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Porter – Patient Transport – Temporary Part-Time (Approx. April 2022; 0.2 FTE) (202617, 202618)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 31, 2020.

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Porter – Patient Transport – Temporary Part-Time (Approx. April 2022; 0.2 FTE)  (202617, 202618) Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 10/1/2020 9:56:41 AM

Summary of Duties

  • Transports patients to various hospital locations
  • Timely transportation of patients for their appointments
  • Responds to Emergency Codes as assigned or required
  • Assists, lifts and positions patients to and from transport equipment
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of the patient while in transit
  • If required, remains with the patient during examination/treatment procedures
  • Records and/or reports data associated with patient transport details
  • Performs specimens handling service
  • Performs patient related materials pickup/delivery duties such BRADMA, charts, pharmaceutical supplies, etc. as assigned
  • Inspects all transport equipment to ensure proper functioning and a high level of cleanliness, safety and adherence to Infection Prevention and Control requirements
  • Other duties as assigned such as mailroom functions and other non-patient related duties
  • Will be re-assigned to other campuses as required


  • Successful completion of secondary school required
  • Proficiency with computer applications
  • Minimum of 1 year experience interacting with patients in a health care setting required
  • A minimum of 6 months recent Patient Transport Porter experience preferred
  • Recent Multi-Campus Patient Transport Porter experience preferred
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, sense of urgency, customer/client focused
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lift patients and to meet the physical demands of the position (standing and walking for extended periods of time)
  • Understands the requirements of Infection Control & Prevention; the Health & Safety Act

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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