Patient Transport Assistant

Requisition ID: 701 

Position Number: 20008648

Posting End Date: January 18, 2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Patient Equipment Transport 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE-1550

Targeted Start Date - End Date: ASAP - April 2, 2018

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 0.78 

Anticipated Shift: Days; Evenings; Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: Varies

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $17.433, $17.956, $18.494, $19.049, $19.621, $20.209


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Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Patient Equipment and Transport Depot and with the guidance of professional staff on the patient units/departments, the incumbent is responsible for the safe transportation of patients (oxygen, tubing, etc.) and other patient related items required urgently for patient care (e.g.  narcotics, supplies, blood products, specimens, medical records and equipment) within the Centre.  Cleans equipment as directed.  Transports the deceased to the morgue and oversees the release of the bodies to funeral homes.  Assists in the lifting, turning and transferring of patients on the patient care units, in preparation for transport.  Maintains oxygen therapy and seeks direction from professional patient care staff as needed. 


Not Applicable

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Must successfully complete on the job Cushman Cart Training within three months and lifts and transfers training within one month.
  • Family and Friends CPR training preferred.


Not Applicable

Qualifications and Skills

  • Basic computer skills required.  
  • Must have good interpersonal and English communication skills, both oral and written. 

  • Preference will be given to candidates competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, beliefs, and practices.

  • Must have good organizational skills and be able to communicate in an effective manner with all levels of staff. 

  • Problem solving skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize conflicting requests for service required.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health and manual dexterity required.  Constant walking (11-15 kms per shift) required.  
  • Lifting, turning and transferring of patients (some in excess of 270 kgs) required.  
  • Considerable bending, pushing, pulling and lifting required in the transport of equipment (10-270 kgs) within the Centre. 
  • Must be able to adjust to unforeseen circumstances and/or stressful situations. 
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases and occasional adverse weather conditions.


This term position may end earlier as outlined in the Collective Agreement


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

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