Mammography Technologist, Breast Clinic, PRN
Location Type: On-site
Job Number: 220000TZ
Category: Allied Health
Experience and Education
Two (2) years experience in mammography preferred; clinical training at UTSW may be considered as experience. ARRT mammography registry highly desired. Associates degree in radiologic technology. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Certification by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), licensure by State of Texas, Mammography certified ARRT(M), Certified by Texas Medical Board (TMB). Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) by first day of employment is required.
1. General Job Responsibilities: Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition and ensures that it is properly supplied for procedures. Demonstrates conscious effort to be good stewards of hospital resources to ensure facility financial goals are met. Checks equipment and accessories to ensure proper working order and notifies appropriate personnel for repairs. Responds to inquiries/calls regarding procedures in a timely manner. Communicates problems on shift with equipment or pending exams with appropriate staff. Engages in equitable distribution of departmental workloads. Participates in a learning experience with new employees and students. Assists with scheduling and coordinating exams as appropriate to ensure smooth workflow. Performs quality control on assigned equipment and reports issues timely. Attends departmental and facility meetings/classes (minimum 90% attendance). Completes required courses/modules on time. Performs pertinent duties in the best interest of patients, personnel and the facility as assigned. Adheres to departmental time, attendance and tardiness guidelines. Wears employee ID and follows dress code policy. As appropriate, may assume supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the designated supervisor. Participates in all regulatory compliance activities.
2. Patient Interaction: Verifies the patients identification using the forms of ID as outlined in the hospital policies. Communicates with patients clearly and in a professional manner. Ensures proper patient preparation, verifies screening protocols, and answers questions. Evaluates patient’s history and symptoms for the procedures clinical criteria. Assist patient in dressing for exam and attends to patient’s physical well-being while transporting to and from exam room and table, and positioning for exam. Instructs/communicates with patient and/or patient’s family (as appropriate) regarding the tests to be performed and assesses the patient’s ability to tolerate exam. Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge, continued education, and skills to provide appropriate care for the following age groups (specific to department): newborn, pediatric, young adult, adult and geriatric.
3. Exam Performance: Verifies the requisition/chart for valid written order, priority date, ordering comments, physicians notes, precautions, and patient consent forms. Performs high quality imaging examinations according to exam protocol in a timely manner. Assists the physician as needed in performing additional imaging or biopsy procedures. Ensures that images and records are properly completed with patient identification data and appropriate labeling. Utilizes technical knowledge and skills to perform procedures accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with age specific criteria. Completes exam charges and image documentation and forwards to radiologist in a timely manner. Administers intravenous injections of contrast material as appropriate, observes patients for adverse reactions.
4. Job Performance May Include: Monitors and trains students in all areas of current competencies. Assists in the orientation and training of new staff. Leads the work of technologists ensuring that procedures are performed according to standards. Participates in the modality specific QA/QC program and ensures compliance with regulations. Participates in various accreditation processes as directed.
Adheres to patient privacy act HIPAA, and confidentiality policy at all times.
Ensure adherence to prescribed procedures, protocols and policies noting deviations and suggesting possible improvements. Ensure adherence to safety rules and regulations, both for patients and technologists. Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Assures PACT (problem solve, ability, communication, teamwork) customer service and excellent guest relations skills with all patients, staff and co-workers.
Assist in maintaining supply levels, and recommend the procurement of supplies and equipment. Ensures ordering of supplies is completed in absence of lead technologist.
Assist in data collection for reports, as needed, on section operations, volume of examinations, budget, operational problems, etc., as requested by the clinic manager or director.
Assume technical responsibilities, in the absence of the lead technologist, to ensure efficient operations within their section.
Performs other duties as assigned.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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