Mammographer/per diem/ BWH Radiology
Company: Partners Healthcare System
Posted on: June 12, 2021
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Under the direction of a technical supervisor, incumbent
performs breast imaging procedures in assigned areas at a technical
level not requiring constant supervision. Performs a variety of
technical procedures that will require independent judgement, with
ingenuity and initiative to apply ionizing radiation for breast
imaging diagnosis. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or
procedures as required. Staff will be required to float among
radiology clinics associated with BWH as needed. These sites are,
but not limited to: 75 Francis Street Boston MA.,850 Boylston
Street, Chestnut Hill Ma, and 20 Patriot Place Foxborough, Ma.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs duties such as transporting, transferring, immobilizing
and positioning patients.
Calculates and selects proper technical factors; operates
equipment as required; process films by automatic processing;
properly identifies films with patient's ID and appropriate markers
in order to obtaining quality diagnostic radiographs.
Provides radiation protection in accordance with prescribed
safety standards; assists physicians in administering contrast
media, practices sterile technique, and performs first aid when
necessary. Proper labeling of tissue samples.
Instructs, advises and assists Rad Tech students in performing
mammographic exams, sterile technique, proper stocking of supplies
in radiographic rooms.
Assists in research and Quality Improvement projects.
Uses radiology information system (RIS) to keep patient data
up-to-date such as scheduling. tracking, along with appropriate
Film Library responsibilities.
Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of assigned areas.
Rotates within department as required; cooperates with all
personnel, promoting harmony within department.
Explains exam to patient taking into consideration physical and
emotional needs; maintaining ethical standards (patient
confidentiality, professional conduct, etc.)
Attends staff meetings, in-services, and maintains appropriate
CEU's in accordance with Massachusetts State licensure and A.R.R.T.
Orients new technologists to mammographic procedures and
Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and
Collects supplies from designated store room, stocks and
maintains adequate supplies for assigned area.
Uses independent judgement, ingenuity and initiative under
pressure in a variety of situations without constant
Performs other related duties as necessary (reception, Film
Library and Escort functions).
Performs quality control tests as needed to conform to all
Performs all aspects of breast imaging including mammography,
ultrasound, wire localizations, ductograms, cyst aspiration, core
biopsies including sterotactic and ultrasound guided.
Collecting and entering patient data pertaining to mammography
- Rotates within department, divisions and all off-site clinics,
by shifts as required and needed; cooperates with all personnel,
promoting harmony within department
Must have graduated from an approved school of Radiologic
Must possess a valid Massachusetts license as a Radiologic
Technologist in the category of Radiography.
To perform mammography, the incumbent must possess a valid
Massachusetts license in the category of mammography in addition to
Must be registered by the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists or equivalent
2-3 years' experience as a radiologic technologist.
- Must be knowledgeable with quality control tests that need to
be performed as well as MQSA, ARC and Mass State mammography
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Must be able to operate and utilize all types of x-ray and
related equipment and supplies.
Must effectively use interpersonal skills to deal with patients
and fellow employees who may be under physical and/or emotional
Must be able to read and interpret requisition forms.
Must be able to comprehend complex information and use
independent judgement in a variety of situations.
Must be able to use independent judgement in a variety of
situations, without constant supervision.
Must be able to communicate effectively in order to transfer
knowledge and skills to students and new employees.
- Comprehensive understanding of computer operations relating to
Digital Imaging, the Radiology Information System (IDXRad),
Outpatient Order entry Systems (Percipio) and all Hospital
Information Systems that integrate with the Department of Radiology
relating to patient information and management (BICS, Order entry
systems, PACS ect.).
Must be prepared to work overtime, holidays and weekends as
Works in a large open area in Mammography which is noisy and
tends to have extreme temperature and humidity variations.
Minimal exposure to ionizing radiation, when using proper safety
Continuous standing and lifting.
Exposure to human waste and disease.
- Considerable stress from dealing with a wide variety of
hospital staff, patients and families.
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