Porter – Environmental Services

  • Company:
    Halton Healthcare
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    General Labour

Ref #:
Specific Department and Program:
Environmental Services
Number of positions required:
Posted Date:
Oct 10, 2018
Revised and Reposted
Posting #: 2018-831651
CUPE 145
Porter x 2 positions
Environmental Services
Monday to Sunday – various rotating shifts – (Hours may be subject to change based on operational needs.)
Job Summary:
As a member of the Environmental Services team, the Porter will safely and efficiently transport patients, equipment and miscellaneous items within the confines of the facilities buildings by various methods including by wheelchair, stretcher, or bed as directed.
This is what you’ll be doing:
Follow all established procedures in accordance with the patient flow system
Properly utilize hand-held technology
Transport patients, charts, specimen, pharmaceuticals and the required equipment to various treatment and diagnostic areas throughout the hospital in a safe and efficient manner
Collect and clean equipment as necessary
Assist with facility transport activities as assigned
Assist nursing staff with patient lifts by locating necessary equipment and assist in transportation of patients and specimens as directed by nursing staff
Transport and exchange blue ware, case cart, crash carts
Operate wheel chair washer
RTLS – Real Time Locating Systems, porters will use this service to locate wheelchairs beds and stretchers
Respond to Code Medical with wheelchair/stretcher when required
Actively participate in team activities, schedule training sessions and mandatory meetings
Other duties as assigned
This is what you’ll need to do it:
Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.
Grade 12 diploma required
Recent related experience in similar environment required
Ability to use technology in a hand-held device to accept and complete tasks
Demonstrated ability to operate stretchers, wheelchairs, etc.
Must possess English language verbal communications skills and literacy skills sufficient to understand and communicate both verbal and written instructions, read product labels and procedure manuals
Good interpersonal and communication skills when dealing with patients, visitors, medical staff and other hospital personnel
Ability to set and adjust priorities, multi-task and manage time effectively in response to changing unit needs
Physical ability to perform all aspects of the job including standing for long periods, repetitive walking, reaching, repetitive bending, pushing and lifting using good body mechanics .
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to work independently, following specific instructions, procedures and schedules.
Must be able to work where exposed to infection, blood/human waste, odors and work interruptions.
Must be confident and adaptable to working in a variety of clinical settings and facilities.
Ability to handle stressful situations in a positive manner.
Satisfactory employment and attendance record
$22.15 to $22.55 per hour
Date Posted:
October 4, 2018
Internal applications due by:
October 18, 2018
The ideal candidate should be highly organized with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude. We require a person who is reliable and takes pride in their work with the ability to function in a fast-paced, physically demanding and patient focused customer service oriented environment.
If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we’d like to hear from you.
Please submit your application via our website at
directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.
We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.
In accordance with the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
and the
Ontario Human Rights Code,
Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.
If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, We ask for everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.