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Job Title: Patient Transporter

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and compassionate Patient Transporter to join our healthcare team. The Patient Transporter will be responsible for safely and efficiently transporting patients to and from various locations within the healthcare facility. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a strong attention to detail, and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.


  • Transport patients to and from various locations within the healthcare facility, including but not limited to, patient rooms, diagnostic imaging, and surgical suites
  • Assist patients in and out of wheelchairs, stretchers, and other mobility devices
  • Ensure patient safety during transport by following established protocols and procedures
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and healthcare team members
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of transport equipment and work area
  • Adhere to all healthcare facility policies and procedures


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a healthcare setting preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow established protocols and procedures
  • Ability to lift and move patients with assistance
  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and move patients with assistance
  • Ability to stand, walk, and push/pull equipment for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and reach overhead
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, and healthcare team members

Work Environment:

  • Fast-paced healthcare facility
  • Potential exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous materials
  • May require working in confined spaces and/or in areas with limited lighting

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Patient Transporter

What is the best way to find and hire a Patient Transporter near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Patient Transporter applicants. Employers posting their Patient Transporter job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Patient Transporter applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Patient Transporter are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 15 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Patient Transporter positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Patient Transporter role?
SMS has 91% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Patient Transporter job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Patient Transporters are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 143% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Patient Transporter applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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