Hospital Attendant (#RH0705)
$16.92-$20.57 Hourly / $2,933.49-$3,565.67 Monthly / $35,201.92-$42,788.15 Yearly


Under immediate supervision, performs escort and errand services at San Joaquin General Hospital; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


An employee in this class performs routine and repetitive tasks in transporting patients, running errands, and providing messenger services in the Department of Health Care Services.


  • Transports patients to hospital units, clinics, or laboratories by wheelchair or assists in transporting patients on gurneys or beds.
  • Operates messenger cart in delivering and picking up mail and other small objects.
  • Runs errands related to patient care for professional and nursing staff.
  • Obtains medical charts from Medical Records Division, delivers to requesting area, and returns to Medical Records Division.
  • Assists in moving bodies from hospital units to morgue or assists undertakers in moving bodies from morgue to hearses.
  • May deliver mail, flowers, newspapers and other items to patients.
  • May keep clinics and waiting rooms neat and orderly; may spot-clean walls, woodwork, floors or wipe up spillage.
  • May assist nursing personnel with patients as directed.


Experience: Six months of work experience in a health care setting, which included patient contact.


Basic safety techniques; basic hospital terminology.


Understand and follow written and oral directions; communicate effectively; perform basic clerical and record-keeping work; work well with others; deal with patients tactfully and sympathetically; lift and move patients and perform moderately heavy physical work; react quickly and calmly in emergency situations; work around sick people and dead bodies.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH0705; EST: 7/8/1964; REV: 9/11/1985;