Location: Bel Air
Posted on: November 22, 2021
JOB SUMMARY:The Mammography Technologist is responsible for
performing a variety of technical activities associated with the
performance of screening and diagnostic mammography procedures. The
person in this position responds to patient questions and concerns
regarding exam procedures and process, while maintaining
appropriate confidentiality regarding personal health information,
including but not limited to, patient diagnosis, health history,
demographics, and referral information. This person is responsible
for all paperwork associated with technical procedures and responds
to physician questions and needs regarding patient procedures. Some
technologists may work under the direct medical supervision of a
physician during certain procedures.Schedule:Monday's and Tuesday's
8:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.Wednesday's and Thursday's 9:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.$5
shift differential after 5:00p.m.39 hours - Full BenefitsWork
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- Performs a variety of tasks involving the operation of
mammographic equipment and other equipment/devices as
- Positions patients and uses immobilization if necessary.
- Selects proper mode to produce correct exposure factors.
- Evaluates images for diagnostic quality, obtaining additional
images as needed.
- Prepares and sets up medical supplies using aseptic techniques
if appropriate. Explains procedures to patients.
- Prints film or burns CDs if warranted. Matches with the
appropriate paperwork for interpretation.
- Provides orientation to new mammographers.
- Provides education and training to student mammographers.
- Performs other related duties incidental to the work
- Produces high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner
while providing excellent patient care.
- Treats patients and customers, including family members or care
providers that may accompany the patient, with courtesy,
professionalism and respect.
- Monitors patients' well-being during exam; recognizes patient
discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.
- Understands and uses compression, exposure modes, filter, KvP,
Mas, grid selection, focal spot size, AEC selection, photo cell
selection and other adjustments and factors on the equipment in
order to produce high quality images.
- Uses ALARA concept to minimize patient radiation doses.
Documents and reports any over-exposure and advises management
- Checks patient history, and obtains appropriate signed waivers,
- Consults with radiologist when necessary to determine
- Completes all paperwork and exam reports associated with
- Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patient
- Assists radiologist(s) with stereotactic breast biopsies and
other interventional procedures if needed.
- Checks referral for appropriate study based on patient
- Keeps exam rooms and dressing booths clean and properly stocked
- Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room
(i.e. equipment is operable, all supplies are readily available,
and has been appropriately cleaned and prepped).
- Handles delicate situations in a supportive and empathetic
manner ("good bedside manner") while maintaining appropriate
confidentiality regarding exam outcomes or potential issues.
- Keeps patient schedule and accommodates add-on patients when
- Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the
- Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality; seeks
guidance from radiologist if concerned about what scan reveals and
obtains prior approval before doing additional views in order to
better diagnose the patient's possible pathology.
- Releases patient with proper follow-up information.
- Monitors Patient Library and print films and burns CDs as
- Conducts daily, weekly and monthly QC testing to ensure the
quality control functions related to mammography.
- Guides patients through a sometimes difficult process by kindly
talking them through the steps and answering their questions and
concerns regarding exam procedures and processes.
- Participates in projects and completes other tasks as assigned
by management.PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all
duties, responsibilities and requirements of the position described
above. Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the
right to add or change duties at any
time.IND123Requirements:Minimum Qualifications, Education, and
- Must have current ARRT(R) certification, and state licenses in
Diagnostic Radiologic Technology and preferably Mammographic
Radiologic Technology. If not, will train.
- Requires a high school diploma or GED.
- CPR certification required.
- Maintain license and continuing education in accordance with
state, federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and
- Ability to relate to the public in a professional and courteous
manner, understanding the objectives of the organization,
regardless of racial, ethnic, religion, sexual orientation, gender,
mental/physical health, age, economic status, etc.
- Familiarity with and ability to use specialized equipment.
- Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and
- The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated
by successful completion of an accredited program, state and
federal licenses (as applicable), and appropriate registrations
- Possesses and utilizes excellent customer service skills,
strong written and verbal communications skills, and other medical
- Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to interact
effectively with doctors, patients, vendors, peers, staff and
- Must maintain continuing experience in accordance with state,
federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and regulations.
- Must provide 40 initial hours of training or attestation if
registered on or after 10/1/94.Quality Standards:
- Communicates, cooperates and consistently functions
professionally and harmoniously with all levels of supervision,
co-workers, patients, visitors, and vendors.
- Maintains CEUs and licensing as needed in order to maintain a
high level of skill in technical capabilities.
- Follows OSHA regulations, RadNet and site protocols, policies
- Follows HIPAA, compliance, privacy, safety and confidentiality
standards at all times.
- Practices universal safety precautions.
- Promotes good public relations on the phone and in person.
- Adapts and is willing to learn new tasks, methods and
systems.Physical Demands:This position often requires sitting,
standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching with hands and arms,
using hands and fingers, handling or palpating, speaking,
listening, and high-level cognition. Also, must be able to lift
over 50 pounds occasionally. All employees are to assist and
participate as members of a lift assistance team (for special
accommodation patients or any patient requiring assistance onto a
table or equipment placement) to initiate or complete an exam or
procedure.Working Environment:Technologists work in an outpatient
medical office setting with low to moderate noise level.RadNet is
an equal employment opportunity employer and treats all applicants
and employees in a fair and non-discriminatory manner without
regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender,
gender-identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information,
citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran/military
status, qualified disabled veteran, marital/ domestic partnership
status, religious creed, medical condition, sexual orientation,
political activity, or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state or local laws. RadNet does participate in E-I9
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