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Ascension Health Patient Escort - Patient Transportation in Rochester, Michigan

We Are Hiring

8 hr shifts, 5 days a week. Some weekends.

Afternoon shift

What You Will Do

The Patient Escort is responsible for supporting the Mission and Vision of Ascension by under limited supervision, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, transports patients within the Hospital and other facilities.

  • Essential Functions

  • Maintain a positive and professional atmosphere for patients. Demonstrate interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical or emotional stress.

  • Transport or escort patients by wheelchair, stretcher, bed or ambulatory means at scheduled times, or as needed, to and from areas throughout the hospital for testing, treatment, and nursing unit transfers. Ensure patient safety and prevents injuries by using proper lifting techniques, and applying body mechanics principles. Log patients in and out of departments.

  • Clean and maintain transportation equipment on a daily basis to avoid injury to patients or hospital personnel.

  • Move beds, carts, and other hospital equipment. Return equipment to designated areas.

  • Deliver specimens, blood and blood products, patient charts, and other patient materials to hospital departments or other areas.

  • Check proper identification of patient before transport.

  • Promote guest relations; anticipates and responds to needs of others; provides assistance in a courteous, quick manner; treat others with care respect, while maintaining privacy, confidentiality and dignity. Maintain a professional appearance and a clean, safe work environment.

  • Cooperate with all department personnel in a positive and professional manner.

  • Observe safety precautions; side rails up during transport, call light within reach, bed in lower position.

  • Non-Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a professional appearance by adhering to Dress Code Policy.

  • Perform special projects and duties as assigned.

  • This position requires the ability to identify age related differences within the persons served and the adjustment of treatment style and expectations as appropriate, including adjustments based on the person’s served cognitive function and learning ability. This will include taking into account their religious and cultural needs and preferences.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Successful completion of the Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support class at time of hire/transfer date required.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

Additional Preferences

Why Join Our Team

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Providence Rochester is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.