SEIU Transport Asst

Rochester, NY


Exercising courtesy, sound judgment and initiative with patients and staff, escorts and transports patients to and from various clinical services and patient units. Delivers specimens and equipment; performs cleaning of equipment as directed. Sends and delivers carts on supply transport system and other related support duties.


Under the direct supervision of Supervisor, Transportation Center. May be assigned to any area within the department for periods of time and receives direct assignments and instruction from the supervisor of assigned area.


None. Assists in the instruction and training of new Transport Assistants.


Wheelchairs, beds, stretchers, carts, supply transport system, and any equipment stocked in the Equipment Center.


  1. As instructed by designated authority or Dispatcher, escorts and/or transports new admissions, in and outpatients between patient units, x-ray, outpatient departments, Emergency Department, Operating Rooms, Ambulatory Surgical Center and the various clinical services.

  2. Assists nursing staff in restraining disturbed patients, handling unusually heavy patients and the like; transports deceased patients.

  3. Picks up and delivers on a prescheduled or dispatched basis, a variety of items such as specimens, patient records, requisitions, patient mail, pharmaceuticals, etc.

  4. Delivers supplies and equipment from the Equipment Center; transports and sets up equipment such as: overhead frame and trapeze and footboard.

  5. Distributes meals and snacks to patients under direction of nurse, makes beds and helps with stocking of shelves with linen and other supplies.

  6. Performs cleaning of equipment as directed.

  7. Sends and delivers carts on supply transport system.

  8. Perform duties as clothing room clerk.


Ability to read, write, and speak English. Ability to push, pull, and lift patients, supplies and equipment

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU): How to request consideration for Transfer/Promotion after contractual posting period: Employees represented by SEIU must electronically apply in HRMS each time they wish to be considered for a vacancy beyond the contractual posting period. On-time qualified bidders for SEIU positions must be considered prior to any other candidates.

Pay Range

Pay Range: $17.33 - $23.52 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the first and last step pay rates for this job, as set forth in the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Individual pay will be set in accordance with terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part-Time