Mammography Technologist

Baltimore, MD
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
MAMMOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGIST Job Summary: Produces high quality Mammographic diagnostic images in a timely manner while providing excellent patient care. Duties & Responsibilities: . Treats patients and customers with courtesy and respect. . Checks referral for appropriate study and diagnosis. Calls referring physician when in doubt or with questions as necessary. . Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room (ie Equipment is operable and all supplies are readily available). . Understands and uses correct exposure factors (AF, AKV, AT, manual), compression, and angulation in order to produce high quality images. . Checks and documents patient histories and has patient sign waiver, if necessary. . Consults with Radiologist when necessary to determine appropriate exam (screening or diagnostic). . Puts patients at ease by explaining the procedure and responding to their questions/requests in a professional manner. . Handles delicate situations (anxiety, cancerous pathology, etc.) in a supportive and empathetic manner ("good bedside manner"). . Monitors patient's well being during exam; recognizes patient discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action. . Keeps patient schedule and attempts to accommodate add-on patients when requested. . Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the appropriate person(s). . Exercise sound judgment regarding image quality; determines when repeats are necessary. . Releases patient with proper follow-up information. . Practices universal medical precautions. . Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. . Respect rights of family members that are accompanying the patient. . Remains professional in all situations. . Adheres to all OSHA regulations, RadNet practices and generally accepted safety protocols. . Other duties as assigned. Requirements (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities): . Familiarity with and ability to use equipment in assigned modality including RIS, imaging equipment and PACS. . Ability to utilize the principles, theories, practices, techniques and methods of the imaging procedures the team member conducts in order to produce images of high diagnostic quality. . Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and appropriate fashion. . Knowledge of patient positioning based on type of study. . Understands anatomy and pathology as needed to perform imaging procedures in assigned modalities. . Knowledgeable of appropriate studies to perform for the patient's diagnosis. . Demonstrates the ability to use proper screening methods of patients to avoid potential injury. . Ability to assist patients onto table. . Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. . Ability to walk/stand for 90% of patient interaction. . Must wear radiation monitoring badge at all times. ''RadNet is in equal opportunity employer, committed to cultural diversity. RadNet will provide equal consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition. RadNet participates in E-I9 Verify." Education & Experience Requirements: The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by successful completion of an accredited radiology program; registered with the ARRT; state licensure; and training and/or certification in mammography. Candidates must be current in the mammography CEUs as well.