COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

For more information about UPMC’s response to COVID-19, please visit

Search Our Jobs

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Radiology Secretary

  • Job ID: 598709360
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight/Evening
  • Shift:
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Radiology Support
  • Location: 1414 9th Avenue, Altoona PA 16602
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


Radiology Secretary

Full-time, Daylight/Evening with Rotation at the hospital and SMC campus, Weekend and Holiday rotation

AFSCME - Union

Posted: August 11, 2022

This position has a minimum start rate of $13.68.

Provides support to direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the Radiology Information System (RIS) and the Picture Archive Communications System (PACS). Assumes the responsibility of assuring patient information is correct and complete, greets patients, assures the radiologists have the previous images available for interpretation and assures the Radiology reports are sent to the correct destination. Assumes the responsibility of providing patients and/or physician offices with copies of patient images for continued patient care.


  • Complies with established occupational BBF and TB exposure policies.
  • Distributes daily schedule.
  • Retrieving mammography folders if images were before digital mammography. Previous are digitized and sent to PACS. Patient jackets are updated with color-coded stickers.
  • Separate radiology reports and distributes them in accordance with department policy.
  • Assures all previous mammography/breast ultrasound images are available for radiologists' interpretation before the patient's examination.
  • Directs patients to the dressing room, informing them what articles of clothing must be removed, providing them with a hospital gown, and informing them what to do with their clothing and valuables.
  • Scans signed authorizations for release of information forms into RIS. Makes copies and/or faxes reports, as requested. Assures all faxed physician orders are distributed to the appropriate radiology reception areas.
  • Assures waiting room and changing room areas are straightened and cleaned up each shift, linen bins emptied if necessary, and ample supply of clean linen available.
  • Greets patients and assists them as required, i.e. directs them to the proper waiting area, and informs them of any delays and/or cancellations. Enters patients into the department via computer system verifies order information, and scans physician orders into RIS.
  • Relays prep instructions to patients when necessary
  • Answering telephone, taking and delivering messages; relays routine information to physicians, technologists, patients, hospital personnel, and/or visitors. Answering telephone and following through expeditiously with telephone requests.
  • Researches computer files for each new patient to determine the date of the last exam.
  • Knowledge of hospital PACS to retrieve patient images. Knowledge of printing films or burning CDs from PACS. Knowledge of digitizer to digitize pre-PACS images into the PACS system. Prints images or burn CDs for transport to Operating Room, Endoscopy, nursing units, doctors' offices, etc., assuring authorizations are completed when necessary, and also that films are signed out on the computer. Is able to retrieve PACS studies for physicians within the department.



  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Successful completion of medical terminology course preferred
  • Graduate of medical secretarial program preferred
  • Previously functioned as a medical secretary in a hospital setting is preferred
  • Other Qualifications: 1. Must be detail oriented and personable. 2. Advanced knowledge of computers and efficiency in keyboard operation required. 3. Able to communicate both verbally and in writing.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Security Alert

We are aware of scams targeting UPMC and other large companies that involve individuals posing as employees to illegitimately conduct interviews and extend false employment offers and payments to gain access to candidates' personal information. Please note that UPMC will not communicate with candidates through third-party email services like Gmail or Yahoo. While some interviews may take place via a video conferencing service, UPMC Talent Acquisition will not conduct interviews via Skype or Google Hangouts. UPMC will never ask for or disburse funds during the recruitment process. If you are hired into a role with a sign-on bonus or similar incentive, funds will be paid to you by UPMC after your start date.

If you suspect you have been a victim of a fraudulent UPMC job offer, please report the attempt using this form.