Performsmammographic procedures according to departmental protocol as requested byphysicians' orders. Complies withestablished organization and departmental policies, procedures, objectives,quality assessment, and mammography quality control. Assists in maintaining a safe workingenvironment related to patients ranging in ages from adolescent, adult, togeriatric.
A. Education:Graduate of a two-year accredited program in radiology.Additional 40 hours of formal training in mammography.CPR certified.
B. Licensure:ARRT registeredAn advanced registry inmammography from the ARRT. (R)(M) required.
C. Experience:ARRT with at least one year of experience as a diagnostic radiologic technologist preferred.Supervised performanceof 250 mammograms.
Communication Skills:Able to read, write and speak English.
V. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Operates the mammography unit. Adjusts technical factors in proportion to the patient being examined while minimizing radiation and reviews digital images for proper positioning, technique, and identification. Greets patients and confirms their identification. Assumes care and responsibility for patient undergoing the exam and maintains that responsibility until the patient is released from the department. Records the patients' history, unusual conditions and/or limitations. Records the technique used, the time of the exam, and any other relevant information. Labels the mammogramimages as required by ACR.Performs and documentsall testing associated with ACR/FDA Regulations, including quality controltesting.Performs visualpreventive safety inspections on imaging equipment and reports dangerousdepartment or equipment conditions.Ensures that exams areproperly charged according to departmental procedures.Performs officeprocedures, transports patients, and assists referring physicians in locatingfilms and reports.Keeps current on stateand federal regulations and provides radiation protection to patient, staff,and self according to prescribed safety standards (i.e., FDA, ACR, MQSA).Screens patientinformation to determine if an exam will be a screening versus adiagnostic. This information will bepresented to the radiologist for a decision.Maintains records ofoutside mammograms; log-in and log-out.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Lifting 50pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to25 pounds
MACHINES TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDES X-ray equipment Dry Laser Film Printer Film Digitizer Files