Pros: moving up in the hospital better job, always can get more hours.
Cons: somedays are really hetic, someone life is in your hands at all the times so you have to always be on your p's and q's
I work the evening shift. Its a smaller hospital so some days we are really busy other days we are slow paced but you're always working. communication is the key to being successful as a transporter. In the hospital you have every race, and different cultures which makes it a divers community. Everyday you met someone new. The Patient Transport community is the most relax hectic place at times. We interact with the patients, staff, and family members.
A typical day at work is taking task from the dispatcher. You must complete the task of taking a patient from a test site back to there room; vise versa; or from there room to the front of the hospital to be discharged home. You are giving a 45 min break for your whole shift, but if it a slow day you might just be sitting in the office relaxing until you receive a task. You are giving a pager so that you can no when you have a patient or not. You are also assigned to the ER (emergency room) where you are in charge of the paitent who have walked in and need admitate help. Its fast pace you are designated to the area. Co-worker are cool to you don't have any drama because everyone know what there task are. The most enjoyable part about the job is you are always moving. Staying in shape is not a problem. Also you enjoy the fact there is always better opportunity of moving up in the hospital. Paitent Transporter is a foot in the door to a better job or career.