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Hospital Attendant 1 (Evenings)

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Local Title: Hospital Attendant 1 (Evenings)
Budget Title: Hospital Attendant 1
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Patient Care, Nursing Support, General Labor & Cleaning


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Central Transport at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Hospital Attendant 1 (Evenings). The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for transporting patients safely and efficiently to and from clinical, ancillary and support areas via wheelchairs, stretchers or beds as requested for their diagnostic procedures and upon patients discharge.
  • Transport deceased patients to the morgue.
  • Assist nursing personnel with transferring patients to and from beds, wheelchairs or stretchers as needed.
  • Transport laboratory specimens by picking up specimens and delivering them to specified laboratory in facility and off campus.
  • Respond promptly to stat calls
  • Pick-up and deliver patient related items to various nursing units within the hospital
  • Communicate to nursing personnel, clinicians, technicians or receptionist of patient arrival and departure.
  • Disinfect patient wheelchairs and stretchers between each patient use and maintain par levels of equipment.
  • Have the ability to perform frequent bending, twisting, lifting, pushing and pulling 50lbs and above, as required to transport patients, charts specimens and required equipment to various treatment and diagnostic procedures throughout all areas of the facility.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned by the manager or administrator on duty, as business needs require.

Required Qualifications:

  • Non-Competitive: possession or ability to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities during the probationary period. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Prior experience in a hospital environment.
  • Computer literacy.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 4:00pm to 12:00am (Full-Time Evenings)

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 As per civil service guidelines

  • Hiring Rate: $33,313 Base Salary plus $3,087 Location Pay and $575 Inconvenience Pay/Shift Differential. 

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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