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Mammography Rad Tech I

Location: Lancaster, CA Job Number: 705618 Date posted: 09/11/2018
Description:
Under general supervision, operates dedicated and specialized mammography radiographic equipment; formulates/calculates techniques and positions patients to produce diagnostic images of normal and abnormal human breast and associated tissue and related unusual changes for the use by physicians in making medical diagnoses. Within established/recognized scope of practice, uses independent judgment in critiquing radiographs and images, recognizing normal from abnormal tissue and taking additional required views such as magnification.


Essential Functions:
- Conducts a patient interview to attain full understanding of procedure & ultimately obtaining consent of the patient. Assists with orientation & training of students & other Radiologic Technologists in all aspects of positioning, compression, exposure factors, film processing & quality assurance/control.
  • Positions patients for mammography images. Accurately position patients including those with implants, taking into consideration body habitus & location of lesion. Utilizes & selects precise positioning techniques involved with additional/special views such as magnification, compression relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on images.
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of, & ability to perform required mammography Q.C. for mammography according to the requirements of the State of CA & Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) Utilizes mammography equipment appropriately to perform Q.C. Functions.
  • Observes Reg'l & dept safety policies.
  • Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served. Assesses data reflective of the patient's status & interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs & provides the care needed in accordance with department policy. Adjusts technical factors relative to the requirements of the study. Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the patient's physical & cognitive abilities with special consideration to the nature of the procedure & the patient's ability & willingness to cooperate under the tense circumstances. To the extent possible, positions patients in such a way as to avoid as much discomfort as possible. Stays in continual contact with any disoriented or confused patient.
  • Exercises clinical judgment within the scope of practice. Consults with the radiologist or other clinician for purposes of clarifying orders & questionable images/structure. Selects alternate or additional views appropriately relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on the images. Produces high quality diagnostic images that (1) are free from artifacts or blurred images caused by motion.; (2) demonstrate the area(s) of interest (3) exhibit the optimum contrast/exposure needed to differentiate various types of normal
    & abnormal tissue ( e.g., mammary, muscle, fat, lymph).
  • Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive & accurate manner & maintains documentation as required by ACR, MQSA, State of CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH).
  • Completes & signs the standard consultation form and/or the processing of imaging records
    accurately & immediately following each procedure.
  • Accurately documents all pertinent information regarding mammography & clinical breast examinations.
  • May be required to perform routine radiographic examinations as needed.
  • May perform other duties as required.
  • Consistently supports compliance & the Principles of Responsibility by maintaining the privacy & confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting ethics & integrity, reporting non-compliance, & adhering to applicable fed, state
    & local laws & regulation, accreditation & licenser requirements (if applicable), & KP's policies & procedures.
  • Kaiser Permanente is an EEO/AA Employee.

  • Pay Grade: 26

     

    Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
    - Minimum one (1) year of recent experience (within the last twelve (12) months)as a Radiologic Technologist including the performance of routine mammographic examinations/procedures in an acute care medical center, outpatient breast center or other FDA-certified facility..
    Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
    - Valid and current certificate in Mammography issued by the California State Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH).
  • Valid and current certificate as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) issued by the State of California Department of Health Services (CDPH).
  • Valid and current Registration as a Radiologic Technologist issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-R).
  • Approved BLS.
     
    Additional Requirements:
    - Maintain compliance with all current organizational, state and federal regulations pertaining to required number and types of mammographic examinations to be performed within a specified time period; compliance with all required Continuing Education
    (CEs) in Mammography.
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge, principles and practices of radiologic, mammographic techniques, breast structures, anatomy, composition and pathology.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform Quality Control/Assurance functions required for mammography as specified by the State of California and Mammography Quality Standards Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all Q.C. functions including but not limited to phantom testing, daily QC, repeat analysis, compression check, screen film contact etc. May substitute 1 year recent experience in the performance of routine mammographic with verifiable equivalent mammography training in affiliated approved schools.

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    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Evidence of passing the advanced certification examination in Mammography issued by the ARRT (M) preferred.

     


    Notes:


    Will be required to cover Palmdale and Antelope Valley Medical Office Building


    Will work every other weekend and/or rotating weekends 


    Will cover General Radiology as needed





    Primary Location: California,Lancaster,Lancaster Medical Offices 43112 N. 15th St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:30 PM Working Hours End: 9:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Radiology Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    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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