Porter PT Temp - Central Dispatch
Kingston General Hospital
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1d ago


Under the direction of the coordinator, is responsible for performing patient escort material delivery and messenger duties throughout the hospital and other areas as assigned.

Performs these functions by meeting the performance criteria and objectives of the department.

Within this role the employee is accountable for contributing to the delivery of the KHSC strategy. As an employee, one must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting patient and family centered engagement and care in all we do.


  • Transporting patients to designated areas of the hospital via wheelchair, stretcher, surgi-lift, bed and escorts ambulatory patients as assigned.
  • Visually monitoring the condition of the patient and / or the proper functioning of the medical support devices during transport.
  • Responsible for seeking immediate assistance at the closest nursing / patient care area should any irregularity in the above be noticed.
  • Picking up and delivering materials from various areas of the hospital including stat. delivery items such as specimens, requisitions and medical surgical supplies.
  • Providing wheelchairs, stretchers and surgi-lifts for patient transport as well as various transport aids such as portable oxygen IV poles where required.
  • Assisting in the lifting of patients to and from the transport vehicle under the direction of a member nursing staff or therapy / technical staff.
  • Notifying staff at delivery site of the arrival and location of the patient and / or material.
  • Will be required in the case of an emergency to respond and assist in Code red, fire and code blue, cardiac arrest situations.
  • Providing sick time or vacation relief in the Mail Room, on Distribution Rounds or Dispatching as assigned.
  • Adhere to worker responsibilities as set out in the Occupational Health & Safety Act, hospital safety policies, and dept / unit established procedures at all times.
  • NOTE : The above duties are representative but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. A full job description is available in People Services.


  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated above average communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 1 to 2 years experience in a related health care occupation.
  • Proven ability to attend work regularly.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check required.

    The applicant must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position.

    We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kingston Health Sciences Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices.

    If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify the Recruitment Team.

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