Mammo Technologist

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Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 161822-1B
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2020
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 department.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

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