Mammography Technologist - 40 hours, Day shift

Location: Peabody, MA
Job ID: 177126-1A
Date Posted: Aug 16, 2022
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Operation’s Manager, the Mammography Breast Ultrasound Technologist performs screening and diagnostic mammography exams using ionizing radiation for use in the detection and treatment of breast conditions and pathology. The technologist is responsible for ancillary paperwork as needed and is responsible for monitoring and maintaining essential patient care and safety including practicing ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).  Flexibility to cover open shifts and off sites is necessary. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to: 

  • Performs screening and diagnostic mammography exams using ionizing radiation for use in the diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions and pathology and meets the image quality expectations set forth by the MQSA. 
  • If indicated, assists radiologist in all mammography and/or tomosynthesis-guided breast procedures. 
  • Prepares necessary procedural  documentation  through ECMS. 
  • Performs and documents pre and post procedure phone calls, pathology data entry, and  Universal Protocol in Epic.
  • Obtains and documents necessary patient information in Epic and the CRA risk assessment application, achieving 100% accuracy.
  • Begins and completes exams in Epic with 100% accuracy, 100% of the time.
  • Annotates all images with correct patient information and technologist’s initials with 100% accuracy 100% of the time.
  • Ensures all exams are stored in PACS under the correct patient information and accession number.
  • Under the supervision of the Operation’s Manager, performs quality control on mammography per MQSA and ACR standards. 
  • Applies the lowest dose of ionizing radiation that is reasonably achievable, known as ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
  • Readily and willingly contributes to team approach to provide optimal quality care for patients. 
  • Readily works off-sites as needed. 
  • Incorporates LHMC Guiding Principles,Mission and Context Statements into daily activities. 
  • Complies with all LHMC Policies. 
  • Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and LHMC. 
  • Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients. 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment. 
  • Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer service standards. 
  • Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities. 
  • Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education. 
  • Performs other duties in support of the organization as required or directed.

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Transport
  • Off-sites
  • Orienting new staff

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education: Two year AMA accredited School of Radiologic Technology. 

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  ARRT certification in Radiography, Mammography, and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Radiation Control Program in Mammography. Maintains licensure on a biannual basis, maintains CEU’s according to departmental policy and specific to and inclusive of the specialties in which the technologist practices. 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Candidate must be proficient in the use of Radiologic equipment including Digital Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and localization procedures. Computer skills required. 

Experience:     A minimum of 6 months of experience with Clinical internship program in a hospital setting is required. Willing to train Radiologic Technologists with a mininum of (1) year experience.


40 hours, Day shift

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.