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Lead Patient Transport- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 153970
Category: EMT/Transport
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: To Be Determined

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Department of Patient Transport at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a 1st shift Full-Time Lead Telemetry Transporter:


Primary function will be to lead and coordinate Telemetry Transport operations including the Telemetry Transport Team. Provide oversight, education and personnel leadership, as well as serving as a liaison between Telemetry Transport and Surgical Support Leadership. Primary duty is to transport patients throughout the medical complex in a safe, courteous, and timely manner. When appropriate and requested by clinical personnel the Telemetry Transporter will monitor the patient's vital signs including heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, lung sounds, VAD parameters, pulse oximetry, and ECG tracings via appropriate monitor. In addition, the Telemetry Transporter will continuously assess the patient's overall condition and immediately notify the patient's nurse if any adverse conditions are detected or observed. When necessary, Telemetry Transporter Initiate Rapid Response and Code Calls for patients in declining status. Responds to assigned clinical emergencies and partakes in the hospital emergency preparedness plan for internal and external emergency management. Assists with patient movement when transferring patients from bed to wheelchair or stretcher. Carry out minor patient care duties while the patient is in transit. Transports deceased patients to the hospital morgue. Updates appropriate transport tracking system through use of assigned cell phone to maintain accurate location and times associated with patient transports. 


  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification (Required) 
  • Pennsylvania or National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification (Required)
  • UPHS Telemetry Transporter Training Program at HUP (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

H.S. Diploma or GED (Required)
5+ years of EMT and Patient Transport experience or 1+ year of Supervisory experience (Required)

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

   Current UPHS employees must apply HERE
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