited supervision, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, transports patients within the Hospital and other facilities.

  • Essential Functions
    • Maintain a positive and professional atmosphere for patients. Demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical or emotional stress.
    • Transport or escort patients by wheelchair, stretcher, bed or ambulatory means at scheduled times, or as needed, to and from areas throughout the hospital for testing, treatment, and nursing unit transfers. Ensure patient safety and prevents injuries by using proper lifting techniques, and applying body mechanics principles. Log patients in and out of departments.
    • Clean and maintain transportation equipment on a daily basis to avoid injury to patients or hospital personnel.
    • Move beds, carts, and other hospital equipment. Return equipment to designated areas.
    • Deliver specimens, blood and blood products, patient charts, and other patient materials to hospital departments or other areas.
    • Check proper identification of patient before transport.
    • Promote guest relations; anticipates and responds to needs of others; provides assistance in a courteous, quick manner; treat others with care respect, while maintaining privacy, confidentiality and dignity. Maintain a professional appearance and a clean, safe work environment.
    • Cooperate with all department personnel in a positive and professional manner.
    • Observe safety precautions; side rails up during transport, call light within reach, bed in lower position.
  • Non-Essential Functions:
    • Maintain a professional appearance by adhering to Dress Code Policy.
    • Perform special projects and duties as assigned.
    • This position requires the ability to identify age related differences within the persons served and the adjustment of treatment style and expectations as appropriate, including adjustments based on the person’s served cognitive function and learning ability. This will include taking into account their religious and cultural needs and preferences. 
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Successful completion of the Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support class at time of hire/transfer date required.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Providence Rochester is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension, Detroit , Patient Escort - Patient Transportation, Other , Rochester, Michigan

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