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Mammographer

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Performs and assists with diagnostic imaging of mammography.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program required.
      • Advanced certification in Mammography required.

    • Experience
      • Previous Mammography experience preferred, but not required.
      • Required completion of eight hours digital mammography training and be current with Continuing Education (CE) and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requirements.

    • License/Certifications
      • Registered Radiography (RT.R.ARRT) certification required.
      • Registered Mammography (RT.M.ARRT) Certification required.
      • Medical Radiographer license through the state of Iowa (RAD.IA) required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • View multiple computer screens.
      • Process data for each exam and procedure.
      • Ability to lift and position patients and equipment up to 50 lbs. and wear lead apron (up to 15 lbs.) as needed.
      • Comply with all MHS Employee Health requirements.
      • Walk or stand almost constantly during work shift.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient, to ensure understanding and a comfort level of treatment, as outlines in the Age Specific Criteria.
        • Feedback from Coordinator.
        • Feedback from physicians.
        • Feedback from patients.

      • Identifies each patient and reviews each patient's orders, either hard copy or via Radiology Information System (RIS), for consistency of the examination ordered with clinical diagnosis and all demographic information to ensure quality patient care.
        • PI incident reporting.
        • Feedback from Coordinator.
        • Feedback from patients.

      • Performs quality exams, by explaining procedure to patient, positioning them appropriately for requested exam, (mammography, needle locs, & stereotactics) reviewing each exam for technical accuracy, and by communicating pertinent information to the appropriate supervisor/radiologist, ensuring aid to the radiologist in diagnosis of the patient.
        • Feedback from Coordinator.
        • Feedback from physicians.
        • Feedback from patients.

      • Ensures proper film identification and anatomical orientation on all films to comply with departmental policies and regulatory policies set forth by the State of Iowa and the FDA.
        • Feedback from Coordinator.
        • Feedback from physicians.
        • Feedback from State or Federal inspection results.

      • Uses Radiology Information System (RIS) to correctly document number of films used/repeated, reason for repeats, appropriate history from patient, reason for modification of exam, if appropriate, and identification of second technologist (if needed), ensuring accurate repeat/reject rates and departmental statistics as per Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
        • Feedback from Coordinator.
        • Feedback from State or Federal inspection results.

      • Performs daily quality control of the equipment and film processing to maintain optimum equipment performance.
        • Feedback from Coordinator.
        • Feedback from physicians.
        • Feedback from State or Federal inspection results.

      • Stocks and cleans exam rooms routinely to create a clean and friendly environment.
        • Direct observation from Coordinator.
        • Feedback from coworkers.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted July 27, 2017
Date Closes September 25, 2017
Requisition 6323
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Work At Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
Department Breast Center
Shift
Hours Monday - Thursday, 3:00PM-6:00PM & Sat, 7:30AM-4:00PM hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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