Works under the supervision of the Mammo Manager. Performs mammograms and bone density. Assists Radiologist with needle localization, stereotactic biopsy and galactogram in accordance with Radiation Practice Standards, ACR, MQSA, The Joint Commission and departmental policies. Able to perform and/or assist with Quality Assurance activities related to mammography. Performs any combination of the primary duties depending on area of assignment.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
1. Performs mammograms and bone density on a daily basis under facility approved policies and procedures and in accordance with Radiation Practice Standards, ACR, and MQSA.
2. Assists Radiologist with needle localization, stereotactic biopsy and galactogram in accordance with Radiation Practice Standards, ACR, MQSA and departmental policies, and when training and approved demonstration of correct competencies are complete.
3. Obtains or reviews patient’s medical history and physician orders prior to performing studies, and notifies appropriate staff of inconsistencies. Explains procedures to patient and completes comprehensive documentation.
4. Consistently selects appropriate technical factors from technique charts and operates equipment in accordance with prescribed Radiation Safety Practices.
5. Prepares completed mammograms and/or other studies for interpretation in a timely manner (takes exam to close status) including appropriately identified images and all associated forms.
6. Able to perform and/or assist with Quality Assurance activities related to mammography and bone density. 7. Reports changes in patient’s condition to Lead Technologist and/or Radiologist for follow-up. Assists with emergency medical treatment under physician direction.
8. Assists with scheduling of patient exams.
9. Attends regularly scheduled department meetings and in-services.
10. Works closely with Lead Mammography Technologist to meet MQSA standards.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: QUALITY OF WORK
Completes requested radiographic and mammographic examinations with a high level of technical quality. Including but not limited to the following:
· Patient identification (check patient wristband), name and medical record number, and proper film I.D., i.e., patient name, proper side markers, etc.
· Proper patient positioning
· Proper exposure technique
· Proper radiation protection techniques
Obtains medical history, explains procedures and completes necessary documentation. Including but not limited to the following:
· Patient registration and consents
· Patient arrival
· Q.A. and Verify (to include proper modifiers.)
Demonstrates job knowledge through department competencies for each area of responsibility.
Assumes responsibility for own actions, including follow-up and completion of tasks in an effective and timely manner.
Fulfills departmental and Hospital responsibilities including: attending staff meetings as appropriate, reading all meeting minutes and posted communications, participating in departmental performance improvement activities, attending all Hospital and department-specific required in-services, and maintaining an active role in problem solving and resolution.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: PRODUCTIVITY/USE OF TIME
Demonstrates motivation and ambition on the job, adapts to and supports change, independently seeks unassigned work without impacting quality, is flexible, thinks along original lines, questions old methods and offers suggestions for improvement of procedures.
Prioritizes work effectively, utilizes logic and makes sound decisions in choosing a particular course of action. Is able to identify problems based on factual information and knows when to refer issues to a superior.
Able to complete a typical day’s assigned workload within the scheduled shift.
Able to take on additional procedures during periods of heavy work.
Uses free time between procedures to maintain a safe work environment, ensure adequate levels of supplies, assist with files and reports, when necessary, and maintain QA for equipment.
Assumes responsibility for attendance and punctuality in order to promote the efficient operation of the department/Hospital and essential components of solid employee performance. Poor attendance and tardiness disrupt productivity and make it difficult to function effectively. Each employee shall be responsible for being present at the correct time each day. (See Attendance APM for further details.)
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS/ TEAMWORK
Demonstrates a willingness to be cooperative and assist others whenever possible, utilizes positive interpersonal skills, is courteous and behaves in a professional manner at all times.
Utilizes fundamental tools essential for effective communication (verbal, non-verbal and written) and interaction as follows:
Listening: Utilizes methods which enable a person to clearly understand what another person is saying. Methods include ways of responding so that each person feels their problems and feelings have been understood.
Assertiveness: Utilizes verbal and non-verbal behaviors which maintain respect, satisfy needs, and defend rights without dominating, manipulating, abusing or controlling others.
Conflict Resolution: Utilizes methods which enable dealing with the emotional turbulence that typically accompanies conflict.
Collaborative Problem Solving: Utilizes methods to resolve conflicting needs and lead to a satisfying resolution.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Follows safe work practices, takes an active interest in preventing injury or illness and promoting a safe and healthful environment for self and others, and complies with Hospital and governmental safety regulations concerning, but not limited to, the following:
1. Safety Manual
2. Universal Precautions/Infection Control Plan
3. Fire Safety Plan (Code Red)
4. Emergency Preparedness Plan
5. Patient and Employee Instrument and Equipment Guidelines
6. Hazard Communication Program (MSDS sheets, etc.)
7. Employee Injury & Illness Prevention Program (including proper body mechanics)
8. Security Programs
Facility Access Plan
Infant Security Plan
Parking and Traffic Regulations
9. Back Injury Prevention Program
10. Medical Emergency Plan (Code Blue)
11. General Safety Rules and Regulations
12. Employee Injury/Exposure Reporting
Stays current with field of practice through journals, articles and other pertinent literature. Attends approved in-services and workshops
Completes fifteen (15) type “A” CEU’s during 36 months immediately preceding MQSA survey dates. Completes 200 mammography exams in a 24 month period and ARRT (R) (M) current CRT.
Promotes the Hospital’s mission to deliver healthcare with a spirit of caring for the community at large.
Assumes personal responsibility to comply with all Federal, State and local laws governing business conduct; conducts business in an ethical and trustworthy manner; and displays the qualities and characteristics of a professional at all times when dealing with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers and fellow employees.
POPULATION – SPECIFIC CARE:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the populations served. This includes demonstrating knowledge of the principles of caring for the following, but not limited to, geriatric, pediatric, developmentally-challenged, special needs and physically-challenged, and various diagnoses, interventions, procedures and operations performed for patients served.
1. Education: Work requires completion of a two-year Radiologic Technology training program approved by the AMA
2. Licensure: Current CRT (R) (M) and ARRT (R) registration. New hires or transfers have 12 months to obtain ARRT (M) and must maintain current. BLS/Healthcare Provider status as per American Heart Association standards required.
3. Experience: One (1) year of experience as a licensed mammography technologist, preferred. 4. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Knowledge of radiographic equipment and radiation safety (patient and operator). The ability to assist with patient injections and changing dressings requires the use of fine motor skills and precise hand/eye coordination.
5. Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, public and co-workers. Work requires ability to communicate effectively about complex matters with others who have varying levels of comprehension and knowledge (written and oral).
6. Essential Physical Requirements: See attached “Physical Requirements Sheet”
7. Essential Mental Abilities: Requires analytical abilities to determine priorities and judge information. Ability to handle effectively with the stress of multiple priorities and patient anxieties. 8. Essential Sensory Requirements: Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile sense. 9. Performance Improvement: Assumes active role in the department’s Continuous Performance
Improvement Program. Develops, implements and assesses Continuous Performance Improvement efforts as assigned. Assist with MQSA as requested or required.
Salary Range: $67.72 - $86.22
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