Mammography Technologist

Location: Lexington, MA
Job ID: 153692-1A
Date Posted: Jun 25, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Process Manager, performs screening and diagnostic Breast Imaging studies using ionizing radiation for use in the detection and treatment of breast tumors.  Monitors and maintains essential patient care and safety including practicing ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). Flexibility to work overtime/cover at other sites as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Performs screening and diagnostic Breast Imaging studies using ionizing radiation for use in the diagnosis and treatment of breast tumors.
  1. Obtains and documents necessary patient information or history from accessing IDXrad Mammography Module achieving 100% accuracy.
  1. Performs all Breast Imaging exams ensure that all exams achieve a quality repeat rate equaling less of than 5% of all completed exams.
  1. Begins and completes exams using the (Radiology Information System) RIS with 100% accuracy, 100% of the time.
  1. Labels all images with correct patient information and technologist’s initials with 100% accuracy 100% of the time.
  1. Reviews exams for quality control (QC) using the Digital system; recognizes artifacts, motion and correct positioning.
  1. Responsible for participating with the Process Manager in the QC process for department, utilizing ACR standards.
  1. Applies the lowest dose of ionizing radiation that is reasonably achievable, known as ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable), required to produce clear images.
  1. Readily and willingly contributes to team approach to provide optimal quality care for patients.
  1. Readily works off-sites as needed.
  1. Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles and Mission Statement into daily activities.
  1. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
  1. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
  1. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  1. Demonstrates an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  1. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer service standards.
  1. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  1. Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
  1. Performs other duties in support of the organization as required or directed.



Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Transport
  1. Off-sites
  1. Orienting new staff


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Two year AMA accredited School of Radiologic Technology

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Registered by the ARRT or registry eligible. Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health: Radiation Control Program in the specialties in which the technologist practices. Maintains licensure on a biannual basis, maintains CEUS specific to the specialty in which the technologist practices.  Certified in basic life support (BLS).

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Candidate must be proficient in the use Radiologic equipment including Digital and stereotactic equipment or in the absence of this skill must have the ability to be trained to a level of competency.  Minimal computer skills required.

In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.

Experience:     Up to 6 months experience with Clinical internship program in a hospital setting is required.


Per Diem 

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

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