Patient Transport Tech I - Full-Time


Children's Hospital of Richmond / Patient Transportation / Full time

The Patient Transport Tech I transports patients with an automated external defibrillator (AED) to and from nursing units in support of direct patient care. Respond and assist with medical emergencies and Telemetry messages from cardiac monitoring devices in order to notify clinicians or technologists appropriately. Transport cardiac patients and react to radiology/non-radiology treatment/procedural areas, and cardiac units. Delivers specimens, medications and medical equipment throughout the organization. Provides assistance by managing patient flow to the Emergency Department and Bed Management to prevent and relieve diversions and high census. Ensures patient safety utilizing Behavior Expectation for Error Prevention (BEEP) tools. Works collaboratively with fellow team members to provide a safe, caring, respectful and comfortable experience for all. Assists with emergency medical responses.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
CPR preferred
National Association of Healthcare Transport Management (NAHTM) Certified Healthcare Transporter (CHT) preferred

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
CPR certification required within 30 days of hire date
National Association of Healthcare Transport Management (NAHTM) Certified Healthcare Transporter (CHT) preferred

Experience REQUIRED:
Previous experience using a personal computer and various software applications, including Microsoft, e-mail, etc.
Strong communication, interpersonal, and critical-thinking skills.

Experience PREFERRED
One (1) year previous work experience in a healthcare setting and/or in customer service
Previous experience in intense and high-stress clinical environments and/or situations

Education/training REQUIRED:
High school graduate or equivalent

Education/training PREFERRED:
Post High School courses from an accredited program, in an allied health or healthcare-related field

Independent action(s) required:
Uses critical-thinking skills to recognize changes in a patient's baseline status before and during transport, which may include medical emergencies
Recognizes changes in a patient's baseline status before transporting.
Interacts effectively with nursing units, physicians, technologists and patients.
Documents specimen and medical equipment inventories.
Efficiently utilizes Tele Tracking XT, Cerner, Epic, MX-40, bed exit alarm, Power chart, Orchestrate, Vocera and iPhone for direct patient care
Follows hospital and departmental policies.
Job duties may include the handling, transportation, access to and/or contact with medications and related supplies.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):

Additional position requirements:
Must be prepared to work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, extended hours and during inclement weather to ensure patient flow and throughput
Employee is subject to outside environment conditions when providing requested services

Age Specific groups served:

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting up to 35 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Walking (distance)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical Thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Able to adapt to frequent change

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Practicing here

Want to work in a place where unbridled energy fills the halls, and where you experience unparalleled dedication to helping kids every day? Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is ranked among the nation’s best with an incredible team that’s dedicated to nurturing the champion in every child. It’s the perfect place to build a career where the sky is the limit.

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Quality of life

Richmond offers an exceptional environment outside of work as well. The Richmond area has been named among the 50 best places to live in the US with a combination of outdoor fun, history, a booming restaurant scene and an affordable cost of living. It’s the perfect combination of artsy, jazzy, outdoorsy and family-oriented.


At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we don’t just take care of patients. We treat our team like family. Our unbeatable benefits go beyond excellent health and retirement plans, supporting you in everything from tuition assistance to boosting your career to child and adult care options to make your personal life more manageable.

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