Receiving direction from the Unit Operations Manager and Unit Technical Manager, incumbent operates mammographic equipment and devices to perform breast imaging examinations of diagnostic quality for radiologist interpretation. Performs screening, diagnostic, specimen and interventional examinations conforming to image and data-integrity quality standards.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs accurate assessment of exam to be performed according to patient history, medical record and patient input; modifies any procedure codes as appropriate.
Performs exams in a timely manner and within the allowable scheduled exam time
Adjusts equipment to correct settings for all exams to include automated and manual technical factors; proper voltage, current and desired exposure time
Performs exams according to protocol and uses departmentally defined proactive protocols for call backs patients
Knowledge of use with all imaging equipment to include changing network destinations, checking for failed transmissions, re-transmitting images, deleting images, re-labeling incorrect images, rejecting images, and following protocols associated with repeat analysis.
Positions and instructs patients in regards to imaging exam
Reviews and assists patients when necessary with the electronic screening questionnaire
Utilizes lead shielding for patients of child bearing age
Performs QA process of current imaging at imaging device while comparing prior imaging on the PACS for minimizing technical call backs patients
Ensures exams have successfully arrived to PACS
Maintains accuracy of the patient medical record using the Radiology Information System (RIS) to accurately begin, complete, and edit procedure codes and scheduling recourses in a timely manner
Adheres to all departmental and hospital policies including but not limited to hand hygiene, Universal protocol and correct patient identification
Maintains updated documentation on all CEU requirements for MQSA and CPR.
Knowledge and ability to perform sterile technique
Performs all EPRO modules in compliance with hospital and departmental policies
Compliant with all Partners Password Securities Policies
Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy as set for by HIPPA
Reports any safety concerns to BI management
Knowledge and use of the PACS, Partners Support Center, the Check PACS Icon, and PACS QC report
Generates MGH Safety Reports for patient care and safety issues using the MGH Safety Reporting System
Performs in the role as resource and late technologist as assigned by schedule
Stocks and cleans rooms in preparation for start and end of business day
Performs additional duties as required
Excellent written and communications skills; must be able to read and write English
Demonstrates courteousness to all patients with the ability to deal with difficult situations
Ability to work with all staff members
Knowledge in prioritizing tasks associated with patient care and workflow
Basic computer skills to include sending and receiving emails
Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of adolescent, young adult, adult, senior adult and geriatric patients. Must possess the ability to assess patient specific data relative to age-specific needs and provide appropriate care.
Knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Knowledge of the principles of radiation physics and radiographic chemistry.
Knowledge of radiographic positioning and radiographic equipment.
Knowledge of universal precautions.
Effective interpersonal and communications skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to provide compassionate care to patients.
Ability to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately.
Ability to lift over 5 lbs.
Must be able to read and write English.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):
Must be certified by the ARRT in Radiology
Must possess a valid license to practice as a radiologic technologist in Massachusetts
ARRT certification in Mammography required within one year of employment
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