Oregon Health & Science University

Transportation Aide 2 - Non OHSU Student Worker Role

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
Hospital Transportation
Salary Range
$15.00 - $35.00 per hour
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

This position is required to work 8 hour shifts 3 days a week, work must be done in the same shift

  • Ex: The ability to work 3 day shifts or 3 swing shifts or 3 night shifts (shifts listed below)
    • Day [9 AM - 5:30 PM (0900 - 1730)]
      Swing [1 PM - 9:30 PM (1300 - 2130)]
      Nights [11 PM - 7:30 AM (2300 - 0730)]


This position transports patients, material supplies, equipment, and miscellaneous items needed to support the medical, nursing, student, and administrative staff in the execution of their health care, education, and research missions maintaining a high customer service satisfaction. This individual may also participate on TQM teams and in employee development programs.


Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Enrolled in or on vacation from or is otherwise registered in: Undergraduate Program (minimum 6 credit hours), OR Graduate Program (minimum 4.5 credit hours). Must be enrolled in school somewhere even if on vacation.
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Ability to safely lift and transfer patients, equipment, supplies
  • Must be responsible and properly trained in the transportation of bio-hazardous items within 90 days of hire
  • Knowledge of Hospital Transportation Procedures
  • Experience in safe lifting, and transporting of patients, equipment, and supplies
  • Ability to prioritize a call and know when to call the dispatcher for assistance
  • Ability to determine, troubleshoot and deliver specimens to the correct lab in a timely manner
  • Ability to prioritize assignments to maximize customer satisfaction
  • Must be physically able to perform transportation duties safely and unsupervised
  • Also willing to rotate through daily assignments
  • Good communication skills with the public and staff
  • The ability to function under stressful situations
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Within 90 days of hire the employee will take the following certification programs: Body Mechanics, 0/2 gauge handling, Isolation precautions
  • All employees must report for work at their assigned time, and report to work in the proper uniform
  • Ability to adhere to transportation services attendance policy
  • This position must also take the mandatory on line training courses offered here at OHSU
  • Rotating shifts when needed
  • Exposure to human and tissue/fluids
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while transporting patients and materials throughout OHSU campus
  • Ability to carry and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use departmental equipment such as stretchers, wheelchairs, medical oxygen, vertical lifts, and hover matts
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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