Mammo Technologist

Requisition ID
2021-163205
Department
Diagnostic Imaging Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
730-5p
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St. Anne Hospital
Location
WA-BURIEN

Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  

Responsibilities

This position is located in Burien, WA and is 20 minutes south of Seattle. The hospital also has Free Onsite Parking.

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.

Related Skills: Imaging, scanning, Mammo Tech,AART

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience Requirements
Graduation from an accredited school of Radiological Technology, and 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 American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Certification

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