The Mammography Technologist II performs screening and diagnostic mammogram examinations. Obtains images of excellent diagnostic quality while providing maximum comfort and safety to patients. The technologists will use independent judgment and necessary skills to obtain high quality radiographs. Technologist educates the patient/family about the procedure. Pre/post procedure instructions given based on the age and understanding of the patient/family. Understanding is verified. Consistently provides accurate anatomic display and provides additional views or images to optimally demonstrate anatomy and/or pathology.
Technologist takes measures to provide and care for the patients safety and properly utilizes procedure related patient care/support devices appropriate for the age of the patient.
Performs routine screening mammography.
Verifies physicians order, ensures that prescription contains all required information, and questions discrepancies prior to procedure.
All required documentation is complete within established time frame.
Alerts Supervisor of potential problems.
Reports equipment malfunctions to appropriate staff.
Demonstrates a productivity level that is consistent with daily patient flow.
Can accommodate changes in workload.
Provides proper identification (patient name, MR#, age, DOS, ordering MD, and technologist initials) on all diagnostic films and properly inputs patient information when utilizing ultrasound units.
Maintain a relaxed environment, calm anxious patients, and provide a thorough explanation of the exam or procedure to the patient.
Performs all routine diagnostic, mammography and some special procedures in mammography as well service recovery.
Assist with mammography quality control, testing and documentation as assigned.
Some ultrasound scanning experience is preferred but not required.
Orders supplies from the hospital storeroom, monitors quantities at hand and reports shortages to the Supervisor.
Offers guidance and assistance to less experienced personnel.
Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients on a 24-hour basis, and the unit is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma.
Graduate of an AMA approved Radiologic Technology program.
California State CRT and mammography license, American Registry of Radiologic
Technologist (ARRT) with mammography license.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be customer focused with a strong attention to detail. Able to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work in a team environment. Knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control.
Ability to follow instructions. Demonstrate clinical proficiency specific to age of population served. Proficient with Microsoft Office products and learn organization specific systems.
Breast ultrasound scanning with ultrasound procedure experience.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) (BS) with breast ultrasound certification or ARDMS certified in breast imaging.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian