Mammography Tech PRN
Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Wellstar Roswell Imaging Center in Roswell, Georgia is seeking a PRN Registered Mammography Technologist. The Registered Mammography Technologist will assist with providing safe, age appropriate care to the patient by performing all exams provided by the department according to department procedures. Has the knowledge and ability to properly and safely obtain a quality diagnostic study. The Mammography Tech is responsible for performing a wide variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgement, ingenuity and initiative in the utilization of the equipment for the diagnosis and/or treatment of diseases. Able to independently perform job functions. Sets up the equipment to provide imaging service and positions patient for the procedure. Must maintain minimum FDA/MQSA requirements for continuing education, experience and equipment.
Must be flexible with work hours to meet department needs. Must be dependable, accountable and cooperative.
Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions
Demonstrates the ability to adjust technique so that patient receives the best study possible and that image quality is maintained.
Reports problems regarding malfunctioning equipment to supervisor or service provider, so that problem can be corrected in a timely manner.
Cleans, disinfects and maintains equipment in accordance with infection control policy and department cleaning schedule.
Ability to properly operate all radiographic equipment in a safe and competent manner. Assuring that equipment is not abused and is left in good working order.
Obtains complete clinical history, gathers examination data and assesses for contraindicating conditions.
Ensures that all studies have proper patient identification and right and left marker are utilized appropriately.
Reviews radiographic images for clinically acceptable results and releases patients.
Responds to emergency situations.
Uses critical thinking skills.
Seeks clarification on ambiguous orders.
Assists other technologists in all modalities when needed.
Observes patient condition and properly evaluates situations when physician intervention is necessary so that no patient condition deteriorates as the result of misjudgment.
Verifies two unique patient identifiers per policy and verifies proper clinician order prior to performing a procedure.
Ensures patient's privacy and comfort is accommodated.
Demonstrates competence in the determination and application of appropriate procedures, equipment, supplies and techniques based on the age of patients.
Understands, demonstrates and documents Pre-Procedure Verification and Time-Out process when appropriate, if applicable.
Demonstrates and understands pre-and-post procedural care, if applicable.
Demonstrates and understands sterile technique, if applicable.
Organizes schedule, time and priorities so that required activities are accomplished within designated time frames.
Follows physician?s instructions when assisting with procedures and exams.
Practices RBAC (Read Back and Confirm) when taking verbal orders.
Patiently and clearly explains purpose and nature of exam to patient prior to starting of procedure, to minimize anxiety and facilitate cooperation using AIDET; Acknowledge, Introduce, Discuss, Explain, and Thank you of all patients and family members.
Ensures that patient's questions, concerns or contraindications are satisfactorily addressed, notifying physician when this cannot be accomplished, prior to the initiation of the procedure.
Participates in the orientation and training of departmental employees.
Provides patients with preparatory instruction and explanation of procedures.
Required documentation is concise, legible and includes precise terminology.
Reads email each day scheduled to work and follows through with assignment.
Completes mandatory departmental and Hospital-wide education without prompting.
Produces acceptable images, as evidenced by maintaining a first-time acceptance rate of 95 percent.
Ensures that equipment is fully operational prior to each use, by checking for proper calibration and operating deficiencies.
Completes all studies in RIS, images are oriented, marked, labeled, and noted correctly prior to sending all studies to PACS; prints CD?s as necessary.
When submitting procedures for interpretation comparative studies are digitized if necessary and the preliminary sheet is filled out in its entirety, if applicable.
Maintain all documentation so that the facility meets ACR Accreditation standards.
Technologist is knowledgeable in completing and documenting the following ACR/MQSA QC test: Phantom, Visual checklist, Repeat analysis, Compression-pressure, compression thickness, flat filed test, calibration, Dicom printer test.
Restocks linens and supplies, and maintains Mammography Department in clean and orderly condition.
Transports patients, positions patients, and helps them on and off procedure table.
Performs patient charging activities on the day the service is rendered.
Prepares and maintains patient follow-up data.
Willingly lends knowledge and assistance to others upon request as needed and routinely as time is available, without prompting, so that all working time is used for departmental advantage.
Performs routine duties of clerical and support personnel in accordance with procedure when warranted to ensure continuity and quality of services.
Keeps supervisor informed on all responsibilities on an ongoing basis, ensuring prompt notification in the event of problems or potential problems.
Maintains an individual productivity rate equal to other co-workers.
Familiar with Mammography Tracking System.
Maintains Joint Commission standards and any other regulatory agency standards
Familiar with FDA/MQSA EQUIP program
Any other duties as assigned. Required for All Jobs
Required Minimum Education :
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