Transporter-Stroger Hospital


Job Number: 00121759
Job Posting: Jun 6, 2018, 7:47:34 PM Closing Date: Jun 21, 2018, 4:59:00 AM
Full-time Shift Start Time: 3:00 P.M. Shift End Time: 11:00 P.M.

Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73
Posting Salary: STARTING SALARY:$16.335
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Location: Stroger Hospital
In Patient Transportation
1901 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Shift: 3pm-11pm

Job Summary

Provides efficient transport of patients to and from diagnostic and treatment areas throughout the hospital, and timely transportation of expired patients from the unit to the morgue in a safe and customer service oriented manner.

Typical Duties

Transports patients using equipment such as wheelchairs, stretchers, or beds; may include attachments such as oxygen and infusion pumps

Identifies patient information and medical record, equipment to be used, and assists with the transfer to ensure the correct patient is identified for transport.

Utilizes telephones and pagers to receive and confirm patient pick-up requests and uses computers to navigate patient dispatch information.

Follows nurses lead and direction for patient safely

Returns any unused equipment to the department to be dispensed throughout the hospital

Clean and sanitize all transport equipment as designated

Obtains and verifies all insurance information

Abides by Cook County Health & Hospital System (CCHHS) personnel rules and CCHHS rules of conduct

Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED is required (must provide proof at time of interview)

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience as a hospital transporter

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

Knowledge necessary to mobilize patients and maneuver transport equipment

Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups

Strong customer service and empathy skills

Willingness and ability to abide by CCHHS personnel rules and the CCHHS Rules of Conduct

Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patent related materials in compliance with HIPAA requirements

Ability to operate telephones and electronic pagers to receive and confirm patient pick up requests

Ability to operate computers to perform simple dispatch navigation tasks

Ability to read, write, and comprehend is essential for patient safety and prevention of transport errors

Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction)

Ability to prioritize, manage time, solve problems, and take initiative

Ability to function autonomously and as a team member

Ability to work flexible hours work hours, including nights and weekends

Demonstrate attention to detail, and accuracy for noting any special precautions concerning patient safety

This position occasionally requires various types of physical exertion including but not limited to climbing, lifting, pushing, kneeling and crouching, prolonged standing, walking, bending at waste, operating equipment, and moving moderate to heavy weight

Benefits Package

Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

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When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date.

Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable

A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference


Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).

Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.

CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.

Cook County Health and Hospitals System is an equal opportunity Employer

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