St. Joseph Health Mammography Technologist in Victorville, California
Job Summary: The Mammography Technologist works under general supervision of the Radiology Manager and the Radiologist in performing diagnostic and screening mammogram examinations including diagnostic x-ray exams. Can display a high level of work ethics and have a cohesive working relationship with both patients and clinical personnel. The Mammography Technologist will work within the compliancy of State and Federal MQSA regulations and shall assist in the patient / physician statistical reporting documentation program.Essential Functions: • Performs mammography procedures, achieving a high level of image quality in a minimal amount of time, using correct anatomical markers and properly positioning patient. • Operates digital x-ray equipment, performing all general diagnostic examinations. • Sustains the necessary skill set in Meditech to properly edit ITS orders, record procedures, print requisitions as needed and locate reports. • Demonstrates proficiency in scanning orders and patient intake sheets into Synapse consistently with each exam performed and completed. • Calculates exposure and technical factors to achieve appropriate density of contrast and density i.e. Breast implant imaging. • Ensures compliance of all documentation and tests performed for State, Federal and MQSA requirements on the reading stations, printer and modality itself as required. • Can show proficiency in uploading studies on the PACS Cube, creating comparative order in Meditech and communicating work done to the PACS team to complete the merge with the active study. • Registers all patients in the PenRad tracking system, engaging in communication during the patient encounter and updating information as needed. • Can effectively utilize Meditech and IDX for patient history retrieval and patient demographics. • Maintain the knowledge and skill set on Synapse/Meditech downtime procedures as outlined by SJO hospital, manually adding patient information, appropriate MM# and recording completed procedures as required. • Provides orientation to new mammographers.• Assist with pain management procedures, operating c-arm, prepping patients and supporting physicians as needed. Additional Responsibilities: • Performs all other duties as assigned. Minimum Position Qualifications:Education: Requires an Associate’s degree in Radiologic Science with completion of a two (2) year radiologic tech program. A high school diploma or GED and graduation from a certified radiology tech program with two (2) years’ experience may be substituted. License / Certification: • CRT (R) Diagnostic Radiology• CRT (M) Mammography• CRT (F) Fluoroscopy • ARRT (R) Diagnostic radiology• Current BLS (CPR) certificationKnowledge / Skills / Abilities: • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology to sufficiently perform and assist Radiologists in imaging all radiologic patients. • Consistently demonstrates technical proficiency in producing x-rays with the ability to recognize anatomical structures. • Consistently demonstrates competence in performing radiology exams according to age-appropriate protocols. • Ability to image and serve both pediatric and adult patients while maintaining patient safety, and minimizing patient radiation exposure with proper shielding.• Demonstrates proficiency in operating the digital x-ray equipment, performing all general diagnostic examinations.• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with patients, medical staff and public. • Ability to apply written guidelines as standardized work practices. • Ability to identify problems and communicate clearly.• Display efficient/productive work habits including the ability to work under pressure and multi-task.Preferred Position Qualifications: Experience: • One (1) year experience preferred. • Completion of a MQSA 40 hour mammography course.• Completion of 200 mammograms in the last 24 months.• Completion of MQSA required Digital Breast Tomosynthesis training.License / Certification: • Advanced licensure in Mammography. ARRT(M)
St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, SJHH has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values.St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.