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Mammography Technologist

Company: Huntsville Memorial Hospital
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSEUnder general supervision of the Mammography Supervisor, the Mammography Tech prepares equipment and patients for mammography procedures. Safely and accurately performs mammography and quality control, as ordered and directed according to established practices and procedures. Maintains safe environment to deliver highest quality patient care and accurate imaging.QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Completion of formal radiology technology program required.Experience: One year of experience as a diagnostic radiologic technologist and supervised performance of 250 mammograms preferred.Licensure/Certification: Current registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required. An advanced registry in mammography from the ARRT (R)(M) required.Basic Life Support certification required within 30 days of employment, before patient care is administered independently.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONSFrequent: pushing, pulling, standing & walking. Occasional: sitting, lifting, carrying, reaching, bending, squatting, climbing kneeling, twisting.Visual and hearing acuity required; depth perception needed to examine exposed film for pertinent details. Work is mostly inside, with good ventilation and comfortable temperature. Possible exposure to: toxic/caustic chemicals or detergents, moving mechanical parts, potential electric shock, radiant energy, communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens.LATITUDE, CONTACTS/INTERACTIONSAll positions of Huntsville Memorial Hospital are part of an interdisciplinary team, and as such, participate in the care and service delivery process through effective interaction with other team members. Primarily interacts with hospital staff, medical staff, patients, and visitors.MACHINES TOOLS & EQUIPMENTX-ray equipmentDry Laser Film PrinterFilm DigitizerESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSEvery effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.Proper setup, use and operation 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 identification. Assumes care and responsibility for patient undergoing the exam throughout their visit in 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 mammogram images as required by ACR.Performs and documents all testing associated with ACR/FDA Regulations, including quality control testing.Performs visual preventive safety inspections on imaging equipment and reports dangerous department or equipment conditions.Ensures that exams are properly charged according to departmental procedures.Performs office procedures, transports patients, and assists referring physicians in locating films and reports.Keeps current on state and federal regulations and provides radiation protection to patient, staff, and self, according to prescribed safety standards (i.e., FDA, ACR, MQSA).Screens patient information to determine if an exam will be screening versus diagnostic. This information will be presented to the radiologist for a decision.Maintains records of outside mammograms; log-in and log-out.Maintains patient confidentiality and appropriate handling of PHI.Abides by the HMH Legal Compliance Code of Conduct.Maintains a safe work environment and reports safety concerns appropriately.Performs other duties as required.

Keywords: Huntsville Memorial Hospital, College Station , Mammography Technologist, Other , Huntsville, Texas

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