Mammography Technologist

MedStar Health
Baltimore, MD
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Performs diagnostic medical radiographic procedures and Mammography. Qualifications EDUCATION: Certification by the ARRT and licensed by the State of Maryland; Associate's degree preferred. EXPERIENCE: 6 months mammography and diagnostic experience. LICENSE/CERT/REG: Completion of MedStar competency requirements. Additional certification if required. SKILLS: Knowledge of anatomy. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred Primary Duties and Responsibilities Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Evaluates images for technical quality, provides hard copy records, and maintains image archives, ensuring proper identification. Maintains X-ray and other equipment in efficient operating order; performs preventive maintenance on a regularly scheduled basis including any quality control required. Obtains patient history, answers patient questions, and explains procedures. Provides patient education and post-procedural instructions. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams, in meetings and on committees. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs patient follow-up as required by MQSA/ACR standards. Performs QC as required by MQSA and ACR standards. Has knowledge of frequency of performance, limits of acceptability, and appropriate action to be taken when not acceptable. Performs radiographic examinations as assigned. Positions patients to best demonstrate area of interest, assumes responsibility for physical and psychological needs of patient during procedures, and provides immobilization assistance when necessary, ensuring safety. Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department. Completes necessary clerical and computer tasks as required. Prepares, identifies, and/or administers contrast media and/or medications as prescribed by a licensed practitioner. Provides instruction on and demonstrates equipment operation, filming, and other technical topics for staff and students. Conducts didactic for students as required. Requests and orders supplies as necessary to keep materials on hand at all times. Transports patients to appropriate imaging area; prepares and maintains room. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of work areas. Verifies informed consent form and assists a licensed practitioner during interventional, needle localization, and biopsy procedures, employing sterile techniques. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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