Provides mammography screening, diagnostic and interventional procedures, and patient care services at defined levels to patients. Maintains patient safety.
Reviews mammography requisition and computer exam forms to determine the type of exam required.
Accurately positions patients, determines the exposure factors and operates mammography equipment according to established procedures to obtain a high quality image.
Reviews processed imaged to determine quality and the need for additional images.
Educates patients regarding procedures, equipment and the exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.
Ensure patients' safety and comfort during and after the exam.
Acquires, archives, transmits, and prints images via CAD and PACS.
Completes after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork.
Immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.
Processes billing via RIS.
Assists with all policies and procedures required by local, state, and federal law, and with compliance or credentialing bodies (ACR, MQSA, Medicare, Medicaid, FDA, etc.)
Assists with instrument calibration and records to ensure compliance with quality assurance requirements.
Performs equipment checks to assure proper function of and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions.
Ensures exam rooms are adequately supplied with linen and related medical supplies.
Provides teaching and mentoring to new hires and students.
Continually strives to learn new technical information and skills through attendance of periodic in-service programs and participation in professional affiliation sessions.
Potentially rotates through all diagnostic imaging modalities, sites and/or locations.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology.
Must be a Registered Technologist credentialed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T.(R) (ARRT), in good standing.
Certification in Mammography: R.T.(R) (M) (ARRT).
Current state licensure (RL) required prior to employment.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK:
Knowledge of anatomy and related pathologic processes.
Ability to communicate well with Radiologists and physicians to coordinate proper imaging of patients.
Strong communication skills are essential to provide excellent care to patients and families.
Ability to function well with minimal or no direct supervision.
Minimum one year experience as a General Radiologic Technologist preferred.
Successful completion of 40 hours of mammography training.
Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
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