UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
501 licensed beds
Regions only Level I Trauma Center
Regions only BICU
Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED (some college preferred)
Health Care experience is desired
Customer Relations skills are a must
Environmental / Working Conditions
The Courier is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
This position requires interaction with other drivers, medical staff, ancillary areas and patients directly in order to facilitate a quality multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
The Courier transports equipment, medication, specimens, mail, x-rays, hazardous material and records from one location to another within the hospital, PNS and other facilities. The Courier responds to requests within his routine route and other request that may occur from time to time by the Director/Assistant Director or Lead Transporter of Nursing Support Services. The Courier services UMC, PNS and surrounding area clinics.
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
The Courier must be emotionally and physically fit. Work requires much driving, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and transporting of specimens, medications, supplies, records, paperwork, and equipment. The atmosphere may at times become stressful and physically/emotionally demanding. Since assignments are based on actual transportation needs of various areas and departments, the courier is required to work throughout the hospital and surrounding areas.
The work is of high risk for exposure to Biological and Chemical hazards.
Skills and Abilities
The Courier should possess good written and verbal communication skills; should be knowledgeable of the physical layout of the UMC/TTHSC Complex; PNS clinics and follow established procedures and practices related to the position. The courier’s day will consist of heavy lifting.