The Mammographer is responsible for performing quality mammographic examinations, following all state and federal regulations. The Mammographer uses radiation to produce images for screening or diagnostic procedures for detection of breast disease. The Mammographer also performs advanced exams such as needle localizations. Mammographers ensure technical quality of procedures and maintain knowledge of quality control (QC), quality assurance (QA), and other regulatory guidelines, and are responsible for monitoring and maintaining essential patient care and safety including practicing ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
II. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Job duties specific to this position:
Performs mammographic procedures, including biopsies and interventional exams in an efficient, timely manner according to department policies and procedures.
Prepares, utilizes and operates mammography equipment and rooms. Maintains and organizes supplies and equipment.
Follows quality control assurance procedures according to department, state and federal regulations and keeps supporting documentation.
Greets patients politely and efficiently and explains the procedures.
Obtains, completes and reviews patient consent forms prior to starting procedures.
Seeks out Interpreter Services if needed.
Performs examinations, processes images and completes documentation thoroughly, accurately and in a timely manner.
Completes and maintains patient records and documentation. This includes records of quality assurance and quality control.
Labels, marks and dates images and sends to PACS accurately.
Follows radiation safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
Follows sterile techniques according to hospital policy.
Wears personal dosimetry badges.
Reports problems with equipment or supplies to supervisor.
Performs all duties following professional standard and according to department, hospital, local, state and federal regulations and/or policies.
Job duties for all positions:
Takes responsibility for ensuring that all work outcomes satisfy the HealthAlliance Three Pillars: Finance, Quality, and Service Excellence.
The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of HealthAlliance Hospitals and serve as a role model for the CARES- It Happens Here customer service initiative.
Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.
Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all internal and external customers.
Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.
Adheres to the HealthAlliance Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards and dress code.
Complies with established environment of care/safety policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.
Maintains, and fosters, an organized, clean, safe work environment.
Actively contributes to the development and application of process improvements.
Maintains a collaborative, team relationship with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the groups achievement of goals and to help foster a positive work environment.
Demonstrates respect for the diversity of patient and employee populations. Supports and encourages diverse points of view, work and lifestyles.
Practices cost containment and fiscal responsibility through the efficient use of supplies, equipment, time, etc.
Performs a variety of related duties as assigned.
JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
To work unsupervised must comply with all current state and federal regulations.
Ability to follow procedures and policies.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Ability to use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
Ability to process, review and evaluate images and computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
Ability to explain procedures to patients while keeping them relaxed and comfortable, and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during exam.
Ability to position and immobilize patient on examining table.
Ability to operate mammographic equipment to safely produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes. Ability to record, process and maintain thorough and accurate patient data, and medical histories.
Ability to read, write and speak clearly in English.
Graduate of an accredited school in radiological technology.
Previous mammography experience preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC. :
Must be licensed in MA for mammography or eligible.
Must be ARRT registered or registry eligible. Must have and maintain current CPR certification.