Job ID: 218686208

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Summary

The Mammography Technologist must hold all certifications and licenses related to their scope of practice. S/he must be able to handle a high volume, fast paced environment with a pleasant disposition. S/he is responsible for maintaining all quality control records, ACR accreditation forms and daily logs for modality specific areas. S/he must be proficient in the use of computer software, ie: PACS, eRad, and Athena Clinicals and Communicator. S/he must obtain a detailed history on every exam performed in their specific modality for presentation to the Radiologist. S/he must be able to schedule all special procedures and biopsies daily as needed. S/he must follow all safety protocol to ensure safety of patients and equipment. S/he must be able to multi task with attention to detail.  S/he must read and respond to communication from manager in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Approaches change or newness positively- Treats change and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth, focuses on the beneficial aspects of change, speaks positively about the change to others. 
  • Acknowledges the person-greets customers promptly and courteously, gives customer full attention.
  • Actively listens- Handles upset customers by hearing the customer out, empathizing, apologizing, and taking personal responsibility for resolving customer problem/issues.
  • Checks Equipment- monitors and checks equipment and work area in order to ensure operational and safety compliance.
  • Demonstrates concern and empathy to patients.  Demonstrates accountability and responsibility and performs procedures in a caring, compassionate and respectful manner.
  • Performs examinations in accordance with established standing operation procedures and routines accurately and in a timely manner. Responsible for Imaging, recording and processing images.
  • Obtains and documents a complete patient history as it relates to the procedure ordered, obtains informed consent in accordance with departmental policy and procedure.
  • Maintains effective communication with patient; provides explanation of procedures within scope of practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of occurrence reporting (patient case) in Athena.  Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
  • Maintains proactive and effective communication with radiologist regarding unusual clinical findings, history, test results and/or their implication.
  • Ensures physician order for procedure is entered accurately.  Consults appropriate resources to clarify unfamiliar or questionable orders.
  • Optimizes use of supplies, equipment and services, ensuring high level of clinical care at lowest cost.  Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety or quality of care.
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring orders match diagnosis to ensure proper reimbursement for services.
  • Demonstrates a patient first approach to care/introduces self and role to patient.  Acts as a patient advocate in keeping the best interests and care of the patient at the forefront at all times.
  • Willingly assists co-workers to achieve goals.  Acts as a resource to co-workers as appropriate.
  • Actively participates in staff meetings and in-services.
  • Assumes personal responsibility for professional development.  Actively promotes development of self and others through participation in professional organization, educational opportunities, etc.
  • Acts as an “ambassador” for MPG by promoting a professional and positive image of the organizations capabilities and services to the public.

Education and/or Experience

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or accredited radiologic school; six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of PACS, eRad, Athena Database software; Microsoft Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Active State of Florida Radiologic Technology license, BLS, RT(R), RT(M) or passed exam within 1 year of employment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of radiation. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate depending on the business activity of the office.

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