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Mammography Technologist - Women's Mobile Clinic

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Mammography Technologist - Women's Mobile Clinic (Job ID: 10235)Job SummaryAs one primary component of this job, and under the direction of a radiologist, performs screening and diagnostic mammograms at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Performs a variety of technical imaging procedures that entail application of ionizing radiation; therefore, prudent judgment, strong technical skills, and a commitment to patient safety are considered requisite professional characteristics for individuals assuming the position as a mammography technologist. Another secondary component of this job involves assisting the radiologist in performing interventional breast procedures and breast ultrasound examinations in order to contribute to a diagnosis.


Responsibilities

1.Performs screening and diagnostic mammograms following appropriate assessment by clinicians. 2.Performs breast ultrasound procedures in a timely manner according to physicians' order, established protocols, or specific radiologist direction. 3.Effectively interacts with Denver Health's PACS system through compliance with data entry, image post-processing, image archiving tasks, image quality assurance, and other related user interface activities. 4.Assists radiologists during interventional procedures, (breast biopsies, and needle localizations).Such assistance may include procedures preparation, post-procedural patient care to include, but not limited to, breast compression, retrieval of ice, and delivery of biopsy specimen to laboratory. 5.Maintains records of examinations and other pertinent information on patients within Epic. 6.Performs QC/QA processes daily on digital equipment. Phantom image test must be performed weekly. 7.Assembles order requisition, patient history sheet, and comparison films (when relevant) for radiologists' review within 30 minutes of completion of exam. 8.Performs duties related to the management of pathology results that include: printing and copying of pathology reports; verifying if patients are scheduled properly; and entering of pathology results into the computer system. 9.Any or all the following activities may be required each week as directed by supervisor and/or radiologist(s): 10.Print written pathology reports from previous week's patients' biopsies. 11.Refer abnormal results to surgical breast clinic for an appointment. 12.Education patients of their scheduled procedures. 13.Meet with patients to discuss biopsy results. 14.Assist with preparation for breast conference. 15.Update the procedure book with pathology results. 16.Check status of patients waiting for biopsies and document. 17.Notify PCP about patient's status. 18.Check status of patients needing additional views and document. 19.Enter pathology results into Epic. 20.Notify care providers of patient's pathology results. 21.Remind radiologist to addend his/her interpretation by providing the radiologist a copy of the written pathology report. 22.Uses Epic to schedule breast diagnostic studies. 23.Assists in the maintenance of department inventory by ordering, stocking, and performing inventory checks on those medical supplies utilized when performing general radiographic examinations. 24.Maintains a clean and orderly working environment through wiping down examination tables, changing linens, stocking supplies, and washing/disinfecting general radiographic equipment. 25.Attends and participates in departmental huddles, general intradepartmental meetings, and Radiology's in-services. 26.Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1.Knowledge in how to operate digital mammography equipment and related technology. 2.Competency in the performance of screening/diagnostic mammograms as well as interventional breast procedures. 3.Knowledge in how to operate breast ultrasound equipment and related technology. 4.Knowledge of how to address age-specific care needs of patients. 5.Effective interpersonal skill sets that lead to productive communications and collaborations. 6.Competency in interpreting physician order requests for screening/diagnostic breast examinations. 7.Ability to exercise prudent judgment in selecting and configuring equipment settings to compensate for patient physiologic variances. 8.Ability to consistently produce quality images related to the breast region.
Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1.American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration and ARRT certification in Radiography and Mammography required. 2.Advanced certification in Breast Ultrasound Imaging through the ARRT required. Education Completion of a course of study in Radiologic Technology specializing in Mammography as approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, required. Experience Typically 2 years of experience in performing radiographic procedures. In addition, a minimum of one year professional work experience in performing Mammography studies.
Credentials Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required) Registered Radiologic Mammography Technologist with the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) Certification, required.
Work Type
Full time
Pay RangeMinimum: 30.53Midpoint: 38.22Maximum: 45.87All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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