Vanderbilt University Medical Center Patient Transporter- TempForce in Nashville, Tennessee

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Department/Unit Summary

The Patient Transport department is comprised of 60 staff members that work together to ensure high quality patient care is provided while transporting patients. With the use of our Teletracking system, we excel in the movement and care of patients throughout the Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • We average over 425 patient moves a day

  • Patient Transport VUMC includes 60 team members and provides transport service for multiple clinics, testing areas, units, and surgical floors.

  • Patient Transport VCH facility includes several team members who work solely in transporting children, teens, and young adults.

  • Patient Transport provides service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your Role:

  • Support the Medical Center by transporting patients to various patient care areas throughout the hospital. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .

  • Maintain work environment in a safe, clean, orderly manner.

  • Receives, cleans and decontaminates transport equipment with departmental policies.

  • Utilize technology in order to receive transport requests.

  • Operates all departmental equipment safely and effectively.


  • Transports patients to various areas of the Medical Center by stretcher, wheelchair or bed.

  • Delivers and retrieves transportation equipment as requested.

  • Utilizes resources to ensure a safe and efficient patient care.

  • Provides assistance in medical emergencies.

  • Ensures equipment is ready when needed.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


5 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (12 hour shift/ 3 days per week)

Every other weekend required


  • High school graduate or GED and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.


  • Prior experience in Patient Transport

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Continuous: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Continuous: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Continuous: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

  • Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.


Job Patient Transport

Organization: HR TempForce 108252

Title: Patient Transporter- TempForce

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1811405

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.