Patient Transport Attendant - Central Transport - Per Diem/Varied in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/23/2020

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Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the immediate management of the Central Transport Supervisor, provides transportation of patients throughout the hospital, delivery of beds, gurneys and wheelchairs to units, exchange of portable O2 tanks throughout the hospital, and other special tasks to maintain department functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist patients in and out of bed, using proper safe patient handling techniques
  2. Uses wheelchair, gurneys, and other similar mechanisms appropriate to patient needs and safe practice.
  3. Communicates effectively with hospital staff prior to moving patients.
  4. Ability to achieve and maintain a departmental response time and turnaround time established by the department’s management team
  5. Ability to assess the patient’s needs prior and during transport.
  6. Follows through with task or special projects.
  7. Reports defective wheelchairs, gurneys, and other similar mechanisms to responsible party.
  8. Cleans and maintains all patient transport equipment as needed
  9. Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups.
  10. Follows established department procedures to accurately verify and transport the proper patient by using proper patient identifiers established by National Patient Safety Goals.
  11. Verifies mode of transportation, obtains patient chart, required paperwork, required linen and/or equipment.
  12. Transports patient, chart, and required equipment to various treatment and or diagnostic areas throughout the hospital in a safe and effective manner 100% of the time.
  13. Provides emergency assistance to patients who become ill during the transport process until proper staff can be notified and assistance arrives.
  14. Reports to nursing units/procedural areas and notifies nursing staff/techs of patient being transported and destination.
  15. Initiates or assists in transfer process from bed to mode of transportation. Requests and obtains instruction/assistance from nursing staff for patients that require isolation techniques, two-man lifts, etc.
  16. Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties.
  17. Uses Universal Precautions at all times.

Non-Essential Duties:

Assist in other areas as assigned and within competency ability.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  1. Knowledge acquired working in Patient Transportation Services or similar profession.
  2. Knowledge of working in a Hospital setting
  3. Knowledge of working with patients on a daily basis


Skills acquired working in a Patient Transportation Services position or similar profession.


  1. Ability to complete successfully all competencies required to perform duties in assigned areas.
  2. Ability to organize work and establish priorities.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written)
  4. Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties.
  5. Ability to function effectively under stress.
  6. Ability to adhere to standards of courtesy and conduct.
  7. Ability to complete tasks in time allotted.

AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:

  • Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
  • Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
  • Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone.  Success is about the whole team.
  • Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
  • Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
  • Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.

Education and Experience:


  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Preferred experience in Patient Transport Services or similar profession.
  • Preferred experience in patient care setting

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • CPR training within 30 days of hire date.

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy 
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Compliance & Integrity Program and its established policies.
  • Ability to follow the Code of Conduct

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work requires bending, pushing, pulling and lifting.

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.


Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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