Transportation Supervisor - Full Time


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Trans Supv
MLK Community Hospital & Foundation
1680 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles
United States of America
Support Services



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Provides direct leadership and guidance to staff to ensure Transport to complete times are being met, Assist EVS/Transport Manager to
Maintain that quality and service is achieved and maintained.  Assist with JCAHO compliance, Infection control Practice.


  • Participate in staff selection process.  Interview candidates as needed.  Schedule days off, holidays and vacations, ensuring that facility's needs are met in accordance with hours and position control
  • Assign personnel to established work areas or project duties
  • Patient and customer rounding with Directors 
  • Plan and coordinate project work to ensure that proper frequencies are maintained
  • Ensure that staff receive proper orientation, initial training and ongoing education
  • Ensure duty lists are revised and current at all times.  Review duty lists with regular and relief associates periodically
  • Assists nursing staff by transporting patients, locating equipment, obtaining charts and/or other information as required.
  • Logs Transportation associates into Bed-Tracking zones, prepares beepers/keys and determines that all cleaning zones are adequately staffed. Logs into the Bed-Tracking interface and prints daily census.
  • Prioritize bed needs based on: Bed Control needs, length of time discharge. Changes “routine” discharge assignment to “Next Discharge”.
  • Contacts the EVS supervisor if Bed-Tracking targets are not being met by associates.
  • Answers all calls within three rings and properly identifies oneself, and the department with a customer friendly tone of voice. Receives and answers the department Hotline and Bed-Tracking telephones. Dispatches associates to respond to customer service request.
  • Assures that dispatch and hotline phones are transferred of forwarded to a “live voice” phone when leaving the dispatch area. 
  • Attends daily role calls/ Huddles at the start of the shift. Attends monthly department meetings and training sessions (Does well= attends 90% of meetings)
  • Transports patients throughout the hospital campus by wheelchair and/or gurney and specimens to lab in a timely and safe manner.
  • Demonstrates safe practices when transporting patients and assures safe delivery of equipment, charts, specimens, etc.
  • Operates equipment and performs all assigned work in a safe manner.
  • Demonstrates the correct application of the principles of infection control
  • Maintains work load logs and records and communicates clearly and accurately
  • Maintains gurneys and wheelchairs in working order and documents repairs
  • Gathers data for and calls in daily productivity reports; prepares and turns in biweekly report.
  • Turns in all required paperwork/documentation on a daily or as scheduled basis.
  • Advises Department Director of departmental needs and/or problems and assists with departmental management as needed or requested.
  • Assists Support Services staff as requested during time or slower periods.
  • Adheres to established hospital/departmental policies and procedures, objectives, Quality Assessment and Improvement Program, legal, safely, environmental, infection control standards and patient's bill of rights.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information pertaining to patients and health care team activities.
  • Exhibits a positive attitude and professional behavior in all contracts with public, staff, health care team workers, physicians, patients and patient families.
  • Collaborates with supervisor to identify own career and educational needs. Attends all required Courses/classes as directed.
  • In times of emergency or crisis, helps nursing and other staff as needed or directed. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Use a proactive approach to identifying and correcting facility quality assurance concerns.  Timely follow-up is required
  • Attend and participate in departmental staff meetings on a regular schedule.  Attend ongoing staff development and training courses as offered by company and facility.
  • Provide and monitor individual guidance and motivation to associates to enable each one to perform to his/her fullest potential
  • Discipline associates when necessary according to progressive disciplinary guidelines
  • Monitor associates' attendance and take proactive action when patterns of absenteeism are observed
  • Keep records and appropriate log books current and maintain all necessary documentation.  Monitor service binders in assigned areas on a daily basis taking appropriate action to client concerns/comments
  • Participate in facility Quality Assurance Program as required.  Ensure high quality Transport service is maintained in areas of assignment.  Perform Quality Assurance Inspections as assigned with Unit Directors.
  • Assign equipment to staff.  Monitor daily equipment use,   Ensure that all equipment is clean and professional in appearance at all times
  • Prepare associate disciplinary and variance reports and conduct follow-up investigation as needed, reporting findings to appropriate assistant director.  Prepare disciplinary action notices and conduct follow-up as required.  Conduct disciplinary meetings with associates with guidance from appropriate assistant director.
  • Respond to concerns and requests with a sense of urgency and take necessary corrective action including timely follow-up
  • Participate in associate performance evaluations and make recommendations as needed. Conduct associate performance evaluations with guidance and approval from appropriate assistant director
  • Participate in department safety and maintain a safe work environment at all times.  Report all unsafe equipment and acts to appropriate assistant director
  • Assure that the integrity of security at the facility is maintained at all times
  • Handle special requests or projects and perform other duties as assigned
  • Assist  Transporters  on an as needed basis
  • Ensure office, storage and closets are clean, organized, well maintained and professional in appearance at all times 
  • Edits employees timecards utilizing Kronos
  • Other duties as assigned




A.   Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent 

B.  Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum 3 year’s experience as a Transport Supervisor in a hospital setting. 


C.   Special Skills/Knowledge

  • Proficient in the use of Windows based office software including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

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MLK Community Healthcare
1680 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel: 424-338-8000