Mammo Technologist - Per Diem

Location: Wilimington, MA
Job ID: 177543-1A
Date Posted: Jul 15, 2022
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

JOB SUMMARY: Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by independently performing mammographic examinations in accordance to department protocols and ACR imaging standards and safety standards, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, PACS, and other related medical imaging equipment   This professional technologist position will have an impact on quality, safety and the patient experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Required:  Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology and/or appropriate training to obtain license

Experience:

Required:  At least 1 year as a radiologic technologist including training in mammography

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Required:  For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS: 

Required: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certified and registered radiographer and mammographer; Massachusetts DPH Radiation Control Program Radiography and Mammography License

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Basic Life Support

POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:    Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

On-call:  N/A

Schedule requirements:  As needed to cover center’s hours of operation

Travel requirements:   May be scheduled
at any location performing Mammography.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

·        Reports to the Breast Care
Center Manager

·        Not responsible for
supervising the work of others.

As part of the part of the
Breast Care Center team, this position:

·        Greets, escorts, assesses,
educates and identifies patients making the patients feel welcomed and
comfortable and fulfilling all safety and quality checks, including verifying
exam orders.

·        Completes patient history
questionnaire with the patient and enters data into Meditech.

·        Conducts mammography exams,
assisting patient in disrobing, being sensitive to the patient privacy and
modesty during this highly personal patient contact.

·        Adjusts equipment and patient
to optimize exam results while trying to make the patient as comfortable as
possible.

·        Educates and informs patients
and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

·        Enters/edits examinations
correctly, ensuring accurate and informative documentation and appropriate
charge entries.

·        Electronically scans, sends
and stores images and data appropriately in PACS.

·        Maintains/makes entries into
department records and logs to monitor quality and safety in accordance with
departmental policies.

·        Maintains a clean and safe
work environment presenting the best possible impression of
facilities and fostering our
culture of safety. 

·        Responds to supply and
equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure optimum operations and equipment
quality and long-term equipment maintenance and life.

·        Transports and provides
ambulatory assistance to patients as necessary.

·        Educates and informs patients
and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

·        Communicates effectively with
the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures. 
Appropriately follows the chain of command.  Gives and accepts respectful
feedback to enhance teamwork.

·        Minimizes preventable harm
events and consistently executes the infection control protocols. 
Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality
and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.

·        Coordinates work schedule with
supervisor to maintain adequate staffing levels to meet our patients’ and
physicians’ needs.

·        Prepares patient and room for
mammography guided breast needle localization examinations, assisting the radiologist
in performing the procedure by taking the radiologic images of the targeted
area.

·        Maintains a clean and safe
work environment presenting the best possible impression of
facilities and fostering our
culture of safety.  Disinfects equipment in between each patient.

·        Responds to supply and
equipment issues timely to ensure optimum operations and equipment quality and
long-term equipment maintenance and life.

·        Participates in the
maintenance of department accreditation.

During off-shifts:

·        May register patients for
examinations.

Shift

Per Diem, as needed by the department

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.