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Mammography Technologist

Mammography Technologist

Requisition ID 
2017-4328
# of Openings 
1
Address 
135 Gold Star Boulevard
Job Locations 
US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 
11/28/2017
Category 
Radiology
Department 
X-RAY MAMMOGRAPHY
Job Code 
MS42

More information about this job

Overview

Reliant Medical Group is seeking a Mammography Technician to join our exciting and innovative team. If you are looking for a career that will transform, inspire, challenge and reward you then come join us! 

 

Per Diem position 

Hours will vary

 

Provides mammography services to patients while adhering to department and organizational policies, procedures and standards.

 

Responsibilities

  • Routinely provides mammography exams and special procedures by operating imaging equipment and other equipment/devices as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate mammography and biopsy equipment properly.  To include technical factors and rate of compression.
  • Follows established protocols for specific exam. Practices sterile techniques as necessary.
  • Evaluates diagnostic images for technical quality, seeks advice when necessary.
  • Understands film interpretation and requests for additional views and/or follow-up care.
  • Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot equipment and determine if service engineer is needed.
  • Demonstrates the ability to educate the patient and family on the procedure to be performed and address all patient concerns regarding procedure.
  • Successfully performs routine exams and views as well as specialty views as requested per radiologist.
  • Complies with all state and federal regulations related to mammography.
  • Adheres to all guidelines as determined by the ACR with respect to:  patient positioning; QC tests; film quality; film repeat rate – with the goal if providing consistent optimal mammographic studies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of new techniques and practices.
  • Acquires and documents appropriate CEU’s in mammography and diagnostic radiology as required for continuing education by the State and professional licensing boards.
  • Maintains CPR certification.
  • Maintains good patient and employee radiation safety practices that are in compliance with ALARA and the standards set by the State of MA.
  • Wears radiation monitoring devices at all times and leaves in department when not working.
  • Properly shields all patients when appropriate. Technologist will at no time hold patients during exposure.
  • Questions and documents response of all females regarding possible pregnancy.  Takes appropriate steps when patient is unsure of pregnancy.
  • Properly shields individuals other than patients who remain in the room during the exam.
  • Maintains professional and appropriate patient interaction skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to educate the patient regarding breast cancer and its prevention to include BSE.
  • Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of the patient during routine exams and special procedures.
  • Respects patient confidentiality regarding written and verbal information.
  • Assures patient ID before beginning the exam/procedure.
  • Initiates lift support and activate a “code” when necessary.
  • Maintains good inter/intra departmental communications.
  • Works as a team player with other employees and MD’s.
  • Is positive, professional and respectful in all interactions.
  • Reports on supply shelf levels where appropriate.
  • Demonstrates efficient and thorough follow-through on assigned duties, communicates feedback when necessary.
  • Maintains appropriate patient records and assists in all support/clerical procedures as required.
  • Utilizes appropriate patient charges and exam codes.
  • Assures complete patient information for MD interpretation of exam.
  • Obtains outside films where appropriate to follow proper department procedure.
  • Obtains and updates complete patient history and indication for current exam.
  • Prepares films and x-ray records as required by department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of computer functions to include all screens pertinent to work area.
  • Documents and reviews cases for follow-up procedures where appropriate. 
  • Has working knowledge of department and hospital/clinic policies and procedures.
  • Accommodates changes in schedules to meet the needs of patients and the dept.
  • Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc.
  • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc. 
  • Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
  • Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is required.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a two year program in an AMA accredited school of Radiologic Technology.

 

  • Registered for ARRT and licensed in the State of MA.  

 

  • Advanced  registration  in mammography.

 

  • Current CPR certification.

 

  • Minimum of one year experience in Radiology. 

 

  • Minimum of one year mammography experience in supervised site. 

 

  • Minimum of two years mammography experience in unsupervised site.

 

  • Meets CEU requirements for ARRT, MA state and ACR.

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