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The Mammography Technologist provides excellent patient care by producing and evaluating screening and diagnostic general x-ray and mammography images as ordered by the referring physician. The successful Mammography Technologist is a "super user" on X-Ray and Mammography equipment and demonstrates competency in Diagnostic Mammography examinations and patient care.
Performs diagnostic general x-ray exams, screening mammography, fluoroscopy, and bone densitometry exams, consistently maintaining a high level of quality and productivity. Operates all relevant equipment and computer systems, including Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archival & Communication System (PACS), with proficiency.
Reviews requisitions to determine proper study; interviews patients for medical history; prepares and positions patients for exams; reviews images for quality and abnormalities; completes documentation and file notations; performs Quality Control (QC) and patient tests according to protocol; works cooperatively with Radiologist.
Provides excellent care and service to patients. Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxiety and obtain cooperation. Tracks patients from exam start to discharge, ensuring that stat exams are processed appropriately and expeditiously. Assesses patient's condition and assists Radiologist as needed i.e. with medicine or supplies.
Responsible for the non-technical component of the protocol process, including: ensuring that the patient is properly prepped for exams, including blood work, allergies, contraindications, etc., monitoring missing requisitions, faxing transmissions to referring MD offices to obtain missing requisitions, ensuring that the requisition is completely filled out i.e. exam, clinical and signature authorization numbers match the exam ordered and codes are correctly entered, evaluating requisitions to ensure exam requested matches the exam ordered, verify that exams have been scheduled at the proper site, time slot and day and contacting the Customer Care Center for assistance with scheduling changes as needed.
Stocks supplies; maintains cleanliness of scan rooms and dressing rooms.
Participates in various department duties and meetings necessary for patient-centered service. Collaborates and cooperates with others in and out of the department in support of organization goals.
ARRT and Mammography certification, Connecticut State Radiological License and CPR (BLS) certification, required. Bachelor's degree in science-related field and experience and training in Bone Densitometry, preferred. Experience with radiology information systems, preferred. Must demonstrate excellent communication and patient care skills
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.