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Medical Health Technician

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Medical Health Technician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare
Department CINJ-Medical Health Technicians

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.
We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Medical Health Technician for the Department of Nursing for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Provides direct patient care, performs simple nursing procedures, and provides assistance to the professional staff in the evaluation and treatment of patients.
• Ensures that each clinic is well organized, fully prepared, and efficiently operated so that every patient and physician encounter occurs with a high level of safety and satisfaction.
• Assists faculty and staff to ensure that the necessary medical record, x-rays, reports, and pathology slides are available at the time of the encounter.
• Coordinates tumor study group meetings.
• Supports the research mission and participates in performance improvement activities, in order to improve the quality, consistency, and efficiency of services provided.
• Requires interaction and competency in providing care to patients in all age categories from neonates through geriatrics and all populations with an emphasis on patients with cancer.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1600
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 18.480
Annual Mid Range Salary 18.980
Annual Maximum Salary 19.550
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

• Completion of an accredited program in medical assisting or its equivalent (certified to perform the scope of practice in the position) plus one (1) year of related healthcare experience required.
• Certification in Medical Assisting and certification in CPR is required.
• Must maintain current certification from the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or registration from the American Medical Technologies (AMT), or certification from the National Healthcareer Association (Board approved 8/12/09), or any other recognized certifying body approved by the Board.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Computer literate and proficient of databases and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with an understanding of guest relations principles and demonstrated ability to maintain a professional demeanor and customer service orientation under busy and stressful situations.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires standing, sitting, walking, use of hands to finger, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch, talk or hear, lifting up to 10 pounds over 2/3 of the time, lifting up to 25 pounds over 2/3 of the time, lifting up to 50 pounds up to 1/3 of the time, lifting up to 100 and more than 100 pounds up to 1/3 of the time, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Fast paced, high-pressure office/clinic/hospital environment with stringent deadlines and possible exposure to blood borne pathogens, anti-neoplastic drugs, infections and communicable diseases that require the use of personal protective equipment. Requires the ability to work and cooperate with faculty, students, managers, employees and the public at all levels in order to exchange ideas and information. Requires the ability to work with all patient populations with a primary focus on cancer.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3153
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have current Certification in Medical Assisting or equivalent from Certifying Board of American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMAP), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or registration from the American Medical Technologies (AMT), or certification from the National Healthcareer Association or any other recognized certifying body approved by the Board?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you CPR certified?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least one (1) year of related experience for this position?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application