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Breast Imaging SpecialistLocation: McLean, VA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 847162 Date posted: 02/10/2020
Under the supervision of the mammography quality program manager and mammography supervisor performs mammograms and breast biopsies following the guidelines of ACR and FDA.
- Performs mammography and other related breast imaging procedures.
- Performs and documents patient assessment/history related to procedures and provides patient care to meet patients' needs.
- Assists physicians (radiologists, surgeons, other specialists) to perform image-guided diagnostic and invasive procedures (e.g.: stereotactic biopsy, needle localization. Galactograms).
- Applies knowledge and principles of radiation protection to achieve radiation exposures ALARA for patients, self and others.
- Applies knowledge and principles of Universal Precautions, aseptic and sterile techniques, to minimize exposure to/spread infectious organisms.
- Maintains manual and computerized patient, department records.
- Performs and documents equipment QC according to dept protocol: recognizes and reports any malfunction or variation to the mammography manager, maintenance or bio-med. Audits processing sensitometry records and other equipment/accessory QC data for compliance with policy and trends/problem identification.
- Provides practical instruction for student and other mammographers while demonstrating effective communicating and conflict resolution.
- Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures to include the use of specialized instrumentation, quality control requirements, and preventative maintenance.
- Assesses medical and related equipment problems, taking appropriate corrective action when needed, including requesting repairs from outside entities.
- Participates in the continuous quality improvement process.
- Schedule mammographic procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Three (3) years total of mammography experience, including one year experience with breast biopsy procedures required.
- Associate's degree or accredited hospital based Rad.Tech. Program required
- Graduation from an approved school of radiology required.
- High School diploma or GED required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Registered ARRT required (US-ARRT).
- Mammography Certification required (US-ARRTM).
- Current American Heart Association BLS Certification required. (US-BLS).
- Virginia Radiographer license required (VA-RADT).
- May be required to lift objects heavier than 50 pounds, perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, walk and stand for prolonged periods, see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises.
- Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption and attend to tasks for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.
- In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.
- Be competent in breast biopsy, needle loc and diagnostic mammograms procedures.
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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