Patient Escort Service Aide

Job Posting Number: 14661

New York, NY
September 19, 2017
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Patient Escort Service Aide

The Patient Escort Service Aide performs a variety of services including patient transport and weighing as well as the pick-up and delivery of specimens and equipment.

You Will:

  • Transports patients (on stretchers, wheelchairs or walking) to and from patient floors. Ensures accurate patient information and destination are correct. Assists nursing staff in transferring patients to/from bed, stretcher or wheelchair, using proper body mechanics.
  • Disinfects patient’s wheelchair/stretcher and washes own hands prior to placing patient on transport equipment.
  • Identities various tubes/pumps and equipment, (e.g. catheter, suction, oxygen), and knows correct method of attaching them for safe transport of patients.
  • Monitors oxygen level in tank to ensure a safe amount for the patient’s trip to and from destination point; takes immediate and appropriate action for any situation in which the patient is experiencing a problem.
  • Picks up morgue stretcher, ensures that body has been prepared properly, transfers body from stretcher to refrigerator tray by using proper body mechanics and asking for assistance when needed and completes transfer in a serious and professional manner.
  • Picks up specimens, expiration charts and requisitions as assigned, ensuring prompt delivery to designated areas.
  • Picks up and distributes equipment ensuring proper care maintenance.
  • Picks up soiled equipment from inpatient floors and delivers to Central Sterile for cleaning.
  • Transports clean equipment from Central Sterile to PES equipment room; follows departmental guidelines for maintaining PES equipment rooms and traction storage area.
  • Ensures that designated areas are supplied with the specified number of wheelchairs and stretchers.

You Have:

  • Minimum Education: High school or G.E.D. required
  • Ability to read, write and understand basic instructions required
  • Skill to operate various pieces of equipment, e.g. electronic bed scale. Hoyer lift, cart wash.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and judgment skills
  • Ability to understand and properly apply infection control information.
  • Ability to function in high-stress environment, e.g. transporting acutely ill patients, responding to/covering a CODE.
  • Able to stand and walk all day, push and pull light to medium weights frequently, heavy weights occasionally.


  • Work Schedule: Full-Time / 8 hours flexed between 7am and 11:30pm with weekend rotation required.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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