What Does a Medical Delivery Courier Do
As a medical delivery courier, your job is to drive a delivery vehicle along a route and both pickup and drop off medical items. Medical items can include things like organs for transplants, packets of blood or plasma, medical records, or new and used medical equipment. Medical delivery couriers transport hazardous materials, such as diseased tissue samples, though these are always in secure containers during transit. Some medical courier deliveries are time-sensitive, such as when you are transporting life-saving items, while other delivery routes have a regular schedule. You may be asked to deliver items during nights, weekends, holidays, and emergencies as needed. You complete most deliveries by car, truck, or van, but couriers may also take planes, ride trains, travel by boat, or use other methods of transportation as needed. Many deliveries are to or from a laboratory, and some go to a local hazardous waste disposal facility.