Covenant Health

Job Title
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name





Transporter, Central Transport

Full Time, 72 Hours per pay period, Day Shifts


Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top-performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. Annually Parkwest is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Tennessee's “Top 10” hospitals.


Central Transport:

Central Transport provides patient transportation within the hospital. Transporters move patients between the emergency department, the inpatient floors, and diagnostic areas such as radiology, endoscopy, and cardio diagnostics. Transporters often discharge patients after their stay is complete. Our transporters are often the first employees a patient interacts with upon admission and the last as they are leaving. Excellent customer service skills and ability to put patients at ease are a must. Transporters also assist with equipment moves and will respond to patient codes to assist in the care of critically ill patients. Transporters are dispatched using an electronic flow-board with a queuing system for pages. The department is staffed from 5:30 am - 2:00 am, 7 days a week.


Position Summary:

Transportation of hospital patients and supplementary items. Performs defined safety protocols. Provides support assistance/ activities as needed.


Recruiter: Jason Shubert || || 865-374-5393



  • Transports patients to and from destinations. Accommodates varying degrees of complexity such as the use of oxygen, proper isolation precautions, CPR, lifting and transfer techniques, etc., along with the effective use of equipment such as wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds.
  • Monitors and utilizes the patient flow board for assignments.
  • Performs defined safety protocols (i.e. double identification, various isolation procedures, equipment maintenance and cleaning, etc.).
  • Maintains open lines of communication between patients, family, physicians, peers, and leadership.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Education:           

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.


Minimum Experience:         



Licensure Requirement:      

CPR required



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