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Albany Medical Center Imaging Care Associate, Albany in Albany, New York

Department/Unit:

Magnetic Resonance Imag

Work Shift:

Night (United States of America)

Imaging Care Associate

Functions as a member of the patient care centered health team under the supervision of the Radiology Technologist; in the following Assisting the Technologist in completing activities of daily operation and assuring patient safety. Assuring the safety and cleanliness of the Unit, as well as maintaining supplies and equipment. Relates to and assists patients, families, and other health care workers with respect and kindness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the preparation of the patients for the Imaging procedure

  • Works with the technologists to facilitate patient handling, e.g. Bring patients to and from the dressing, exam rooms and back to their ER rooms.

  • Initiates/Completes paperwork related to the exam/care of the patient as indicated by technologist.

  • Assists the patient on and off procedure table as indicated by technologist.

  • Provides support and assistance to the technologist and Radiologists i.e. screening phone calls, exam set up and post exam clean up.

  • Maintains stock supply and linen in exam room.

  • Completes light housekeeping duties, as needed

  • Works in areas and on shifts as assigned by Manager/ Clinical Specialist

  • Assists in transportation of patients when needed.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the patient BILL of RIGHTS, HIPPA, by incorporating them into their practice

  • Participates in development and attainment of unit, department, and divisional goals.

  • Reports change in patient status to Radiologist, nurse and/or technologist

  • Establishes and maintain maintains direct, honest, open professional relationships with all health care team members, patients. and families

  • Actively supports JCAHO and HIPPA standards

  • Completes hospital and departmental required education.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. - required

  • less than 1 year in a hospital setting or completion of certified paramedic, EMT or medical corpsman training - preferred

  • Previous clinical experience - preferred

  • Pursues validation of knowledge base, skill level, and decision making and seeks guidance in areas of question.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the patient BILL of RIGHTS, HIPPA, by incorporating them into their practice

  • Demonstrates self-directed learning and participation in continuing education to meet own professional development.

  • Demonstrates commitment to unit and human, resource policies.

  • Recognizes mission, vision, values, and strategic direction of the institution.

  • Effective problem solving and resolution skills.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and developmental characteristics of the patient.

  • PARAMEDIC - Paramedic – Licensed Upon Hire - preferred

  • EMT - Emergency Medical Tech Upon Hire - preferred

Salary Range: $18.00/hr - $23.00

Physical Demands

  • Standing - Constantly

  • Walking - Constantly

  • Sitting - Rarely

  • Lifting - Frequently

  • Carrying - Frequently

  • Pushing - Occasionally

  • Pulling - Occasionally

  • Climbing - Occasionally

  • Balancing - Occasionally

  • Stooping - Frequently

  • Kneeling - Frequently

  • Crouching - Frequently

  • Crawling - Occasionally

  • Reaching - Frequently

  • Handling - Frequently

  • Grasping - Frequently

  • Feeling - Constantly

  • Talking - Constantly

  • Hearing - Constantly

  • Repetitive Motions - Constantly

  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Constantly

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!Albany Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Medical Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.

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