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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


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:

  • Transport 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 with in the hospital.
  • Communicate to nursing personnel, clinicians, technicians, or receptionists of patient arrival and departure.
  • Disinfect patient wheelchairs and stretchers between each patient use and maintain par levels of equipment.
  • Do frequent bending, twisting, lifting, pushing and pulling 50lbs and above as required equipment to various treatment and diagnostic procedures throughout all areas of facility. 
  • Do any other related duties as assigned by the manager or administrator on duty. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal communication skills to interact with patient, customers, and clinical staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and strong ability to follow verbal and written instructions. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a hospital environment.
  • Strong computer literacy.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 12:00pm to 8:00pm (Evenings)

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

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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