Job Information

University of Utah Health Messenger in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides messenger service to the hospital by transporting non-ambulatory patients, pharmaceuticals, medical records, lab specimens and blood bank deliveries. The incumbent also responds to various routine and emergency calls. This position may be required to transport medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Transfers patients from one hospital area to another.

  • Handles devices such as intravenous bottles, oxygen masks, oxygen tanks, urine drainage bags and blood bags, all of which could be attached to the patient during transportation.

  • Transports expired patients to the morgue on a stretcher.

  • Picks up and delivers medical records, pharmaceuticals, laboratory specimens, blood, other medical items, and mail.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Entry level position.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • This position supports the Community Clinics self-service COVID testing program by gathering test specimens dropped off across several sites, restocking supplies at these sites, helping patients to navigate the process where necessary, and preparing samples for lab processing by entering data into the medical record system and packaging samples for pickup. Openings at several of our clinics across the valley are available.

  • Experience facilitating COVID testing

  • Depending on the area of assignment, a current, valid Utah driver's license may be required.

  • Depending on the area of assignment, a Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through the American Heart Association may be required.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing assistance to patients. The incumbent may face exposure to potentially dangerous contaminated bodily fluids, blood and blood products, chemotherapy solutions and other contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Lifting, Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 50294
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule M-F
Location Name Off-Campus (Other)
Patient Care? No
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department UCC CST 80A NURSING ADMIN
Category Ambulatory