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CommonSpirit Health Patient Transporter in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



Transports or escorts patients and families throughout the medical center to support timely delivery for testing, transfer between units, or discharge.


  • Assumes responsibility for safe patient transport from point of pick up of patient to delivery to the receiving department or discharge.

  • Prepares for and carries out transport of patients, patient belongings, equipment, supplies and medical records to and from departments.

  • Transfers patients to/from cart/bed/wheelchair using correct and safe equipment and techniques. Assists with patient lifts/moves as requested by Mercy staff.

  • Documents work activities according to policy and procedure.

  • Responds appropriately to patient requests and according to policy and procedure if these exist.

  • Observes and reports pertinent patient and family information to clinical/testing site personnel to promote patient safety and according to policy including IV pump alarms.

  • Provides appropriate information and directions to visitors, patients and staff as needed.

  • Cleans and stores equipment properly.

  • Maintains the physical environment in a clean, well stocked and orderly manner.

  • Complies with OHSA/The Joint Commission, infection control, and other pertinent regulatory requirements and guidelines.

  • Reports physical environment and safety issues to appropriate department or Safety Officer.

  • Utilizes software, pagers, phone systems and other resources appropriately and according to policy and procedure to respond to requests for service in a timely manner.

  • Displays competency in location of department/floor/units through out the facility.

  • Demonstrates efficient use of supplies, time, and equipment.



  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Medical terminology preferred.

  • Healthcare experience preferred.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Successful completion of transporter training and competencies.

  • Basic computer skills preferred.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-133789

Employment Type Full Time

Department Patient Transportation

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Evening

Standard Hours 3p-11:30p

Work Schedule 8 Hour