Patient Escort - Patient Transportation Job at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Houston, TX

Job Description

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." As a Magnet Recognized Hospital, we have a community of nearly 3,000 professional nurses who provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

The primary purpose of the Patient Escort position is to transport patients, specimens, shrouded bodies of deceased patients to the morgue and medical records/film safely and efficiently throughout the institution, as well as rounding up and maintaining all department equipment. The escort is required to provide and display professional and courteous customer service and demeanor.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of healthcare or customer service experience.

Hourly breakdown of salary range:
Minimum $17.00 - Midpoint $19.07 - Maximum $21.15

The first six weeks of employment will be spent in training. You must attend the following mandatory training schedule: Week 1 7:30am-4:00pm/Week 2-6 6:45am-3:15pm.

Operational Shifts:(working alternating weekends and holidays is required)








I. Patient Care:

* Transport patients, specimens, expired patients, medical records, and films safely and efficiently throughout the institution.

* Assist clinical staff with safely moving patients to and from beds, wheelchairs and stretchers.

* Meet and follow productivity standards and compliances set forth by department.

* Treat patients with care, discovery, and integrity.

II. Equipment Care:

* Ensure equipment is properly working prior to and after usage; promptly remove damaged and/or broken equipment from patient care areas; properly tag equipment for repair; provide and stage key areas with requested number of stretchers and wheel chairs for daily operations.

* Responsible for rounding up and cleaning equipment with the proper disinfectant prior to and after each usage; return equipment to the appropriate storage location.

* Maintain a working knowledge of the equipment needed to transport patients.

* Effectively use all technical tools; to receive and successfully complete transports and requests.

III. Certification and Training:

* Attend and complete annual training programs, such as the Employee Educational Event (EEE), Hand Hygiene, Infection Control Review, Age appropriate, Customer service through the education center and the department Education Specialist; ensure current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card.

* Complete the self-assessment; establish personal goals that align with those of the department and the institution as required.

Participate in monthly performance initiatives to stay up to date and in compliance with the institution and the department events, policies and procedures.

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Please Note: You may be required to transport Covid-19 suspected and/or positive patients. You will be provided with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The required PPE will involve a Fit Test. Proper fitting may necessitate trimming or shaving facial hair because beard growth or facial hair prevents a necessary seal between the respirator and the face.


This position requires:

Working in Office Environment: Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic): Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues: Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals: Yes

Exposure to radiation: Yes


Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent:

Never - 0%

Occasionally - 1-33%

Frequently - 34-66%

Continuously - 67-100%

Standing - Continuously

Walking - Continuously

Sitting - Occasionally

Reaching - Continuously


Up to 10 lbs - Continuously

10 lbs to 50 lbs - Continuously

More than 50 lbs - Continuously

More than 200 lbs- Occasionally


Up to 10 lbs - Continuously

10 lbs to 50 lbs - Continuously

More than 50 lbs - Continuously

More than 200 lbs- Occasionally

Use computer/keyboard - Occasionally



Required: None

Preferred: High School or equivalent


Required: None

Preferred: One year of healthcare experience


Required: None

Preferred: Heart Saver with Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 168178
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Days, Evening/Night, Evenings, Nights, Rotating, Varied
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 35,360
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 39,680
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 44,000
  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Referral Bonus Available?: No
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No
  • Science Jobs: No

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Full time, Local area, Relocation package, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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