Under general supervision, operates dedicated and specialized mammography radiographic equipment; formulates/calculates techniques and positions patients to produce diagnostic images of normal and abnormal human breast and associated tissue and related unusual changes for the use by physicians in making medical diagnoses. Within established/recognized scope of practice, uses independent judgment in critiquing radiographs and images, recognizing normal from abnormal tissue and taking additional required views such as magnification.
Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws
Operates dedicated and complex mammography equipment in a patient care setting for the purpose of obtaining definitive diagnosis for positive findings on a mammogram
Selects correct technical factors relative to the requirements of the study and the patient's age, body habitus and pathology
Consistently processes radiographic images properly, utilizing automated equipment
Critiques image and makes necessary adjustments in technical factors, patient positioning, etc
Demonstrates knowledge of, and consistently uses, proper sterile techniques, and/or proper infection control technique
Conducts a patient interview to attain full understanding of procedure and ultimately obtaining consent of the patient
Assists with orientation and training of students and other Radiologic Technologists in all aspects of positioning, compression, exposure factors, film processing and quality assurance/control
Positions patients for mammography images
Accurately position patients including those with implants, taking into consideration body habitus and location of lesion
Utilizes and selects precise positioning techniques involved with additional/special views such as magnification, compression relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on images
Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to perform required mammography Q.C. for mammography according to the requirements of the State of California and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)
Performs accurate calibration of mammographic equipment
Observes Regional and department safety policies
Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served
Assesses data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and provides the care needed in accordance with department policy
Adjusts technical factors relative to the requirements of the study
Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the patient's physical and cognitive abilities with special consideration to the nature of the procedure and the patient's ability and willingness to cooperate under the tense circumstances
To the extent possible, positions patients in such a way as to avoid as much discomfort as possible
Stays in continual contact with any disoriented or confused patient
Exercises clinical judgment within the scope of practice
Consults with the radiologist or other clinician for purposes of clarifying orders and questionable images/structure.
Selects alternate or additional views appropriately relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on the images.
Pay Grade: 26
Minimum one (1) year of recent experience (within the last 12 months) as a Radiologic Technologist including the performance of routine mammographic examinations/procedures in an acute care medical center, outpatient breast center or other FDAcertified facility.
May substitute one (1) year of recent experience in the performance of routine mammographic with verifiable equivalent mammography training in affiliated approved schools.
Valid and current certificate in Mammography issued by the California State Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH).
Valid and current certificate as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) issued by the State of California Department of Health Services (CDPH).
Valid and current Registration as a Radiologic Technologist issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-R).
Ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge, principles and practices of radiologic, mammographic techniques, breast structures, anatomy, composition and pathology.
Demonstrated ability to perform Quality Control/Assurance functions required for mammography as specified by the State of California and Mammography Quality Standards Act.
Maintain compliance with all current organizational, state and federal regulations pertaining to required number and types of mammographic examinations to be performed within a specified time period; compliance with all required Continuing Education (CEs) in Mammography.
Demonstrated ability to perform all Q.C. functions including but not limited to phantom testing, daily QC, repeat analysis, compression check, screen film contact etc.
This is an on call position, days and hours may vary.
Must be able to rotate to all Medical Office Buildings (MOBs).
Uses AIDET in all interactions with visitors, members and staff.
Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center 6041 Cadillac Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Radiology Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
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