Imaging Support Associate

LMC Lexington MRI  

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.





Job Summary

The Imaging Support Associate is the assistant to the technologist and assists the Imaging department in related functions. The associate will prepare patients for exams, check for proper paper work, and assist the technologist in setting up exam rooms. Modalities include: CT, MRI, Mammography, Ultrasound, Special Procedures/Cath Lab and X-Ray.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent;
Must be Enrolled in Good Standing or on a Wait List for an Imaging Modality College or Certification Program (X-Ray, CT, MRI, etc.).
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Active CPR/BLS Certification
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Greeting patients, visitor, and employees in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties, fielding questions and providing appropriate responses.
  • Verifies patient identity and exam to be provided in accordance with current policies.
  • Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify the area of interest that needs to be examined, as well as detecting any contraindications.
  • Reviewing prescriptions, patient history, and consent if needed.
  • Set up equipment in the room as necessary.
  • Maintains an on-going awareness of patient's needs while assisting the technologist.
  • Position requires physical contact (i.e. - lifting patients/transporting/assisting the technologist in positioning as needed).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains supply of inventory by checking stock and replenishing supplies.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Effectively coordinates patient schedules in coordination with clerical personnel, technologists and maintain throughput and meet the needs of the patients.
  • Provide assistance with such tasks as dressing and changing seriously ill, injured or disabled patients.
  • Adheres to established infection control and practice proper PPE.
  • Assist department with transporting patients to/from rooms to department.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina