Radiology-Mammography Tech, Full time days
Company: Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Schedule-Tuesday - Friday 8:30 - 5pm
Saturday - 7:30 - 11:30am
Reporting directly to the Supervisor in Breast Imaging, and
ultimately to the Breast Imaging Program Manager, the
Mammography/Bone Densitometry Technologist maintain certification
mammography and and performs breast imaging exams, procedures.. The
employee works in assigned areas at a technical level not requiring
constant supervision. Performs a variety of technical procedures
that will require independent judgment, with ingenuity and
initiative to apply ionizing radiation for breast imaging
diagnosis. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or
procedures as required
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs mammographic imaging on patients presenting for
screening and/or diagnostic service, according to department
protocol. Exams include screening and diagnostic mammograms with or
without tomosynthesis, wire localizations, ductograms, cyst
aspiration, and core biopsies including stereotactic and ultrasound
guided procedures. Assists radiologists with breast ultrasound
Calculates and selects proper technical factors; operates
equipment as required;; properly identifies images by verify
patient demographics; appropriately annotates images with lead
markers denoting laterality; acquires images that meet department
Ensures all images are transmitted to PACS system, and exams are
completed in hospital electronic medical record. Maintains working
knowledge and performs accurate data entry into hospital and
department electronic medical record.
Provides education to patients regarding exam. Provides
radiation protection to patients in accordance with ALARA
principles and department policy.
Assists physicians in performance of invasive procedures:
prepares medications such as local anesthetics and/or contrast
media. Ensures supplies are available for procedure. Practices
sterile technique in setting up trays and performing procedures.
Labels tissue samples appropriately. Performs first aid when
Instructs, advises and assists Radiologic Technology students in
performing mammographic exams.
Performs duties such as transporting, transferring, immobilizing
and positioning patients
Assists in research and Quality Improvement projects.
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
Stocks supplies in designated areas. Stocks and maintains
adequate supplies and liens in assigned area.
Uses independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative under
pressure in a variety of situations without constant
Performs other related duties as necessary
- Performs quality control tests on equipment as needed to
conform to all mammography regulations. Performs quality control
tests on equipment as required by manufacturer.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit,
community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly
across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting
the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive
care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's
Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their
families, which is why we've been nationally recognized for our
best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical
outcomes. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham
and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care.
Our employees call it home.
- Must have graduated from an approved school of Radiologic
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Continuous standing and lifting.
- Exposure to human waste and disease.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to an employee's protected status, such
as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin,
physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender
identity or expression or sexual orientation.
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