Mammo Tech

Requisition ID
2020-113080
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Diagnostic Radiology
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8:30am - 5pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St. Anne Hospital
Location
WA-BURIEN

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

 

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

Responsibilities

*5,000 Sign on bonus opportunity for experience external candidate!*

 

This Mammo Tech is located at our St Anne Hospital in Burien, WA which is 20 minutes south of Seattle. 

 

Job Summary:


This job is responsible for operating mammography imaging equipment to perform, under the direction of a Radiologist, specialized screening and diagnostic examinations of the breast to safely and accurately capture specific images key to the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.  Work is performed in accordance with professional standards under scope of licensure and under strict safety protocols and regulatory requirements.  Work includes:  1) preparing and operating radiographic equipment to produce high quality images for Radiologist evaluation, 2) explaining procedures to patients and positioning them correctly and effectively; and 3) performing quality assurance checks on imaging equipment to ensure it is in good working order.  Throughout the imaging process, mammography technologists use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Prepares equipment for imaging tests in accordance with established standards, safeguards and protocols to ensure quality results; performs quality assurance checks to ensure all parameters are within appropriate limits and the diagnostic quality of the images produced.
  • Explains procedure(s) to patient in preparation for the examination to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation; ensures that all questions/concerns are addressed prior to beginning the exam; monitors and documents physiological condition of the patient prior to, and during, the procedure.  
  • Operates imaging equipment to perform mammography screening/diagnostic protocols based on physicians’ orders and in accordance with professional imaging standards/protocols and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains records and documentation as required by department protocols and licensure requirements.
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:  Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.  Patient Population Served:  Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Radiological Technology
  • Two years of related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities. 
  • Some designated positions may require successful completion of accredited coursework for stereotactic breast biopsy, or willingness to be trained on-the-job to perform this procedure.
  • A minimum of fifteen continuing education credit hours in a 36-month period specific to mammography is required.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position and that meets the qualifications of any required certification or licensure.

Licensure/Certification

  • American Registry of Radiological Technologist (ARRT) (M) (R)
  • Current State of Washington licensure as a Radiology Technologist – Certified.
  • Washington Society of Radiological Technologist (WSRT) recommended.
  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification

     

    Related Skills:  Mammo, Mammography, Mammo Tech, Xray Tech, Radiologic Technologist, Rad Tech, Imaging

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