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Patient Transport Assistant

Requisition ID: 322486 

Position Number: 20008625

Posting End Date: September 29, 2022

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Work Location: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Patient Equipment Transport 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE-1550(204)

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 12/03/2022 - 12/02/2023

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 0.70 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75 Shifts; 7.75, 6.5, 5.5, 4.0, 3.0

Annual Base Hours: 2015

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


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

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

  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Basic computer skills required.  
  • Must have good interpersonal and English communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • 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 your collective agreement.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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