Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: September 16, 2022
The Mammography Technologist is responsible for performing a
variety of technical activities associated with the performance of
screening and diagnostic mammography procedures. The person in this
position responds to patient questions and concerns regarding exam
procedures and process, while maintaining appropriate
confidentiality regarding personal health information, including
but not limited to, patient diagnosis, health history,
demographics, and referral information. This person is responsible
for all paperwork associated with technical procedures and responds
to physician questions and needs regarding patient procedures. Some
technologists may work under the direct medical supervision of a
physician during certain procedures. Schedule: Monday-Friday 40
hours a week (float through 3 locations) Essential Duties and
Performs a variety of tasks involving the operation of mammographic
equipment and other equipment/devices as appropriate.
Positions patients and uses immobilization if necessary.
Selects proper mode to produce correct exposure factors.
Evaluates images for diagnostic quality, obtaining additional
images as needed.
Prepares and sets up medical supplies using aseptic techniques if
appropriate. Explains procedures to patients.
Prints film or burns CDs if warranted. Matches with the appropriate
paperwork for interpretation.
Provides orientation to new mammographers.
Provides education and training to student mammographers.
Performs other related duties incidental to the work therein.
Produces high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner while
providing excellent patient care.
Treats patients and customers, including family members or care
providers that may accompany the patient, with courtesy,
professionalism and respect.
Monitors patients' well-being during exam; recognizes patient
discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.
Understands and uses compression, exposure modes, filter, KvP, Mas,
grid selection, focal spot size, AEC selection, photo cell
selection and other adjustments and factors on the equipment in
order to produce high quality images.
Uses ALARA concept to minimize patient radiation doses. Documents
and reports any over-exposure and advises management
Checks patient history, and obtains appropriate signed waivers, if
Consults with radiologist when necessary to determine appropriate
Completes all paperwork and exam reports associated with technical
Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patient
Assists radiologist(s) with stereotactic breast biopsies and other
interventional procedures if needed.
Checks referral for appropriate study based on patient history.
Keeps exam rooms and dressing booths clean and properly stocked
Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room (i.e.
equipment is operable, all supplies are readily available, and has
been appropriately cleaned and prepped).
Handles delicate situations in a supportive and empathetic manner
("good bedside manner") while maintaining appropriate
confidentiality regarding exam outcomes or potential issues.
Keeps patient schedule and accommodates add-on patients when
Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the appropriate
Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality; seeks guidance
from radiologist if concerned about what scan reveals and obtains
prior approval before doing additional views in order to better
diagnose the patient's possible pathology.
Releases patient with proper follow-up information.
Monitors Patient Library and print films and burns CDs as
Conducts daily, weekly and monthly QC testing to ensure the quality
control functions related to mammography.
Guides patients through a sometimes difficult process by kindly
talking them through the steps and answering their questions and
concerns regarding exam procedures and processes.
Participates in projects and completes other tasks as assigned by
management. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all
duties, responsibilities and requirements of the position described
above. Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the
right to add or change duties at any time. Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience
Must have current ARRT(R) certification, and state licenses in
Diagnostic Radiologic Technology and Mammographic Radiologic
Requires a high school diploma or GED.
CPR certification required.
Maintain license and continuing education in accordance with state,
federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and regulations.
Ability to relate to the public in a professional and courteous
manner, understanding the objectives of the organization,
regardless of racial, ethnic, religion, sexual orientation, gender,
mental/physical health, age, economic status, etc.
Familiarity with and ability to use specialized equipment.
Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and
The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by
successful completion of an accredited program, state and federal
licenses (as applicable), and appropriate registrations and/or
Possesses and utilizes excellent customer service skills, strong
written and verbal communications skills, and other medical related
Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to interact
effectively with doctors, patients, vendors, peers, staff and
Must maintain continuing experience in accordance with state,
federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and regulations.
Must provide 40 initial hours of training or attestation if
registered on or after 10/1/94. Quality Standards Communicates,
cooperates and consistently functions professionally and
harmoniously with all levels of supervision, co-workers, patients,
visitors, and vendors.
Maintains CEUs and licensing as needed in order to maintain a high
level of skill in technical capabilities.
Follows OSHA regulations, RadNet and site protocols, policies and
Follows HIPAA, compliance, privacy, safety and confidentiality
standards at all times.
Practices universal safety precautions.
Promotes good public relations on the phone and in person.
Adapts and is willing to learn new tasks, methods and systems.
Physical Demands This position often requires sitting, standing,
walking, bending, twisting, reaching with hands and arms, using
hands and fingers, handling or palpating, speaking, listening, and
high-level cognition. Also, must be able to lift over 50 pounds
occasionally. All employees are to assist and participate as
members of a lift assistance team (for special accommodation
patients or any patient requiring assistance onto a table or
equipment placement) to initiate or complete an exam or procedure.
Working Environment Technologists work in an outpatient medical
office setting with low to moderate noise level. #MTech123
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