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Below are real job openings that can be found at hospitals across the country including New York Presbyterian Hospitals. Browse through them to get an idea of the nature of the work and the requirements needed. Completing your high school studies, securing basic certifications and volunteering at a hospital or clinic can help prepare you to fill some of these positions.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Performs personalized and confidential secretarial/administrative duties and must have knowledge of computers and various office applications. The assistant exercises considerable judgement and discretion in representing the secretarial needs of the area. This is a non-professional position.

Educational and other requirements: High School Diploma or GED. Three years related experience.

BIOMEDICAL TECHNICIAN
Performs preventive maintenance and repair on various medical instruments with little supervision or technical guidance.

Educational and other requirements: Associate's Degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology or Electronics Technology plus at least two years experience as Biomedical Equipment Technician or equivalent. Certification preferred.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
Respond to basic life support calls, determine the nature and extent of the illness, initiate treatment, modalities, and transport patient to receiving hospital, in accordance with established procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Current EMT certification; Class E Driver's License and safe driving record; one year experience preferred

FILE CLERK
Perform routine filing and clerical duties for assigned area, in accordance with established procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High school diploma or GED equivalent required.

FOOD SERVICE AIDE
Will serve meals to patients and ensure cleanliness and safety.

Educational and other requirements: Ability to read, speak, write and follow simple oral and written instructions in English. Prior food service experience helpful.

LABORATORY ASSISTANT
Receives specimens, registers patient demographics and orders laboratory tests for Central Laboratory. Performs routine clerical duties as needed.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Some college or technical courses preferred. Prior data entry experience with 65 key stokes per minute required. Laboratory processing experience preferred. Venipuncture experience a plus. Good communications skills.

MEDICAID COUNSELOR
Obtain financial and other related forms from patients to ensure timely submission of Medicaid applications in accordance with established procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High school graduate or equivalent required. Knowledge of Third Party reimbursements required. Good communication skills required with prior public contact and two years related experience required. Some data entry experience preferred.

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK
Perform multiple clerical duties for assigned unit in Medical Records under direct supervision. Responsible for all aspects of medical records; pulling charts, filing, copying, mailing, dictation, auditing, and securing releases.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. One to two years job related experience. Familiarity with data entry and retrieval skills. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Some familiarity with a computerized environment preferred. Ability to distinguish colors to identify medical record numbers.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIBER
Transcribe Surgical Pathology and Cytology medical reports in accordance with established procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. One to two years experience required. Ability to use Dictaphone with knowledge of medical terminology. Knowledge of word processing systems preferred.

MED-SURGICAL TECH
Assist in the planning, implementing and evaluating patient care under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Nurse's Aide certification required. Experience as a medical/surgical technician or related background required.

MEMBER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
Individual is responsible for providing members with patient education materials and responding to telephone inquiries regarding member complaints, requests for information or clarification on policy issues. Serves as the main contract for members on customer services issues for members, their families, providers and prospective clients.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required.

MENTAL HEALTH WORKER
Works directly with the patient to provide direction and guidance in accordance with their individual treatment plan. Assures that the patient's need are coordinated, among agency departments, outside agencies and funding source.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or equivalent and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Some college preferred. PC skills essential. Exp. with psychiatric patients helpful.

NURSES AIDE
Carries out routine tasks to assist patients which may include: Measures and records temperatures, pulses, respiration, blood pressure, heights, weights, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Performs routine hygiene, assists with patient examinations and aids in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean patient environment.

Educational and other requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to demonstrate mathematical competency. Physically able to undertake tasks as outlined.

NUTRITION ASSISTANT
Performs routine foodservice, clerical and cleaning duties including menu processing, diet changes, meal rethermalization and protocols related to patient meal service in order to ensure quality meal service in accordance with established procedures. Participate in the development and measurement of outcomes for Food and Nutrition Services including recording HACCP data. Performs duties in an ethical and compassionate manner, applying knowledge of age/disease specific patient needs as is warranted.

Educational and other requirements: High School graduate or equivalent. Ability to perform basic arithmetic. Computer skills. Ability to understand and use equipment and cleaning compounds.

PATIENT ESCORT
Escorts patients to areas throughout the Hospital. Responds to patient needs and inquiries.

Educational and other requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

PATIENT REPRESENTATIVE
Under the supervision of the appropriate supervisor, performs a variety of support clerical duties including reception and registration of patients, handling of telephone inquiries, computer data entry, scheduling and processing of patient visits, conducting of financial interviews and payment collection. Incumbents in this generic title may perform similar, but not identical, duties.

Educational and other requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalency Certificate. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to work under minimal supervision. One year Hospital related experience (ambulatory care setting preferred). Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Typing ability of 25 WPM. Basic knowledge of computer operation and applications.

PERIOPERATIVE PATIENT ASSISTANT
Provides and maintains a safe, neat, and clean patient environment. Ensures the maintenance of supplies, equipment, and patient care in accordance with established procedure. Participates in patient care activities as a member of the nursing team.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Experience as a Nurse's Aide or equivalent. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly with staff, patients, and visitors.

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN
Draws blood for laboratory tests as requested by physician in accordance with established procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited training program. Prior venipuncture experience preferred.

PROVIDER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
Assists the Provider Relations Representatives in responding to provider questions, following up in contracting, providing office education, etc. Services as a main in-house contact point for Network managed care programs with a broad range of providers, including physicians, hospitals, and ancillary and allied health professionals.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required.

PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN
Job duties include medication administration, charting, and case management.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or equivalent, and Basic Life Support certification required. PC skills essential.

PURCHASING CLERK
Enter user department data into CRT terminal in accordance with established procedures; verify accuracy.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required.

RECEPTIONIST-TYPIST
Receive and screen telephone calls, and schedule appointments for Patient Accounts in accordance with established procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent. Prior related experience. Typing 40 w.p.m.

REGISTRAR
Greet and register patients for transportation and reimbursement and perform various clerical duties in accordance with established procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Good communications skills with prior public contact and clerical experience. Data entry experience required.

SECRETARY
Under the supervision of a Manager, performs confidential secretarial duties which include providing information to callers, using PC software systems for data entry, updating, retrieving information, word processing and relieving officials of clerical work.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Secretarial School Certificate or one year secretarial experience. Knowledge of word processing. Typing ability of 40 wpm. May require knowledge of medical terminology.

SECURITY GUARD
Will tour hospital buildings and grounds via patrol car and on foot to insure protection and to safeguard all hospital patients, visitors, personnel, and property.

Educational and other requirements: HS graduate or equivalent. Security Guard license and valid drivers license and BLS certification required. 1-2 years experience in the security field preferred. Excellent communication skills essential. Physical ability to render security assistance throughout the hospital campus; ability to withstand a considerable amount of walking and climbing of stairs, and standing for long periods of time.

SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT
Will assist hospital social work and clinical staff in locating resources necessary for the referral of patients and families to community services and financial benefit programs. Will interview patients/families to obtain necessary information and complete applications for community programs and financial benefits; provide referral information and maintain liaison with aftercare providers. Will escort patients to provider interviews. Explore the availability of a variety of openings/beds for the different types of programs. Assist clinical staff with high risk discharge planning cases; assess community resources for appropriateness for psychiatric population; and, expand and update the Community Resource database.

Educational and other requirements: High school diploma or equivalent; college degree (BSW) preferred.

ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGIST
Operate specialized imaging equipment (i.e., ultrasonic) to assist in the safe and efficient diagnosis and assessment of patient conditions in accordance with established procedures.

Educational and other requirements: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Graduate of a one year approved ultrasound program required. RDMS certification or eligibility preferred.

UNIT CLERK
The Unit Clerk performs general clerical duties and coordinates the activity at the nurse's station to assure the timely and accurate flow of patient information, reports and communications.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Clerical and computer keyboard experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and courteously with staff, patients and visitors.

X-RAY TECHNOLOGIST
Prepares patients for radiologic examinations in a professional and courteous manner. Operates stationary and mobile x-ray equipment and processes films according to established procedure.

Educational and other requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Registered ARRT. Good communication skills. Graduate of approved School of Radiology required (two years). License required.

 

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