Patient Transporter (Patient Escort)

Position: Patient Transporter (Patient Escort)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Shift: Various

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Patient Transporter — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll be responsible for providing patient transportation services, delivery of patient equipment, and lab specimens.

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Responsibilities :

  • Transports/escorts patients promptly to and from patient rooms and patient care service areas utilizing proper patient transportation equipment within established time frame
  • Consistently verifies patient I.D. information against patient dispatch information to ensure accurate transportation of patients to the appropriate areas
  • Receives patient chart from patient’s assigned nurse prior to transport of patient
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information at all times
  • Displays a working knowledge of policies and procedures relating to patient transportation, delivery of patient-related equipment, and specimen delivery
  • Demonstrates proper mechanical skills in operating and maneuvering transportation devices, (i.e. wheelchairs, stretchers, IV poles, carts, wagons, high chairs, and bedside tables)
  • Communicates with patient and family in an age-appropriate manner
  • Provides specimen delivery
  • Delivers/retrieves patient-related equipment
  • Provides a high level of customer service
  • Demonstrates ownership for responsibilities in assigned area and other designated areas
  • Demonstrates accountability for customer service and professional behavior through personal work ethic, teamwork, and effective communication skills


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Previous experience in a hospital setting is preferred

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