Mammography Technician Senior

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Hilo, HI 96720, USA
  • Oct 08, 2019

Job Description

Description: Under direct & indirect supervision, performs mammography examinations w/physician supervision; maintains responsibility for monitoring & quality control of all mammographic studies.

Essential Functions:
- Completes patient history/breast assessment form & transmits form into the Radiology PACS system.
- Performs mammography studies & procedures. Positions patients, applies compression, & provides immobilization means & patient counseling as required. Selects technical factors & protocols that result in optimum imaging for each individual patient. Reviews orders w/peers & consults w/attending Radiologists as needed. Maintains daily records of exams performed. May perform stereotactic biopsy procedures. Supports the Mobile Health Vehicle as needed.
- Follows all National Patient Safety Goals. Receives & double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accuracy of information & data entry, while maintaining patient privacy & confidentiality. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System (RIS)
- Prepares sterile fields as required & directed; prepares floor stock medications; ensures sterility of surgical packs, trays & disposables to be used in assigned area. Maintains appropriate & adequate supplies during the procedures. Remains proficient in performing breast localizations as pre-biopsy procedure; remains proficient in performing stereotactic breast biopsy if applicable.
- Assists radiologist during exams & procedures as needed; capturing specific mammography images & assisting w/biopsy specimen collection. Operates & understands all features & performance capabilities of the mammography systems: performs system quality control (QC) as required. Demonstrates sufficient knowledge for all quality control tests to include daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, & semi-annual testing; performs quality control tests when assigned.
- Post processes & performs quality control (QC) of mammography images as required; prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, & transmittals images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system.
- Maintains high level of image quality & adheres to protocols & standards; serves as resource regarding same to teach & train others.
- Maintains working knowledge of all dept equipment & devices. Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately.
- Monitors & assures prompt, efficient patient flow w/minimal waiting time; provides assistance during patient schedule conflicts; advises receptionists as to appropriate schedule revisions & assures efficient patient flow.
- Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides fear/stress reducing service oriented communication w/patient; explaining procedure; answering questions; providing encouragement. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times. Dismisses patients for transport &/or assists w/patient transport at end of procedure.
- Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, & hospital staff as required; ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Applies appropriate measures (ALARA Principles) for minimizing radiation exposure. Captures & records radiation dose delivered during the procedure.
- Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue &/or Rapid Response Team situations.
- Orients & trains (mentors) new personnel regarding subsection operations as needed.
- Maintains all materials needed & linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order & cleanliness of room assigned.
- Pursues ongoing continuing education.
- Attends departmental meetings &/or in-service presentations as needed or required. Reads & initials minutes of such meetings when excused absence precludes attendance.
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum one (1) year of general radiology experience as a registered technologist, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post- hire, or on -the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.
- Minimum two (2) years (4,160 hours) of mammography experience.
- Associate's degree in radiologic technology; OR two (2) years of directly related experience.
License, Certification, Registration
- Valid Hawaii Radiologic Technologist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).
- Registered Mammography Technologist (RT) (M) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

Additional Requirements:
- N/A

Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A

Primary Location: Hawaii,Hilo,Hilo Medical Offices 1292 Waianuenue Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: ILWU - Local 142 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Mammography Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.