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Imaging Services Assistant

Imaging Services Assistant
About MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience.
General Summary of Position:
Imaging Services Assistant is responsible for supporting the departments daily operations and performing required functions necessary for the efficient operations of the department by greeting, assisting, and directing visitors, physicians, patients, and other hospital clients. Performs basic office procedures such as answers telephone calls and takes messages, assists with patient schedule distribution and interacts with patients physicians and third party vendors in a pleasant and courteous manner. Imaging Services Assistants utilize the Radiology and Hospital computer information systems, fax and copier machines to perform job functions; patient information input, verification of patient demographics, verification of result status and other procedural data. Responsible for filing, purging and documenting image media movement, both within and outside of the department.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills
  • Certification in basic CPR

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a hospital or medical setting
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  2. Perform basic office procedures such as answering the telephone and interacting with physicians, patients and third parties in a pleasant, courteous and professional manner. Work cooperatively and in a professional manner with co-workers, management, technologists, other departments within the hospital.
  3. Performs file room duties which include wet reading (stat) functions, distributes daily schedules. Responsible for retrieval of film, hardcopy studies and paperwork from areas and sources within the department, external imaging centers and off-site locations.
  4. Demonstrates proficiency in copying/digitizing films, burning CDs, obtaining proper authorization for release of images prior to mailing/distribution of films/CDs for all requests from physicians, patients and all third parties. Using HIPPA guidelines will confirm and document authorization prior to release of any PHI.
  5. Properly identifies patients with two patient identifiers. (Name & DOB) Maintains HIPPA compliance.
  6. Utilizes the Radiology Information System to perform basic job functions such as information input, verification of patient demographics information, and retrieval of patient information and charging data.
  7. Responsible for maintenance and care of departmental facilities in compliance with all hospital infection control policies. Maintains the workplace in a clean, safe and orderly manner. Shares responsibility for keeping inventory and reporting low quantities of mailers, CDs, film jackets, etc.
  8. Manages incoming/outgoing Imaging studies and reports through the following methods: mail, fax, patient transfer, image transfer or through oral report of Radiologist imaging study interpretation to physicians or medical units.
  9. Scan general information into PACS and RAD viewer. Reports problems to PACS Administrator and follows through with corrective actions.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned and maintains requirements for clinical ladder.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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