Transporter Job at DCH Health Care Authority, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • DCH Health Care Authority
  • Tuscaloosa, AL

Job Description

He/she is responsible for transporting patients to and from designated areas. Assists imaging services staff in patient care.


  1. Uses I Care principles to ensure proper patient identification, correct exam, and to improve patient communication and engagement.
  2. Transports ambulatory, wheelchair, stretcher and bed-bound patients to and from designated areas.
  3. Is able to provide for the transport needs of patients of all ages; to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
  4. Takes responsibility for care, cleaning and maintenance of all transport equipment used in the transport of patients.
  5. Takes responsibility for supplies used in the transport of patients; i.e. O2 cylinders, warm blankets, etc.
  6. Transports patients with safety and care to and from Imaging department; following guidelines for safety and identification.

DCH Standards:

  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet. Responds timely to all forms of communication.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  1. High school graduate or equivalent with good perception of order and minute details; self-motivated with the ability to stay focused on repetitive tasks.
  2. Strong communication, detail oriented, critical thinking, problem solving and customer service skills are essential; quick learner, works at fast pace, expeditious, friendly and courteous to staff and physicians.
  3. Must be efficient in the use of all office equipment, computer and keyboard operations and related material essential to good patient care and reports any problems when necessary.
  4. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.



  • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Contact with others
    • Electronic mail
    • Frequency of Conflict Situations
    • Face-to-Face Discussions
    • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    • Telephone
    • Work With Work Group or Team
  • Physical Work Conditions
    • Awkward Positions
    • Exposed to Disease or Infections
    • Exposed to Radiation
    • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled
    • Physical Proximity
    • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body
    • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping or Crawling
    • Spend Time Standing
    • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools or Controls
    • Spend Time Walking or Running
    • Wear Radiation Protection
  • Structural Job Characteristics
    • Consequence of Error
    • Freedom to Make Decisions
    • Frequency of Decision Making
    • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results
    • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate



  • Physical Abilities
    • Dynamic Flexibility
    • Extent Flexibility
    • Gross Body Coordination
    • Gross Body Equilibrium
    • Stamina
    • Static Strength
    • Trunk Strength
  • Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
  • Physical presence onsite is essential.



  • Work Styles
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Attention to Detail
    • Concern for Others
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Initiative
    • Integrity
    • Self-Control
    • Social Orientation
    • Stress Tolerance
  • Work Values
    • Achievement
    • Independence
    • Relationships
    • Working Conditions

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