Patient Transporter – Part-Time – Oakland


UPMC Presbyterian is hiring part-time Cardiac Transporters to help support the day-to-day operations of the Transportation Services Department located in Oakland, PA. The days and shifts for these positions will vary.

The Transporters will be responsible for safely and efficiently transporting patients and equipment to and from nursing units and other departments throughout the hospital in accordance with established policies and procedures. In this fast-paced position, you will be walking approximately seven miles a day while interacting with patients and contributing to their quality of care.


  • Transport patients, equipment, supplies, specimens, and morgue patients via prescribed vehicles between the patient units, treatment centers, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Safely transfer patients in and out of hospital beds, stretchers, and wheelchairs
  • Safely monitor patient heart rate, respiratory rate, and pulse ox during transport.
  • Maintain a positive attitude characterized by caring, concern, and support for patients, visitors, medical staff, and coworkers.


  • Must be able to rotate shifts that provide 24-hour/day, seven days per week coverage.
  • Ability to accurately follow departmental procedures.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in the prioritization of work.
  • Effective organization and communication skills.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients; transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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