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Mammography Technician SeniorLocation: Hilo, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 698152 Date posted: 05/16/2018
Under direct & indirect supervision, performs mammography examinations w/physician supervision; maintains responsibility for monitoring & quality control of all mammographic studies.
- Completes patient history/breast assessment form & transmits form into the Radiology PACS system.
- Performs mammography studies & procedures. Positions patients, applies compression, & provides immobilization means & patient counseling as required. Selects technical factors & protocols that result in optimum imaging for each individual patient. Reviews orders w/peers & consults w/attending Radiologists as needed. Maintains daily records of exams performed. May perform stereotactic biopsy procedures. Supports the Mobile Health Vehicle as needed.
- Follows all National Patient Safety Goals. Receives & double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accuracy of information & data entry, while maintaining patient privacy & confidentiality. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System (RIS)
- Prepares sterile fields as required & directed; prepares floor stock medications; ensures sterility of surgical packs, trays & disposables to be used in assigned area. Maintains appropriate & adequate supplies during the procedures. Remains proficient in performing breast localizations as pre-biopsy procedure; remains proficient in performing stereotactic breast biopsy if applicable.
- Assists radiologist during exams & procedures as needed; capturing specific mammography images & assisting w/biopsy specimen collection. Operates & understands all features & performance capabilities of the mammography systems: performs system quality control (QC) as required. Demonstrates sufficient knowledge for all quality control tests to include daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, & semi-annual testing; performs quality control tests when assigned.
- Post processes & performs quality control (QC) of mammography images as required; prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, & transmittals images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system.
- Maintains high level of image quality & adheres to protocols & standards; serves as resource regarding same to teach & train others.
- Maintains working knowledge of all dept equipment & devices. Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately.
- Monitors & assures prompt, efficient patient flow w/minimal waiting time; provides assistance during patient schedule conflicts; advises receptionists as to appropriate schedule revisions & assures efficient patient flow.
- Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides fear/stress reducing service oriented communication w/patient; explaining procedure; answering questions; providing encouragement. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times. Dismisses patients for transport &/or assists w/patient transport at end of procedure.
- Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, & hospital staff as required; ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Applies appropriate measures (ALARA Principles) for minimizing radiation exposure. Captures & records radiation dose delivered during the procedure.
- Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue &/or Rapid Response Team situations.
- Orients & trains (mentors) new personnel regarding subsection operations as needed.
- Maintains all materials needed & linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order & cleanliness of room assigned.
- Pursues ongoing continuing education.
- Attends departmental meetings &/or in-service presentations as needed or required. Reads & initials minutes of such meetings when excused absence precludes attendance.
- Minimum one (1) year of general radiology experience as a registered technologist, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post- hire, or on -the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.
- Minimum two (2) years (4,160 hours) of mammography experience.
- Associate's degree in radiologic technology; OR two (2) years of directly related experience.
License, Certification, Registration
- Valid Hawaii Radiologic Technologist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).
- Registered Mammography Technologist (RT) (M) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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