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Mammography Technologist

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Registered Mammography Technologist produces high quality breast imaging procedures while following guidelines established by the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist), ACR (American College of Radiology) and MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program). They will perform all screening, diagnostic, invasive, and DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) scans according to established protocols and procedures for interpretation by supervising physician.Essential Job FunctionsPerforms all breast imaging and DEXA procedures.Assists the radiologist in invasive breast procedures, ensuring aseptic technique and consent is obtained by performing physician.Correlates patient's clinical history with procedure, ensuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed provider. Conveys patient's clinical history to licensed provider prior to examination.Selects and operates breast imaging equipment and associated devices to achieve desired results.Selects appropriate radiographic technique exposure factors to produce quality diagnostic images.Applies principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.Applies the principles of patient safety during all aspects of the mammographic procedures.Provides patient education and discharge instructions.Participates in the department's quality assessments and improvement plans.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationCertification and Registration in Mammography, ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) (preferred upon hire, or must obtain within six months of hire)State Licensure (preferred, unless required by the state where the job is being performed)BLS Basic Life Support American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care) (required)EducationAssociate's from an ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) accredited institute (preferred)Work Experience1 year experience as a registered mammography technologist (preferred)TrainingEPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)Picture archiving communication system (PACS) (preferred)LanguageNonePatient PopulationAdults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluidsMay be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materialsMay have periods of constant interruptionsGeneral office environment* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsPhysical DemandsFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) XLifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) XPush/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) XPush/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) XStoop, Kneel XCrawling XClimbing XBalance XBending XWork PositionFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Sitting XWalking XStanding XAdditional Physical Requirements/HazardsPhysical RequirementsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephoneReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionDepth perceptionHazardsUse of latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesSkillsPatient centered careMonitor patient conditions during examinationRecord patient medical historiesInterdisciplinary teamAttention to detailCritical thinkingCommunication with patientsConflict resolutionActive listeningRelationship buildingPicture Archive and Communication System (PACS)Radiology Information Systems (RIS)TeamworkMammographyDEXARadiation protectionPatient educationDiagnostic ImagingMedical ImagingElectronic Health Records (EHR)Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comby Jobble

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