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Nursing Assistant 2, Radiology

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Local Title: Nursing Assistant 2, Radiology
Budget Title: Nursing Assistant 2
Work Type: Hourly
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care, Nursing Support


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Radiology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking an hourly/per-diem Nursing Assistant 2. The successful candidate will:

  • Attend to patient hygiene and daily living needs in order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to patient comfort and treatment.
  • Take patient temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and respiration rate.
  • Inspect oxygen therapy equipment to ensure appropriate functioning.
  • Answer telephones and assist the radiology technologist in patient triage.
  • Receive patient valuables and other belongs, and conveys them to safe storage, keeping appropriate records.
  • Transport patients to and from departments for treatment.
  • As directed by professional staff, will move and position as well as lift and transport patients using a variety of lifts and other aids in order to make patients more comfortable, to prepare patients for treatment, and to deliver them to appropriate treatment area.
  • Bring bedpans and urinals to patients requiring assistance and attend to incontinent patients.
  • Recognize and report abnormal signs and symptoms of conditions to professional staff.
  • Communicate with patients, listen to their complaints, and respond by encouraging them to cooperate and participate in treatment activities in order to help patients achieve attitudes conducive to treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Keep inventory of supplies to determine the need for ordering replenishment of supplies.
  • Maintain a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Utilize effective skills in communicating with members of the healthcare team.
  • Foster and maintain positive public relations with patients, families, visitors and staff.
  • As needed, assist in training new staff in assigned areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize radiology computer system (Radiology Information System).
  • Adhere to hospital patient identification policy.
  • Adhere to hospital infection control policy.
  • Adhere to hospital time and attendance policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Non-Competitive: 1-year of satisfactory full-time experience in the provision of simple treatment and other patient care services under professional supervision.
    • Possession of current certification as a New York State Certified Nursing Assistant may substitute for the required experience.

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Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Hourly/Per Diem)

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines

  • $18.78 Per Hour Hiring Rate

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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