Mammography Technologist
Location:
Salem , New Hampshire
Posted:
October 19, 2017
Reference:
26434-4009
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Radiologist, performs mammography procedures in accordance with established protocols for patient ages.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
Possesses strong knowledge of all diagnostic, radiologic and mammography procedures and equipment including general radiologic units, mammography systems, stereotactic and ABBI devices
Performs breast imaging studies utilizing appropriate positioning techniques and protocol
Selects proper and accurate technical factors as required to assure consistent optimal image quality and minimize radiation exposure to the patient
Ability to adapt to specific patient morphology
Self-evaluates the quality of all radiologic and mammographic procedures assuring that only optimal films are submitted for interpretation to the Radiologist
Instructs and prepares patients for radiology procedures in a professional manner within established policies and procedures
Demonstrates technical expertise to operate Imaging equipment and obtain high quality films
Correctly identifies films utilizing lead markers and PACS annotation as indicated
Obtains and records all pertinent clinical information relating to the procedure ordered including but not limited to patient history, pregnancy, allergies, lab tests, correlative procedure results, reason for the test and patient complaints/symptoms in accordance with Center policy
Performs quality control procedures prior to performing clinical procedures and regularly inspects equipment; reports concerns to supervisor
Ensures that patient results are communicated to healthcare team timely, accurately and without compromising security and confidentiality
Ensures all required documentation, requisitions, forms, charges, and patient's medical record are completed per established Center policy; completes all written and computer documentation in a timely manner
Ensures compliance with all applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies
Plays active role in ACR accreditation and in process/maintenance of Center accreditation
Demonstrates ability to work independently to perform job and maintain ACR accreditation and FDA requirements with minimal supervision
Competent and responsible in prevention of contamination and transfer of infection
Completes on-going continual education to improve job performance, maintain licensure/certification/registration, and stays abreast of current trends and practices
Promotes internal and external customer satisfaction
Builds and promotes a culture of service excellence and continuous improvement
Attendance: works as scheduled and is compliant with Attendance and Tardiness Policy

Education & Qualifications:
Required: Graduated AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology; current American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) and state license as required; ARRT Mammography certification; American Heart Association BLS
Preferred: One year mammography experience

Competence:

COMPETENCY FOR THE FOLLOWING PATIENT POPULATIONS
X Neonatal - 0 days to 28 days X Adult - 19 years to 65 years
X Pediatric - 29 days to 18 years X Elderly - 66 years and over

Working Conditions:
• Work is performed inside with good ventilation and comfortable temperatures
• This job classification has routine exposure to electric shock, x-ray and electromagnetic energy
• This job classification has routine exposure to radiation hazards, biohazardous materials, noxious odors, latex and musculoskeletal injuries

Physical Requirements:
• Lifting greater than 50 lbs occasionally, carrying greater than 20 lbs occasionally and pulling or pushing greater than 50 lbs frequently
• Positional tasks may include frequent/prolonged walking, standing with occasional kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing and stooping
• Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity, depth perception, corrected hearing and vision to within functional ranges; must be able to see and read computer screens and biomedical equipment readouts with or without corrective devices
• Must be able to communicate clearly with patients, families and co-workers

Mental & Emotional Requirements:
• Demonstrates attention to detail, concentration, conceptualization and memory
• Ability to problem solve
• Handles multiple priorities
• Manages stress appropriately
• Makes decisions under pressure
• Relates to others and influences people
• Manages anger/fear/hostility/violence of others appropriately

Hazards:
• Exposure to moving mechanical parts
• Exposure to potential electric shock
• Exposure to CRT (computer) Monitor
• Exposure to frequent repetitive motions
• Exposure to needles or other sharp objects
• Exposure to infectious and communicable diseases
• Exposure to hazardous chemical and /or pharmaceuticals

Occupational Exposure to Chemical and Pharmaceutical Wastes:
• Waste Handler - Satellite: The normal work routine involves exposure to chemical and/or pharmaceutical wastes. This position is responsible for the safe handling and movement of hazardous materials/hazardous wastes to a Satellite waste container within the department. Initial training is provided upon hire and refresher training is provided annually

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens:
• OSHA Category I: The normal work routine involves exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or other potentially infectious materials. Position is required to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way.

Productivity/Fiscal Responsibility:
• Reports to work on time and is ready to start work
• Utilizes appropriate resources to complete assignments within allocated time period
• Performs accurately and in a timely manner in periods of increased work-loads and high stress
• Follows through with assignments and informs supervisor if unable to complete tasks
• Adapts to changes in volume/acuity demands
• When work is complete, seeks additional tasks
• Supports responsible staffing decisions (in-patient/out-patient coverage, low volume, stand-by, on-call)
• Maintains and organizes supplies appropriately
• Demonstrates efforts to eliminate waste
• Demonstrates ability to set priorities
• Demonstrates problem solving ability using appropriate resources

Building Partnerships:
• Identifies opportunities to take action to build strategic relationships to help achieve goals
• Exchanges information with potential partners to clarify partnership benefits and potential problems
• Collaboratively determines the scope and expectations of the partnership so that both departments' needs can be met
• Places higher priority on organization's goals than department's goals
• Anticipates effects of department's actions and decisions on partners
• Influences others to support partnership objectives

Building Trust:
• Interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization
• Shares thoughts, feelings and rationale so that others understand personal positions
• Demonstrates honesty, keeps commitments and behaves in a consistent manner
• Listens to others and objectively considers others' ideas and opinions, even when they conflict with own
• Treats people with dignity, respect and fairness
• Gives proper credit to others
• Stands up for deserving others and their ideas even in the face of resistance

Passion for Results:
• Drives high standards for individual, team and organizational accomplishment
• Sets challenging goals and high performance standards for self and others
• Initiates action and moves others toward envisioned outcomes
• Corrals energy day-to-day to maintain momentum and a sense of urgency toward desired results
• Works relentlessly to overcome obstacles
• Is dissatisfied until results have been achieved
• Derives satisfaction from goal achievement and continuous improvement

Compelling Communication:
• Clearly and succinctly conveys information to individuals and groups
• Uses forceful and compelling language and tone to stimulate other's thinking and actions
• Uses vivid analogies and illustrations to create mental images
• Uses visual aids when appropriate to enhance impact of the message
• Conveys messages logically, simply, succinctly and at the right pace, does not digress
• Checks audience's understanding, presents messages in different ways to enhance their understanding
• Uses correct grammar and punctuation
• Uses a format and terminology appropriate to the topic and audience

Customer Focus:
• Demonstrates teamwork and cooperation, works well with others
• Serves as a resource in an effective manner to other departments as needed
• Anticipates and or identifies customer service issues
• Creates customer-focused practices to assure customer satisfaction
• Shows genuine concern, respect and ability to communicate cordially with patients, visitors, physicians and other employees
• Is sensitive to customer inconveniences and responds accordingly
• Is cognizant of age specific, cultural and physical needs of customer in providing service
• Promotes a culture of service excellence

Quality & Safety Orientation:
• Understands and follows oral and /or written policies, procedures and instructions
• Ensures high quality output
• Has working knowledge of the operation of the department or seeks guidance from appropriate personnel
• Reports equipment malfunctions to appropriate personnel and correctly completes work order
• Assures safe and clean environment; keeps area clutter free
• Reports actual or potential medical/health care errors, near misses or other opportunities to improve patient safety
• Promotes patient and employee safety
• Participates in safety education, quality, safety and performance improvement initiatives
• Utilizes standard precautions by wearing protective equipment ( goggles, gowns, gloves and uses correct hand washing techniques)

Personal & Professional Development:
• Maintains own clinical competency and certification
• Accepts responsibility for assessment of self-learning needs and identifies resources to accomplish personal and professional development
• Attends at least 50 % of department staff meetings, reads communications and actively participates in committees as assigned
• Participates in continuing education programs and attends mandatory education annually to maintain competence and gain additional skills
• Makes independent decisions, manages multiple priorities
• Organized, self-directed, requires minimum supervision
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Displays professional pride
• Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to HCA's Code of Conduct
• Conduct reflects HCA's values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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