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Patient Transporter (Part Time, Days)

Req #:  147022
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  NonClinical Support/Customer Service/Clerical Admi
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located on Chicago’s North Side, is one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit medical centers. Illinois Masonic Medical Center offers a wide range of medical specialties and is nationally recognized for its medical expertise, use of the most innovative technologies and dedication to patient safety, quality and service.  A commitment to community, medical education and ongoing clinical research affirms our mission of providing patients the highest quality care in Chicagoland, as illustrated by our many honors, including being named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.


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Position: Patient Transport

Location: IL Masonic, Chicago, IL. (North Side)

Part Time, (0.5)--working 20 hours a week; Day Shift


Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Central Transport, the Patient Transporter is responsible for transporting patients throughout the Medical Center. Provide Stat and routine errand services to Blood Bank, Pharmacy, Central Supply and Sterile Processing.


Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 6 months to one year experience as a transporter highly preferred, but not required
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of operating departmental equipment
  • Excellent Custoemr Service skills
  • Skills with various Age groups.
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • CPR Certification within 6 months of emplyment.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and different shifts to accommodate patient need.
  • Lifts 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.
  • Ability to maneuver and operate trasnport equipment.
  • Works with infectious specimens and patients.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.


  • Transports patients throughout the medical center either by assisting ambulatory patients by wheelchair, cart, or bed.
  • Observe patients condition and report any change to the proper personel immediately
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Make Routine Rounds of Medical Center for carts and wheelchairs. (there is no centralized storage for transport equipment)
  • Perform Routine Rounds throughout the Hospital, picking up requisitions, specimens, and patient discharge instructions.
  • Performs duties with awareness of Patient Safety, comfort, and privacy at all times.
  • Must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Patient Escort Department.


About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago