Position Overview: The Mammography Technologist will be responsible for performing quality patient care and mammographic images for successful diagnostic of patients for the radiologist. This also includes creating a tranquil environment, so patients will be able to adhere to examination instructions.
Essential Functions: *Identify anatomical orientation on all required images and assures proper file identification on all images *Demonstrate competency performing all mammographic procedures and the operation of all related equipment *Greet patients, obtain history, and enters information in computer system *Obtain mammographic images according to guidelines *Maintain logs; process paperwork for biopsies *Utilize sterile techniques preventing contamination *Maintain quality standards as it relates to HIPPA regulations *Responsible for all clinical aspects of mammography suite; maintains cleanliness of examination rooms. Stock necessary medical and radiologic supplies. *Assists in the completion of the accreditation process for American College of Radiology (ACR) every three years *Maintain CPR certification *Observe patient vital signs during examination *Provide coverage as needed (i.e. in the event of call outs or extended patient schedules). *Provide instruction/mentoring to new hires. *Provide a positive patient experience; share information with patients, providing knowledge about the procedure; ensuring they are aware of follow-up steps and requirements *Maintain communication with radiologists and other physicians, patients and their families, and other persons *Consistently submit images of diagnostic quality without recommendation of additional image acquisition; performs quality assurance on images and equipment; demonstrates competency in utilizing systems *Perform daily QA evaluations, i.e. processor QC and phantom QC *Responsible for monthly, quarterly, and yearly QC testing documentation *Perform all mammographic images daily in guidelines to ACR accreditation *Utilize sterile techniques preventing contamination *Provide excellent patient care by addressing concerns before and after examination *Examine radiologic film for properties such as density and contrast, definition, magnification, and distortion *Troubleshoot processor, mammographic machine, and order supplies *Demonstrate a positive patient experience; share information with patients, providing knowledge about the procedure; ensuring they are aware of follow-up steps and requirements *Ensure a positive experience from the referring providers; providing excellent quality *Make decisions authoritatively and wisely after adequately contemplating various available courses of action *Contribute to efficient out-patient Operations, maximizing the productivity of assigned modality *Review each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examinations to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of patients following the procedure *Demonstrate teamwork; interacts in a positive manner with employees and contributes to a collaborative work environment *Meet or exceed deadlines, follows through, demonstrating accountability, flexibility and adaptability *Enhance professional growth and maintain certifications, registration and active CME's through education programs, conferences, and workshops.
Qualifications: *High school diploma or equivalent required *Associate degree or Baccalaureate degree in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine preferred *ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist) (M) certified *Diagnostic Mammography certified *One to four years of experience as a general radiologic technologist preferred. *Ability to follow oral and written instructions. *Ability to communicate with patients, visitors, and employees within the organization. *Ability to adequately use, or learn to use, the department's computerized system and its associated devices.
Physical Demands: *Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. *Must be able to lift and carry items weighting up to 50 pounds. *Must be able to lift patients weighting up to 300 pounds and place them in appropriate positions for operation of equipment. *Requires eyesight correctable to 20/20 to operate equipment and review developed films.
Core customers and key relationships *Patients *Patients Families and Friends *Physicians and Other Medical Staff *External Medical Partners
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. CareMount is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability
CareMount Medical is the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State. CareMount Medical provides the highest quality medical care in over 40 different locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties. We provide medical care to over 500,000 patients in 43 different locations.Founded in 1946, CareMount Medical has grown to 560 physicians representing 43 different medical specialties with major campuses in:Mount KiscoCarmelKatonahKingstonFishkillJefferson ValleyPoughkeepsieRhinebeck