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Flagler Hospital

Mammography Technologist, PRN days
Job#: 178290
Positions: 1
Posted: 04/01/2013
Job Type: PRN
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Department: Radiology
Category: Clinical
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: No Benefits
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Job Description

Job Description:                                 MAMMOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGIST                                      

 

Department:                                         Radiology

 

Responsible To:                                   Director of Imaging Services

 

Education/Training:                            High school grad or equivalent. Completion of formal Radiologic Technology training in an AMA approved school qualifying for registry as an American Registered Radiologic Technologist. Must show evidence of twelve (12) hours of  CEU’s every 24 months specific to Mammography.  BLS required.

 

Experience:                                           One or more years of experience preferred.

 

License:                                                 ARRT (R) and (M) and State of Florida DPR license required.

 

Physical Requirements:                      Good physical condition to permit lifting, pushing wheelchair occupied by patient, standing most of an eight (8) hour shift. Ability to see, hear and otherwise communicate with patients.

 

Environmental Conditions:               Works indoors (100% of time), possible exposure to radiation.

 

Occupational Exposure:                    Category I = Job involves tasks or procedures that have exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials during the performance of duties. 

Skills/Requirements

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:            

  1. Accurately performs radiological exams to department standards including technique, positioning, protocols and transducer utilization. Prepares consent forms and other demographic data for patients receiving treatment.
  2. Assures quality of films presented to radiologist for interpretation and consults with doctor to obtain optimum scan.  Assures safety of patient including pregnancy identification and shielding documentation; reviews safety questionnaire prior to scanning patient.
  3. Listens to patients, family, or other caregivers concerns and responds to questions with empathy.  Explains procedure to patient after first introducing self and gives post procedure instructions (i.e. breast self-exam).
  4. Keeps an organized and clean work area and reports needed repairs to appropriate entity scheduling repairs and PM’s to minimize down time and hospital expense.          
  5. Transports patients to and from treatment area assisting them both on and off the table and while positioning properly for studies.
  6. Demonstrates ability to perform other radiographic/CT procedures as necessary. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on the physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served (child, adolescent, adult, geriatric).
  7. Coordinates the selection and use of supplies, minor equipment, X-rays, reports, and files between departmental units as needed.  Coordinates schedules of equipment and personnel and maintains an efficient workflow.
  8. Demonstrates knowledge of use for all diagnostic imaging equipment (both static and portable) as well as the hospital information system. Works with departmental and hospital wide QA/QI program.
  9. Coordinates both in and out patient studies and assures that procedures are billed properly.
  10. Prepares contrast material, verifies physician order, and injects patients for I.V. procedure using proper sterile technique.  Uses table pads, sheets, side rails/locks, to assure patient comfort and safety. Accurately utilizes initial side markers.  Performs phantom films regularly.  Assists with biopsy localizations, demonstrates responsibility for biopsy specimens, and correlates biopsy report to Mammo report.
  11. Speaks to community groups regarding mammography and promotes self-examination.  Trains new hires or existing staff as assigned.
  12. Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director, or designee (Supervisor).

 

The above statements reflect the responsibilities considered essential to the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in the job. 

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