Transporter - Per-Diem at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH)

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts

Job Description:


With energy and purpose, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, a member of the Mass General Brigham system, is advancing health care in western Massachusetts, and has been since 1886. Our network employs more than 2,000 medical professionals and support staff, at our main Hospital campus in Northampton and additional locations in twelve towns throughout the Pioneer Valley.

SHIFT: Per-Diem


Under the direction of the Support Services Manager and within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures, responsible for performing a variety of duties, including transporting patients, and sorting, processing and delivering mail and packages.

This position is part of the 1199SEIU Bargaining Unit at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.


  • Use proper body mechanics to transport patients and equipment to all areas of the hospital. Transport and lift bodies into the morgue.

  • Transport blood to the floors as requested.

  • With, or without, nursing personnel, transfer patients onto and/or off beds, wheelchairs, and stretchers during patient transport.

  • Change oxygen tanks and maintain proper number of oxygen tanks in each unit.

  • Ensure proper IV positioning; make minor body adjustments and reset IV accordingly during patient transport.

  • Monitor patients requiring one to one observation, reporting change(s) in conditions and needs, and care as supervisor indicates.

  • Respond to security and life safety issues as needed.

  • Process incoming and outgoing mail and packages using a variety of delivery companies including, but not limited to, United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service and Federal Express.

  • Process and track packages using UPS computer.

  • Process outgoing letters using an automated mailing machine. Maintain related records and track charges by printing reports.

  • Prepare special mailings with Postal Service; i.e. First Class, Pre-sort and Third Class Bulk Mailings. Complete necessary forms, sort and set up mailing for proper classification.

  • Sort interoffice memoranda and doctor's reports and distribute them to the proper locations.

  • Adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines.

  • Maintain established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, confidentiality, quality improvement program, compliance, safety, infection control, and environmental standards.

  • Maintain professional growth and development through attendance at seminars, workshops, conferences or in-services, professional affiliations, or journals to stay abreast of current trends in field of expertise.

  • Meet annual competency and retraining requirements.

  • Attend meetings as required.

  • Perform other functions/duties as requested.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (MOAB or equivalent) required within three (3) months of hire

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills required

  • Demonstrated basic computer skills required

  • Demonstrated good judgment required; demonstrated ability to interpret and adhere to both verbal and written instructions required

  • Three (3) to six (6) months Transporter experience preferred

  • Availability to work weekends, and holidays required

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Cooley Dickinson Health Care to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cooley Dickinson Health Care will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Cooley Dickinson Health Care embraces diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, and encourages people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply.
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